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Emoni Bates commits to Eastern Michigan after leaving Memphis - The Athletic

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Memphis transfer Emoni Bates has committed to Eastern Michigan. He is a native of Ypsilanti, Mich., home of the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

Forward Emoni Bates has committed to Eastern Michigan after transferring from Memphis, he announced on Instagram on Wednesday. Bates is a native of Ypsilanti, Mich., where the school is located.

The 6-foot-9 small forward entered the transfer portal following his freshman season with the Tigers. During his first college season, he averaged 9.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18 games. He was once the top prospect in 2022 before reclassifying to 2021.

Bates had previously committed to Michigan State but decommitted in April 2021, reopened his recruitment and then chose Memphis.

In his lone season with the Tigers, he missed the last 12 games of the regular season because of a back injury and returned in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga eliminated the Tigers in the tournament's second round.

Eastern Michigan finished last season with a 10-21 record and fifth in the MAC West.

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