Michigan State Recruits, Bronny James in McDonald’s All-American Game

Tue Jan 24 2023 at 11:15 PM

Two Michigan State Basketball recruits have been named to the McDonald’s All-American Game. Xavier Booker and Jeremy Fears Jr. are among the 24 that will take center stage on March 28 in Houston. Unquestionably, one of the most highly anticipated players in the game is Bronny James. Bronny, the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, will be playing in the game 20 years after his Dad.

Selectors chose James as the only uncommitted player to play in the game. Furthermore, according to 247Sports.com composite rankings, he is ranked as the No. 33 prospect in the 2023 class.

Michigan State’s Future Stars

Michigan State is also well-represented in the game, with two incoming freshmen being selected to play. This marks the first time two future Spartans have received this honor in the same year since Joshua Langford and Miles Bridges. Booker, a top-10 overall prospect from Indianapolis Cathedral, will play on the East team. Fears, who plays at Joliet (Ill.) West, will be on the West team.

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Booker is ranked as the No. 8 player in the country. He is the No. 2 center and No. 1 prospect in Indiana according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He was a high-priority target for Tom Izzo and the Spartans for over a year. Booker officially signed with MSU in November in a recruiting class that includes four-star forward Coen Carr and four-star wing Gehrig Normand.

Michigan State’s basketball program has a rich history of success, and the inclusion of Booker and Fears in the McDonald’s All-American Game is a testament to the talent that the Spartans are bringing in for the 2023 season. This is an exciting time for the program and its fans.  These two highly-ranked prospects have the potential to make an immediate impact on the team.

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Other Highlighted Players

Kentucky, which currently boasts the top-ranked class, has four signees selected to play in the game. This includes the No. 2-ranked prospect Justin Edwards, No. 3 DJ Wagner and No. 4 Aaron Bradshaw. Additionally, Reed Sheppard, who is the No. 30 prospect in the nation and the top player from the state of Kentucky, rounds out the four Wildcat signees. Duke, which has the second-ranked class in the nation, has three players represented in the game, led by the top-ranked Blue Devil commit, Mackenzie Mgbako (No. 8).

In terms of conference representation, the SEC leads the way with six participants, while the Big 12 and Pac-12 each have five.

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