NCAA basketball recruiting predictions for every 2021 5-star recruit

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No. 22 – Charles Bediako – C – 6-foot-11 215 pounds – St. Catharines, ON

When you watch Bediako on film, the thing that jumps out at you is length. He’s very long, particularly in the arms, and the rest of the physical presence will come with age and weight room work. The Canadian big man has received a good deal of high major interest with offers from the likes of Duke, Louisville, Michigan St., Michigan and Texas Despite rumors to the contrary, Bediako appears set to remain in the 2021 class and not reclassify to 2020.

According to 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, Bediako could be headed to Alabama, though this prediction was made back in October. Recent rumblings seem to indicate Tom Izzo and Michigan State could be the landing spot.

PREDICTION: Michigan State Spartans

No. 21 – Efton Reid – C – 6-foot-11, 225 pounds – Richmond, VA

Reid has great size for a college center prospect and projects as a smart, if not an athletically gifted player in college. He positions himself well in the post using his body to seal well, and his footwork appears fundamentally sound, which helps to overcome any athletic limitations. Reid has taken two of his official visits in the ACC to Louisville and Virginia respectively. 247Sports has not registered a Crystal Ball prediction yet for Reid which could mean his recruitment remains uncertain. He seems like the type of player who would fit well in the frontcourt for Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers, and we’ll watch to see if that fit potentially comes to fruition.

PREDICTION: Virginia Cavaliers