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Five-star senior Emoni Bates of Ypsi Prep Academy (Ypsilanti, Mich.) is headed to the University of Memphis to play for Penny Hardaway next season. The news was leaked on Twitter ahead of an announcement by the No. 5 high school basketball prospect in the Class of 2021 according to 247Sports.

Bates said on Aug. 4 he would forgo his senior year of high school, before committing to the Tigers over the NBA G League, Michigan State and Oregon.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pound wing concluded an impressive prep career with three MaxPreps All-America selections — bursting onto the scene during his freshman year. ...

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