Michigan State men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo has added yet another highly-touted prospect to the Spartans’ impressive 2023 recruiting class, as four-star small forward/power forward Coen Carr verbally committed to MSU on Tuesday.
Carr announced his decision via Instagram:
Carr — who originally hails from Stockbridge, Georgia and currently plays at Legacy Early College in Greenville, South Carolina — ranks as the No. 59 overall prospect in the 2023 class, as well as the No. 10 small forward in the country and the No. 2 player in the state of South Carolina, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Carr, listed at 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, is an elite athlete. He possesses incredible leaping ability and will put down several highlight-reel-level-dunks. He is also a willing and able defender who can guard bigger players, and should be a strong rebounder. Carr can play at either forward position, but will likely spend a lot of time at the power forward spot at MSU. While his shooting and overall game will need a bit of development from Izzo and the staff, his potential is considered to be off of the charts.
Michigan State’s 2023 class currently ranks No. 3 in the country, according to 247Sports. In addition to Carr, MSU’s class also includes five-star power forward Xavier Booker, four-star point guard Jeremy Fears Jr. and four-star shooting guard/small forward Gehrig Normand.