Tom Izzo has been rejuvenized this offseason. It’s good to see the Michigan State basketball coach really take a step back and realize that he has the tools to win at least one more title before he retires.
Not only is he in love with the game like he was during his prime years, but he’s also recruiting at arguably his highest level ever. Despite the fact that his 2021 recruiting class was supposed to be his best yet but Emoni Bates decommitted and Enoch Boakye followed suit and went to Arizona State, he has yet to be deterred. His 2023 group ranks in the top five nationally.
And now he’s already looking ahead to 2024.
According to reports, Izzo is the latest school to reach out to one of the top recruits in the entire class.
Michigan State basketball’s sights are set on 2024 class
Five-star shooting guard Jamari Phillips has been hearing from Michigan State “a lot” recently.
The Spartans join Arkansas, USC, and Texas who have also been in close contact with the five-star shooting guard from California. Even more interesting is the fact that this report comes out just months after he released a top six of Texas Tech, Oregon, UCLA, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Louisville.
Will this new interest from the Spartans affect his top six? It’s possible, especially since it’s so early in his process and he has plenty of time before he has to decide.
It’ll be interesting to see if Izzo can get him to campus this season for a game.
Phillips is the No. 26 overall prospect in the class and sixth-best shooting guard, according to the 247Sports Composite. He would be a heck of a follow-up addition to a class with Xavier Booker, Jeremy Fears, Gehrig Normand, and Coen Carr.