Emoni Bates has committed to Michicgan State as part of the incoming class of 2022.
Bates was the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2020 as a sophomore.
Bates is widely considered the best high school prospect in more than a decade. Michigan State was the only school to consistently recruit Bates during his high school career.
"Coach [Tom] Izzo and coach [Mike] Garland and that entire MSU staff has been showing love since his seventh grade year. They've been very consistent," Elgin Bates told ESPN. "They really have a genuine care for him and the family. They care for him, not only as a player, but as a person. That's really big for us as a family and for him as a player."
When asked what he likes about Michigan State, Emoni Bates responded: "Everything."