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David Mudd

Emoni Bates- A Boon For Michigan State

Emoni Bates, the best recruit in years, is the perfect player at the perfect time for Michigan State

The Pretext

Apparently, the sixteen-year-old basketball genius Emoni Bates, is now universally regarded as a transcendent talent.

If you’ve never seen Bates play or are mostly unfamiliar with his file as such, that lead sentence might seem to be not going anywhere.

Nonetheless, give me the liberty to assure you that very few humans in the history of the planet have ever been as good at basketball, at 16.5 years old, as Bates is right now.

That is about it, my readers.

The Situation

Well, not many people I know are as talented as himself.

It’s an absolute surprise how well he smoothes out between players.

For someone as young and bright as him, beating his opponents like no other.

With Bates, those frontiers were mostly crossed when he was 15. To be clear, Bates isn’t the next LeBron — rather, LeBron signifies the start of the timeline.

The last time a basketball prospect was this seemingly/automatically bound to be great and identified as such at 16, well that was when the King came out of Akron, Ohio.

The End

Bates’ high school season in Michigan was cut short due to the coronavirus, yet he won Gatorade’s Boys National Player of the Year honour as a sophomore.

How? After averaging 32.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.1 steals. He’s the only sophomore to win the award. Not even LeBron did it.

“I’m not sure what the future may hold, but as I do know of right now, I will be committing to Michigan State University,” he said.

Excited? Well, we sure are. To see someone like himself rising above everything at such a tender age will sure keep being a treat to the senses.

I’m not over exaggerating, am I?