Michigan State landed five-star shooting guard Max Christie one week after the top high school player in the nation, Emoni Bates, said he'd play for Tom Izzo in East Lansing next season.
Bates is a five-star point guard projected as a future top pick in the NBA draft.
Christie, from Rolling Meadows (Ill.) is the top ranked shooting guard in his class and the No. 12 player in the 2021 class overall, per 247Sports.
He made his announcement in an interview with Big Ten Network on Tuesday.
"My relationship with coach Izzo, I felt like it was great. I felt like it was a place where I was needed and a place that I wanted to go to," Christie said.
Duke was perceived as the favorite for Christie until recently. Virginia, Villanova, Purdue and Ohio State were among the other teams Christie said he considered, with Virginia ultimately coming in as the runner up to Michigan State.
Michigan State also has a standing scholarship offer to Christie's younger brother, Cam, who is in the class of 2023.
--Field Level Media