Former Ypsilanti star Emoni Bates lists Michigan basketball in top 6, sets June announcement date
Former star Ypsilanti high schooler and current No. 1-ranked transfer player Emoni Bates recently entered the transfer portal, where he named the Michigan Wolverines one of his top six destinations ahead of the 2022 college basketball season.
Emoni Bates dressed for Memphis basketball’s NCAA Tournament opener vs. Boise State
For the first time in more than six weeks, Emoni Bates is in uniform for Memphis’ men’s basketball team. The 5-star recruit was reportedly dressed and going through warmups ahead of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament game against Boise State, but it is still uncertain whether the 6-foot-9 wing will play. Bates practiced with the Tigers on Wednesday, though Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway said he wasn’t sure if Bates would return to action for the first-round matchup scheduled for 1:45 p.m.“I don’t know, to be very honest with you,” Hardaway told reporters. In 16 games on the floor, the Ypsilanti native averaged 10.4 points, 10.4 points on 38% shooting from the field to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. MORE:Why Emoni Bates could still have bright future despite rollercoaster freshman season at MemphisEmoni Bates not ruled out of NCAA Tournament for Memphis basketballmlive.com
Emoni Bates’ return to Memphis basketball’s lineup for NCAA Tournament not yet ruled out
Unlike the American Athletic Conference Tournament where Emoni Bates didn’t travel with Memphis’ men’s basketball team, the former 5-star recruit did make the trip to Portland for the NCAA Tournament. “I don’t know, to be very honest with you,” Hardaway told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday. Elgin Bates, Emoni’s father, also told The Commercial Appeal that Emoni had been working to return to the lineup. Memphis has gone 10-2 in the 12 games Bates has missed since Jan. 27, playing its way into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2014. MORE:Has Emoni Bates played his last game for Memphis basketball this season?mlive.com
Report: Emoni Bates won’t play in AAC Tournament for Memphis basketball
Don’t expect to see Emoni Bates on the floor for Memphis’ men’s basketball team during the American Athletic Conference Tournament this weekend. Since Bates last played, Memphis has gone 8-1 and is projected to be a lock in the NCAA Tournament after starting the season 11-8. The Ypsilanti native reclassified from the 2023 class to the 2022 class and joined Memphis’ team over the summer. MORE:Has Emoni Bates played his last game for Memphis basketball this season? Emoni Bates’ father refutes report son’s future with Memphis basketball is in doubtmlive.com
Memphis’ Penny Hardaway rips media after latest loss: ‘Stop asking me stupid ----ing questions’
Things are getting ugly for Penny Hardaway and the Memphis basketball team. “I think the one thing I can say to this media because this media gets kinda f---ed up sometimes when it comes to me. Stop asking me stupid f---ing questions about if I feel like I can do something,” Hardaway said. “If I had my roster like they did, then I feel like I can do whatever I want to do. Still, Memphis boasts more pure talent than most other teams in the country, leading many pundits to criticize Hardaway for the outburst.mlive.com
Emoni Bates, 5-star hoops recruit, commits to Memphis
Bates is heading to play basketball at the University of Memphis, according to his father, Elgin’s Instagram account. The elder Bates made the announcement Wednesday evening, despite saying late Tuesday night that the decision would come on Friday. 3 prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, according to ESPN after reclassifying from the 2022 class earlier this month. The 5-star prospect joins fellow 5-star forward Jalen Duren, who also reclassified to the 2021 class is ranked No. Bates took an official visit to Memphis last Wednesday and made his decision exactly seven days later.mlive.com
Pistons legend, NBA Champ Rasheed Wallace joins Penny Hardaway at Memphis
Head coach Penny Hardaway has reportedly added former Detroit Pistons legend and NBA champion, Rasheed Wallace, to his staff, according to The Athletic . This isn’t the first former member of the Pistons that Hardaway has added to his team. In June, he hired Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, who has plenty of familiarity with winning a championship. It’s also not the first time that Wallace and Brown have stepped onto the court together. After retiring from playing in the NBA after 16 seasons, Wallace returned to the Pistons as an assistant coach during the 2013-2014 season.mlive.com
Ex-Pistons coach Larry Brown reportedly joins Penny Hardaway’s staff at Memphis
Head coach Penny Hardaway has reportedly added former Detroit Pistons head coach Larry Brown to his staff. It led to a ban from the 2016 postseason and a suspension for Brown for a number of rules violations. This is the first time since 1967 that Brown will coach as an assistant. Brown has been the head coach at UCLA and Kansas, where won the Naismith Coach of the Year award and guided the Jayhawks to a national championship during the 1987-88 campaign. He is the only coach in history to win an NCAA men’s championship and an NBA title (Pistons, 2004).mlive.com
Memphis wins NIT title with 77-64 win over Mississippi State
Memphis players and staff celebrate their win against Mississippi State in an NCAA college basketball championship game in the NIT, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Frisco, Texas. After just missing out on their first NCAA Tournament since 2013-14, the Tigers went into the NIT as a No. Cameron Matthews scored 19 to pace Mississippi State, and Deivon Smith had 17. STYMIED STEWARTAfter being the first Mississippi State player ever with three consecutive 20-point poststeason games, D.J. Iverson Molinar, who had 25 points in the semifinal for Mississippi State, finished with six against Memphis.
