Michigan State has officially landed the first commitment for the 2021 recruiting class from in-state prospect Pierre Brooks. He is a 6-5 shooting guard from Detroit (MI) Douglas High School. Brooks is the number two shooting guard in the state of Michigan. He ultimately committed to Michigan State over Michigan, Xavier, Arizona State, Illinois, Butler, and Iowa.

Pierre is a typical Michigan State hard-nosed basketball player. He creates his own shot off the ball and creating post position under the rim. For Spartan fans trying to get a grasp of who his game resembles, think Denzel Valentine.

Breaking the Ice

With Michigan State women’s basketball head coach Suzy Merchant already landing five commitments for its 2021 recruiting class, Michigan State fans were starting to wonder when Tom Izzo would land his first 2021 commitment. We can only hope that Brooks will be the bell cow of the class. We hope to see more in-state players and players from the Midwest soon following in Pierre’s footsteps and join Michigan State for the class of 2021.

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Scholarship Math

With Brooks’ commitment this afternoon, Michigan State only has one remaining 2021 scholarship. So how can we expect Tom Izzo to go after more prospects with one scholarship remaining? Michigan State could end up having a player transfer to free up a scholarship or have a player declare for the 2021 NBA Draft. Either of these would free up another scholarship. If a player like Max Christie or Emoni Bates wanted to reclassify, Tom Izzo would find a way to make room and open up an additional scholarship for the 2021 class. We’ll just have to see how Izzo manages the Spartan roster.


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