Emoni Bates

Created on 11/17/21.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 195
College: Memphis
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 1/28/2004

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

Pros:

Very good shooter, especially from deep
Good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent playmaker
Adequate defender
Good shot blocker for his size
Good athlete

Cons:

Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Needs to get stronger

Summary:

Emoni Bates is a very athletic, skilled swingman that has solid all-around skills.  He is a sharpshooter that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he also has a lot of range on his shot.  He is also a good ball-handler that can ably create shots for himself and others, and he is a rangy defender that can block shots.  On the downside, he can sometimes try to do too much at times, which can lead him to commit turnovers and fouls.  Bates is a tremendously talented prospect that is currently the frontrunner to be the top pick of the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Wikipedia Bio

Games Scouted:
11/16/21 Memphis vs. Saint Louis

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