Emoni Bates Biography

Emoni James-Wayne Bates is an American college basketball player for the American Athletic Conference’s Memphis Tigers, Bates was widely regarded as a 5-star recruit and one of the best players in the yearly class of 2021.

Early Life

Emoni Bates was born in Ann Arbor (28 January 2004), Michigan, at the University of Michigan Hospital, he started playing basketball at the age of three, and would often sleep with a little basketball under his arm, dribbling around his house. Bates used to practice basketball with his father, a former professional player, by shooting about and doing various drills to improve his mobility. He began competing on the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) circuit in fourth grade, playing against high school seniors in a rec league in Saline, Michigan. In elementary school, Bates also played soccer.

Bates, who was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been regarded as a top talent by analysts since he was in middle school. Bates led his team to a state victory as a freshman at Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Bates became the first sophomore to win the Gatorade National Player of the Year title for boys the following season. He transferred to Ypsi Prep Academy, a new prep school founded by his father, for his senior year of high school.

Emoni Bates Career

Bates first ever caught national attention in early 2016, when he led the Toledo Wildcats AAU team to a tournament in Chicago, averaging 28 points and 12 rebounds on average per game From sixth to seventh grade, he grew from 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) to 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m). Bates attended Clague Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was named the number one player in the 2022 class by recruiting website Future150 as a seventh-grader. In seventh grade, he averaged 46 points per game and sat out the eighth-grade season to focus on his own training.

In the summer of 2018, Bates marginal 17 points an average-per game against older opponents in the team Nike Elite Youth Basketball League’s under-15 division. He led all scorers on 7th March with 36 points and hit the game-winning shot as Lincoln won its first regional championship, 81–79, over Detroit Catholic Central High School. After scoring 23 points in a 64–62 win over top-seeded University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy nine days later, Bates led Lincoln to its first MHSAA Division 1 state title.

He led his squad to a 23–4 record with an average of 28.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Bates was voted Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan and National Freshman of the Year by MaxPreps. Emoni was also named Division 1 Player of the Year by the Associated Press (AP) and was named to the All-State first team. Bates has been dubbed the “greatest freshman to ever play in Michigan” by Mick McCabe of the Detroit Free Press, while Evan Daniels of 247Sports has called him the “best high school prospect since LeBron James.”

Emoni Bates Biography

Real Name Emoni James-Wayne Bates
Birth Date 28 January 2004
Age (as of 2021) 17 Years
Birth Place Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 8” – in Centimeters – 206 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 86 kg  –  in Pounds –  190 lbs
Shoe Size 12 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim

Family

Father Elgin Bates
Mother Edith Bates
Sister
Brother

Qualification/Education

School Clague Middle School, Lincoln High School
College University of Memphis

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend None

Personal Life

Bates has maintained his personal life away from media and currently really focusing on his career. Emoni currently is running social media with 400k+ social media followers with 2 posts on that account. On Twitter Bates has 27k fan followers.

Emoni Bates Net Worth

Emoni Bates net worth is still not out. Any sources have yet not confirmed any salary, income of Bates. However, he possesses the potential of breaking so many records in the future but he needs to work really hard for that.

Trivia

  • Emoni was also named Division 1 Player of the Year by the Associated Press (AP) and was named to the All-State first team.
  • He first caught national attention in early 2016, when he led the Toledo Wildcats AAU team to a tournament in Chicago, averaging 28 points and 12 rebounds per game.
  • Emoni was voted Gatorade Player of the Year in Michigan and National Freshman of the Year by MaxPreps.

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