Nolley 27 points, Memphis 14 3s over Colorado St in NIT semi
Our most complete game all year was today, even though we started off kind of slow, still scored 90 points," Hardaway said. AdDavid Roddy had 18 points and Isaiah Stevens 17 for Colorado State (20-7). We know who we are.”After Roddy started the second half with a 3 to get Colorado State within three points, Memphis responded with a 16-3 run that included seven points from Nolley. “We let their shooters have too many rhythm 3s,” Colorado State coach Niko Medved said. Colorado State plays in the consolation game against Louisiana Tech, which lost 84-62 in the other semifinal game.
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters
NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway return to their alma maters NBA veterans Patrick Ewing, Juwan Howard and Penny Hardaway got their start while playing hoops for top colleges. Now they're back at their alma maters as coaches of their NCAA men's basketball teams. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson spoke to the trio about their journey.cbsnews.com
Mark's long 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Houston to 67-64 win
Houston guard Tramon Mark, right, celebrates his game-winning 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis, Sunday, March 7, 2021, in Houston. 9 Houston a 67-64 win over Memphis on Sunday. The Tigers shot 47%, including 8 of 21 on 3-pointers. AdBIG PICTUREMemphis: The Tigers missed a chance to improve their NCAA Tournament chances with a marquee win. … Memphis shot 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.
College basketball floats idea of bubbles for safe season
A much more unified plan is in place for the college basketball season. Add the effective safety measures of the pro leagues, find suitable sites and bubble basketball could work. The NBA has the ideal setup at Disney World, but college basketball might be better suited to follow the NHL's lead. In other words, basketball bubbles could pop up all over the country. "Its possible, but its not going to be easy.Pulling off a college basketball bubble, however, comes with a caveat.
Izzo And Spartans Try To Stay Focused Amidst Tragedy
Memphis and Michigan State face tough matchups amid difficult offcourt situations to headline college basketballs second week. The 13th-ranked Tigers face 14th-ranked Oregon in the Ducks home state Tuesday night amid eligibility concerns for star freshman James Wiseman. Memphis (2-0), which climbed one spot in Mondays new AP Top 25 poll, had no trouble in its opening-week games. As for the Spartans (1-1), they regrouped from an opening-night loss to Kentucky that knocked them from No. There will be a lot of talking, coach Tom Izzo said of how the team moves forward.detroit.cbslocal.com
Wiseman gets restraining order to play; Memphis wins
Memphis said Wiseman the potential No. Wiseman was a standout junior, helping Hardaway win his third straight Tennessee Class AAA title before being hired by Memphis as in March 2018. Wiseman committed to Memphis and Hardaway again in November 2018. Less than two hours before the game, Wiseman's attorney, Leslie Ballin, announced that the NCAA had ruled Wiseman ineligible. Memphis: While Memphis easily won its second game of the season, Wiseman's status and thus the impact on the Tigers was uncertain.
Memphis' Wiseman has temporary restraining order to play
Memphis' James Wiseman (32) is congratulated by D.J. Jeffries (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina State on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)MEMPHIS, TN Memphis center James Wiseman has a temporary restraining order to play while the heralded freshman fights an NCAA ruling that he's ineligible to play for coach Penny Hardaway and the Tigers. 14 Tigers played Illinois-Chicago, saying it is working with NCAA staff to fully restore Wiseman's eligibility. Memphis says Wiseman was declared eligible by the NCAA in May. Wiseman played for East High as a junior and helped Hardaway win his third straight Tennessee Class AAA title.