Five-star prospect Emoni Bates to announce next step on Friday

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Five-star prospect Emoni Bates will announce his decision for next season Friday on Instagram, according to his father, Elgin. The announcement is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. EDT.

Bates, the No. 4 prospect in the country, originally committed to Michigan State last year but reopened his recruitment in March. He announced earlier this month that he narrowed his options down to four after reclassifying to the class of 2021.

He was considered to be the top prospect in the class of 2022.

The 17-year-old listed Michigan State, Memphis, Oregon and the NBA G League Ignite as his final four options. He took his official visits to Memphis and Oregon last week and is said to be heavily considering Penny Hardaway and the Tigers.

Bates became the first sophomore to be named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year last year with Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan. He played this past season as a junior with Ypsi Prep Academy, which was started by his father.

He is considered to be perhaps the top high school prospect in over a decade and has often been compared to Kevin Durant. His recruitment has been highly publicized as he projects to have a tremendous impact at the next level in college or with the Ignite.

Because he will not turn 19 until January 2023, Bates will not be eligible for the NBA draft next year. He would need to spend at least two seasons playing prior to entering the draft in 2023.

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