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Michigan State basketball is officially built for the long run

Michigan State basketball has officially signed all four 2023 class recruits and the Spartans are built to last.

Four commits, four signatures. Michigan State basketball is officially built for the long run.

On Wednesday morning, Xavier Booker, Jeremy Fears, Coen Carr, and Gehrig Normand all signed their letters of intent, making them officially members of the Spartans’ 2023 class.

Obviously there were no worries about losing these guys, but as we’ve seen with football recruiting (and Emoni Bates/Enoch Boakye), nothing is officially until there’s a signature. Now, it’s official.

Booker officially becomes Tom Izzo’s top-ranked signee ever, Fears is a borderline five-star who was garnering interest from just about everywhere this summer, Carr is a crazy athlete and top-60 recruit, and Normand is also an impressive athlete with a shooting touch.

This class is loaded.

And, officially, it can be added to the 2023-24 roster which will make Michigan State one of the clear best teams in college basketball and a legitimate contender for the preseason No. 1 team.

Looking at the makeup of next year’s roster, assuming Malik Hall, Tyson Walker, and Joey Hauser all move on, Michigan State is absolutely loaded.

In the backcourt, you have AJ Hoggard, Tre Holloman, and Fears. On the wings, there’s Jaden Akins, Carr, Pierre Brooks, and Normand. And in the post, there’s Mady Sissoko, Jaxon Kohler, Booker, and Carson Cooper. Talk about 3-4 deep in every single area.

Michigan State is going to be built for a deep run next year, and beyond.

Not only is the 2023 class official, but the 2024 class could end up being just as impressive.

Izzo has gotten that second wind in the recruiting landscape and has turned it into a top-five class for 2023 and another potential top-five group for 2024, if all goes as planned.

This is the biggest win this year for Spartan hoops, and it happened off the court.

If you’re excited about the future of this program, you’re not alone. Wednesday was a huge day for future national title hopes because these four newcomers have what it takes to bring the crown home.

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