The FIRST EVER sophomore to win the Gatorade High School Basketball Player of the Year award, Emoni Bates, has committed to play for MSU! Dude is ranked the #1 player in America regardless of what class he is in.

He is 6 feet 9 inches tall and widely considered the best basketball recruit in over 10 years. He has LeBron James type hype. LeBron's talents are currently worth nearly half a billion dollars by the way.

He lead Ypsilanti Lincoln to their first High School State Title ever when he was 15 years-old. But he is done at Lincoln and his dad is starting a new prep school in the fall where Emoni will be ballin'... if they play. Until he comes to MSU. Or will he?

The NBA is likely to change their rule that players have to wait one year after high school before they can play in the NBA. That rule will likely change after this year. Emoni would likely be the first overall pick this year, next year and the year after, he is that good. His dad likes MSU and has been pushing for him to play for Tom Izzo all along.

It's coach Tom Izzo's first 5 start recruit since Jaren Jackson Jr. in 2017.

My dad and I got to see Emoni win that title as a freshmen when he was 15. He was the best player in the state of Michigan then. Click here for more of the story.

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