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Elite 2022 Center Enoch Boakye Decommits From Michigan State

Boakye said that Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke and others reached out after he reopened his recruitment.

George Harris Prep (Canada) star Enoch Boakye has decided to decommit from Michigan State and reopen his recruitment, the 6-foot-11 center tells Sports Illustrated.

“It’s a tough decision, because I really do love Michigan State,” Boakye said. “But it’s just one of those situations where I have to do what’s best for me and my future.”

The issue, according to Boakye, a junior, stems from the logjam of bigs in Lansing, who will likely be around longer because of the Spartans’ underwhelming season.

Enoch Boakye

The Spartans are 10-8 overall and 4-8 in the Big Ten.

“Just doing a lot of research with my people and watching a lot of games, it looks like they will have a lot of guys staying,” Boakye said. “I want to go to a place where I have the opportunity to make an impact right away. That’s the No. 1 goal of mine.”

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Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Arizona State, Arizona, USC, Duke, Kentucky, Washington State and Gonzaga, have already reached out since the decommitment, according to Boakye.

“I don’t really have a timeline for deciding now,” he said. “At the same time, I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. I think things will move fast. I think eventually I’ll get to a top three and then I’ll announce.”

Last season, Boakye averaged 13 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks a game. Sports have been suspended across most of Canada this season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boakye said he may come to the U.S. to play AAU games starting next season.

“This was hard to do because just going on the visit there, I really loved everything about it,” Boakye said of Michigan State. “What I’m learning now is that I have to make business decision too. It’s got to be the right fit for me in every way, so I’m opening it back up to get the best decision.”