Emoni James-Wayne Bates is an American basketball player who attends Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. A small forward, he stands 6 feet 9 inches and weighs 205 pounds. He is a five-star recruit and the number one player in the 2022 recruiting class. Analysts have called him the best high school prospect regardless of class. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Bates was viewed as a top prospect since middle school. As a freshman at Lincoln High School, he led his team to a state championship while earning Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year and MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year honors. In his following season, Bates became the first sophomore to win the Gatorade National Player of the Year award.
|Born:||January 28, 2004, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Listed height:||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight:||205 lb|
|High school:||Lincoln (Ypsilanti, Michigan)|
|NBA draft:||Round / Pick|
About Emoni Bates
Basketball prodigy who went viral while in the seventh grade as being a top future prospect. One of his highlight reels on YouTube has exceeded one million views.
He plays for the Toledo Wildcats in Ohio.
He was 6'7 by the seventh grade.
He followed in his father, E.J. Bates, footsteps when he took up basketball. He posted several photos on Facebook with his cousins.
He has been called the next Kevin Durant.
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