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Michigan State Basketball Recruiting Update

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Tom Izzo and his staff could be looking at another big recruiting haul next year if guys like Malik Williams and Brian Bowen become Spartans.

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The Michigan State Spartans just wrapped up a massive haul for their 2016 recruiting class, and Tom Izzo is poised for another in 2017.

One of the top big men in 2017 is four-star center Malik Williams, who just hosted the Spartans last week, per ESPN's Jeff Borzello.

A 6-11, 205-pounder out of Fort Wayne (IN), Williams holds offers from Purdue, NC State, Xavier, Iowa and Indiana among others, but the Spartans are the favorite in this recruitment according to his 247 Sports Crystal Ball:

Another 2017 prospect that MSU is firmly in the mix for is five-star wing Brian Bowen, who also hosted the Spartans for a visit last week.

The 6-7, 185-pound Bowen is a top-20 prospect who hails from Saginaw (MI), and it looks like he'll stay close to home for college. His 247 Sports Crystal Ball has MSU as the heavy favorite:

But perhaps the best player in 2017 that's drawing interest from the Spartans is five-star wing Kris Wilkes, who was visited by MSU among several big-time programs recently.

The 6-7, 190-pound Wilkes is ranked as the No. 12 prospect in 2017 by Rivals.com and No. 13 by Scout. The Spartans are just now recruiting Wilkes heavily, but the Indianapolis (IN) product is still very open with his recruitment, so don't count out Izzo just yet here.

However, Wilkes' 247 Sports Crystal Ball suggests the hometown Hoosiers and Kentucky Wildcats are the front-runners in this recruitment.

It's still very early in the 2017 recruiting cycle, but we're beginning to see who the Spartans are looking to recruit as they look to continue their success under Izzo.