It is a massive day for Tom Izzo and his staff. The number one player in the 2022 class Emoni Bates committed to Michigan State. Many considered him the best high school player since Lebron James.
With the commitment of Emoni Bates, Michigan State has the number one recruiting class in 2022. For months now, Michigan State was the favorite to land Bates. Schools like Kentucky, Michigan, and Florida State all offered him but Michigan State was the only school that stayed in contact. There were many rumors that Bates would not even step foot on a college campus. If the NBA changed the draft ruling for high school players, Bates said he would go straight to the NBA. There is still a lot of time for Emoni to make a pro decision but as of right now, Bates will stay committed to the Spartans.
Emoni Bates is a generational talent. If Bates plays for the Spartans, he will be a major impact and he could help bring other talented players to Michigan State. The 2022 class is filled with talent. I would not be suprised if Michigan States gets involved with other top players. The pro route is still something to watch. The G league could possibility but Emoni told ESPN he rather play college basketball then go to the G League. Either way, Tom Izzo got a MAJOR recruiting win today.
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