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Top-50 recruit Coen Carr commits to Michigan State

Joe Tipton08/09/22
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Class of 2023 four-star prospect Coen Carr has committed to Michigan State, he tells On3.

The 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward of Greenville (S.C.) Legacy Early College ultimately chose the Spartans over Indiana, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. He also received offers from LSU, NC State, Alabama, and others.

Carr is the No. 56 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 12 small forward and the No. 2 overall player in the state of South Carolina.

On3’s evaluators are slightly higher than the industry on Carr, ranking him 47th overall in the class.

Joining Carr in East Langsing is five-star forward Xavier Booker, four-star point guard Jeremy Fears, and four-star shooting guard Gehrig Normand.

What could Michigan State be getting with 4-star Coen Carr?

Carr on his commitment to Michigan State

Michigan State arrived late to the Coen Carr party but was able to make up ground fast. The Spartans offered him while on his official visit at the end of July. Roughly 10 days later, Carr committed to Tom Izzo and Co.

“I chose Michigan State because it’s a great program with a great coach in Tom Izzo,” Carr said to On3. “It felt like a place that I can call home. I feel we have a top 3 class in the country.”

What type of player is Michigan State getting in Coen Carr?

“Michigan State is getting players that brings a lot of energy and defense, as well as an underrated shooter and playmaker,” Carr says. “They are also getting a great teammate.”

Carr has a message for the Michigan State fan base.

“Get ready for a lot of highlights.”

Scouting Summary

“Coen Carr is a lengthy and highly explosive forward. When he is engaged on the defensive end of the floor, he has high upside there. He is switchable and has the upside to guard up and down a lineup. Offensively, he is most comfortable cutting off-ball and playing out of the dunker spots. The jump shot needs work, as does his creation in the half-court, but he is gaining more confidence with the ball. He does a lot of things that fit the modern game.”

On3’s Jamie Shaw