Michigan State basketball finally added to its 2024 class on Monday afternoon as four-star shooting guard Kur Teng officially became a Spartan.
The class’ No. 37 overall prospect and No. 8 shooting guard made his commitment official, choosing Michigan State over Rutgers and Providence which closed out his final top three. This marks the fourth top-40 commit for Tom Izzo in the past two cycles.
And he’s not even done yet.
Teng marks the first commit in the class for the Spartans and Izzo could take at least 2-3 more and everyone left on his board could fit into that top-40 range. Some of them are ranked outside of that range now, but they all have the ability to be late-risers.
The 2024 class could be another special one for Izzo.
Teng being compared to a former Michigan State basketball star
When Teng was being recruited, I watched some highlights of him and his mid-range and long-range proficiency and stroke reminded me of a former Spartan: Josh Langford.
While he’s not quite as heralded as Langford was (Josh was a five-star), Teng has similar abilities and he could even end up being a five-star before it’s all said and done.
Apparently, I’m not alone in the comparison as Justin Thind of 247Sports made a similar one and said that the industry is kind of already on board with that comp. Thind knows his stuff, so the fact that he, too, thinks this makes me feel like Teng is going to have a similar impact with his shooting ability.
If he can be anything like Langford in the mid-range and from deep, Michigan State is going to remain one of the best shooting teams in the nation for a while.