21 - Emoni Bates

6-9, 180 Small Forward/Power Forward
Undecided HS Junior
Birthday
01/28/04 (17.3 yrs)
Hometown
Ypsilanti, MI
High School
Ypsi Prep
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
9
NBA Ready
7
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
7
Intangibles
9
96 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Reggie Miller

Strengths: 6’9 forward … Big-time scoring ability and skill-set. Creates for himself in a variety of ways. Very good in isolation. Can create scoring from scratch but also knows how to score in the flow of the game. Doesn’t rely on triple-threat, can get where he wants with a live dribble. Defense struggles to stop him at times even if they know he’s taking the shot. Can score from anywhere on the floor with ability to get to the rim, midrange scoring, and shooting range out to the NBA 3PT line. Good touch on floater … Good shooter: hits shots off step-backs and pull-ups. Good form on shot with proper arc, rotation, and high release point. Goes into his shot well off an array of dribble moves. Shoots well on the move: coming off pin downs, curls, etc. … Isn’t afraid to play physical. Very good at drawing fouls and very reliable free throw shooter … Good athlete. Gets up with ease and attacks with aggression. Good finisher at the rim, especially in transition … Very good ball handler. Creates well with it and stays under control pushing it up the floor at a high speed. Changes speed and direction well with the ball. Drives to the basket going to both his left and right … Solid passing ability. Good at avoiding traps and double-teams to hit the open man. Good timing on lead passes and alley-oops … Good rebounder … Sticks to his man defensively and good shot blocker for position … Consistent effort and stays engaged. Doesn’t go through the motions or take plays off on either end … Skilled all-around and doesn’t lack fundamentals. Very aggressive mindset. Well-documented hard worker and big-time competitor …

Weaknesses: Not bad size for a wing but length is the same as height with a 6’9 wingspan … Obviously young and has physically maturing yet to fulfill but has room to get stronger, which isn’t a long-term issue … Puts up some deep and contested shots at times … Very good competitor but can wear his emotions …

Outlook: Michigan State commit … Playing for Ypsi Prep for his junior year … 2019 and 2020 Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year … 2020 National Gatorade Player of the Year …

Evan Tomes 12/12/20

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