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Emoni Bates best 7th grader in the nation?

He may only be 13 years old but he's already being called the next Kevin Durant. You'll meet this 7th grader from Ypsilanti, tonight on Local 4 News at 11.

Emoni Bates is 6 feet 6 inches tall, 180 pounds, and has more room to grow. Bates has been considered a warrior of the court and wants to pursue his dream of playing basketball.

Watch and see why one recruiting website calls him the best 7th grader in the nation.