Emoni Bates commits to MSU

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  1. LetsGoHawks12

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    Just now on ESPN. Gatorade POY this year and #1 player in 2022
     
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    Gonna get a lot of Sparty fans’ hopes up...
     
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    No surprise. Loves MSU and the players there now. Only question is will he play college ball.
     
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    If they make you able to go straight to the NBA from high school by then, he won’t step foot on MSU campus
     
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    Just confirming what we all knew.

    if the NBA won’t let him play right away. He probably goes to MSU.

    thank god the union and league can’t get 1 and done removed.
     
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    You are correct, I think
     
  7. LetsGoHawks12

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    If they haven’t made that rule, best pickup in quite awhile
     
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    no shit. But the latest is one and done won’t get done until 2025 now
     
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    hmmmm...many MSU fans have indicated that Sparty doesn't get top 10 players because izzo refuses to cheat...must be a day of conflict for them
     
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    Not really if you actually understood this recruitment
     
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    LETS ****ING GO
     
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    Emoni grew up a huge MSU fan, is very tight with all the players. This situation is a little different
     
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    The kid lives in Michigan and grew up loving msu and Izzo
     
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    Good. I love seeing top talent play in college.
     
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    So...
    • Will go NBA if they get their one and done shit together (woj says not till 2025 now)
    • would rather go college than G league
    • Eligible to reclassify to 2021, and will do so if HS is too easy this year.
    • If he does reclassify he will be too young to go to the draft after 1 year. So it’d be 2 years of college
    My body is ready.

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b...bates-2022-top-recruit-commits-michigan-state
     
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    Bates will play for the Spartans. There won’t be any change to the OAD rule until the New CBA agreement and that won’t be until following the 2024 NBA season.
     
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    This is sort of what Woj was saying. Hopefully you’re right.
     
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    He is lucky he won't have to play against Garza and this Hawkeye team
     
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    It’s not gonna happen. There is a quietly growing rift between the NBA owners and the players as Adam Silver continues to give the players whatever they want. The players will continue to ask for more and more and Silver will bend over and continue to give it to them at the cost of the owners. The NBA CBA agreement coming up will be a bigger fight than is expected.
     
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    Part of me wants to be greedy and see him in 2021.

    his two best friends are Gabe brown and Rocket watts. They’d all start together in 21. Gabe is gone before 22.
     
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    Lol

     
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    His dad also created an AAU team for him. He’s very active in Emoni’s basketball life
     
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    Whoever is the equipment sponsor will go on in a couple years to sign his son for a 9 figure deal.
     
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    Dad knows his shit. He’s the reason emoni is good enough to be at this point already.
     
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    Oh no, better check those bank records and post pictures of the houses they own. Plus their cars.

    :)
     
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    just giving msu a hard time (though I do tire of Izzo)

    IF he stays 2 years that an incredibly huge get.

    growing up a fan is not that different from falling in love with campus/coaches/etc... that everyone says about whatever choice the top guy makes...if $100k is the supposed going rate for a top recruit he must really love MSU to choose them over that amount of cash...or maybe the bidding is lower these days if the KU adidas bank is closed and it is just Nike bidding v. nike
     
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    Emoni will make millions.

    The fact that he has stated he would not want to go G League and make that easy 500K makes me think that money isn’t the driving factor here.
     
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    “that’s because Izzo has already given him $5M” - Purdue and Michigan homeboards
     
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    And I expect nothing less from them
     
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    Duke's academic advisers could have had Bates eligible this fall, two years ahead of schedule. Tough loss, kid. #thebrotherhood #setforlife
     
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    The year Syracuse won the Natty they had Carmelo Anthony who was a man among boys. Emoni is better than CA and will have a better team around him. It would be a yuge upset if someone other than the Michigan State Spartans win Tom Izzo his second Natty. Could be the '22 or the '23.....or both... if EB reclassifies and ends up playing 2 years in EL.
     
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    If Emoni actually plays and we have the roster we do now, we will more than likely be the favorite.

    It wouldn’t be a surprise if anyone else won necessarily. I’m sure Duke, UK, Kansas will all have good teams too.
     
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    SI has been told by the dad he will be reclassifying.

    sounds like the whole mystery on that front now is just to keep some of these younger kids on board the prep team.

    if true, he couldn’t go G league (still a minor), and overseas for a 16-17 year old sounds like a no go.

    would be huge

     
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    Duke didn’t even make the final four with Zion and Barrett...not to mention a half a dozen other 5 stars.

    Anthony Davis is still the most dominant frosh I’ve seen. It would have truly been crazy if UK didn’t win it that year.

    Maybe Bates will be more impactful than Zion. Who knows.


    But if Bates reclassifies you could be looking at Watts, Christie, Bates, Hauser and Sissoko being the starting 5. SmokinSmile
     
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    Durant and Davis are the 2 best freshmen I’ve seen but in the end you must also have the pieces around them and they usually must have experience as well. Davis had another top 5 freshman and 3 other rotation players who played in the F4 the previous season. Durant had a bunch of freshman around him.

    Now going to MSU, I’m sure he will have a strong roster around him.
     
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    Durant didn't win a Natty. Davis did.
    I mentioned earlier that Carmelo Anthony was one of those one and done guys who carried his team to a Natty. While Bates is a different and probably better player than CA...I see him being one of those "leads ya to the promised land" kinda players.
     
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    Wow. Duke had 8 5 stars on one team. Damn. I must have missed that year.
     
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