Elite 2022 Center Enoch Boakye Decommits From Michigan State

Jason Jordan

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.

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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.” 

Comments (5)
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elindemier
elindemier

MSU has no inside game. He would have a big impact. None of the MSU big men are progressing at all. Most are regressing. If someone can't beat out Kithier then they aren't very good.

KingKyle
KingKyle

Oklahoma State is a good fit for a thunderous big man!

Grunk
Grunk

He's going to play hockey instead.

usakevin
usakevin

Wow. He averaged 13 points in Canada. Hardly stellar.


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