Elite 2022 Center Enoch Boakye Decommits From Michigan State
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.
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.”