Report: Emoni Bates to take official visits to Memphis, Oregon
The mystery of where Emoni Bates will continue his basketball career could be nearing its end soon. Bates is expected to take official visits to the University of Memphis on Wednesday and the University of Oregon on Friday, according to Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman. Memphis and Oregon are among the four finalists in the Bates sweepstakes, including the NBA G League and Michigan State, which Bates decommitted from earlier this year. The 6-foot-9 forward recently reclassified from the 2022 class to the 2021 class and will play at one of the final four options this upcoming season. 1 player in the 2022 class but is now ranked as the No.mlive.com
Emoni Bates reclassifies to 2021 class, down to four options for basketball future
The top high school basketball prospect in the country for the 2022 class reportedly will reclassify to the 2021 class and will choose to play for one of three college teams or the NBA G League, according to Stadium basketball analyst Jeff Goodman. Bates released his final four options for his future Wednesday afternoon via his Instagram, which included Michigan State, Oregon and Memphis, in addition to the NBA’s development league. That means should Bates choose to the collegiate route, he could potentially play two years of college basketball. National champion Baylor, Miami and newly formed Overtime Elite league and the National Basketball League were all eliminated from contention for Bates. Bates had a solid summer league campaign while playing with Team Final and for Bates Fundamentals.mlive.com
Report: Pistons close to deal with ex-All Star Joe Johnson
Johnson, 38, spent last season in the Big 3 league, winning the MVP and leading his team to a championship. He last played in the NBA for the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz during the 2017-2018 season. Johnson reportedly worked out for the Pistons on Tuesday. Jeff Goodman of Stadium reported Thursday the Pistons are close to a deal with Johnson, reporting the team is likely to release Michael Beasley to make room. Detroit Pistons on the verge of signing Joe Johnson, source told @Stadium.