Michigan State basketball's 2024 class finishes top 15 in the country

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The final 247Sports recruiting rankings for the 2024 recruiting class are in, and Michigan State basketball once again has one of the top classes in the country. This has become the norm under Tom Izzo, but it's still impressive to see the recruiting run that he has been on recently.

We all know by now that MSU has three great freshmen joining the program this year, but where does Michigan State's recruiting class stack up with the rest of the country?

Michigan State's 2024 recruiting class featuring four-star guards Jase Richardson and Kur Teng and three-star center Jesse McCulloch finished No. 15 in the country according to 247Sports. This includes finishing third in the Big Ten, behind Rutgers at No. 4 and Purdue at No. 10. While the expectations for recruiting at Michigan State are much higher than No.15 in the country, it's actually a really strong finish all things considered.

This year the Spartans only have three recruits coming in, which is a pretty small class compared to other schools. Rutgers for instance has a five-man recruiting class and Purdue has six incoming freshmen. So if Michigan State filled up their recruiting class with more players they likely would be ranked higher, but MSU doesn't have the open scholarships to add that many players so we can't hold that against them.

If you look at the other programs with only three recruits, Michigan State has the No. 7 class. So that helps put into perspective that this is a very strong class for MSU.

Time will tell how impactful the incoming freshman will be at Michigan State, but these rankings point towards a lot of success in the coming years. Hopefully pairing them with the previous top-five class from last year will bring Michigan State back to the top of college basketball once again.