There may not be a harder-working coach in college basketball right now than Tom Izzo. Not many are bringing in more elite recruits and making top lists at the rate that the Michigan State basketball coach is, and he’s not slowing down any time soon.
Michigan State landed the No. 4 recruiting class in 2023 with Xavier Booker, Jeremy Fears Jr., Coen Carr, and Gehrig Normand. And to kick off the 2024 class, the Spartans picked up commitments from Jesse McCulloch and Kur Teng.
And he’s not done with the 2024 class yet as he’s also targeting guys like Jase Richardson and Bryson Tucker.
But he’s still keeping a distant eye on the 2025 class and he’s expecting a major visitor from that cycle on Sept. 1 in Davion Hannah from Milwaukee.
Hannah is the No. 32 overall recruit and sixth-best combo guard in the country, per 247Sports, as well as the No. 1 recruit from the state of Wisconsin.
He’s also being pursued by the likes of Arizona State, Auburn, Iowa, Iowa State, LSU, Marquette, Oregon, and Wisconsin, among others. This won’t be an easy recruitment to win, but it looks like Izzo is making a big move by getting this visit.
Hannah could fit the new Michigan State basketball mold
It’s clear that Izzo is working toward getting more athletes on the roster at every position and Hannah fits that new mold to perfection.
Hannah is a 6-foot-5, 175-pound combo guard who has some bounce to his game and finishes strong around the rim. Just imagine him in a future lineup with someone like Carr (a long-shot), Fears, Normand, and McCulloch. That would be a heck of an athletic lineup.
Although 247Sports has yet to report an offer from Michigan State, there’s a good chance that changes on his visit over the weekend.