Two Michigan State basketball commits named Gatorade Player of the Year in respective states
Two incoming Michigan State basketball commits have received Gatorade Player of the Year honors in their respective states.
On Friday, shooting guard Max Christie (Illinois) and small forward Pierre Brooks (Michigan) were both named the winners of the prestigious honor for their states. The two are members of Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class, which ranks No. 2 in the B1G and No. 10 nationally, per 247Sports.
Christie averaged a double-double at Rolling Meadows High School, scoring 24 points and collecting 10.1 rebounds per game in his final season. He was also credited with 3.9 assists and 3.1 steals per game. The 6-foot-7 guard is ranked as the No. 17 overall talent in the 2021 recruiting class.
Brooks averaged nearly a triple-double at Frederick Douglass Academy during the 2020-21 season. He averaged 33.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.2 steals per game in his last year. Brooks was also credited with 4.5 assists per contest. He’s listed as a 4-star player in the recruiting class, ranking No. 58 nationally.
The honor recognizes outstanding athletic excellence and high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.