What’s next for Emoni Bates, the once prized basketball recruit?

was one of the best high school prospects in the country and was hailed as “the next .” Bates has fallen considerably over the past two years since he received those glowing accolades and projections. Perhaps his lowest point was last weekend, when he was arrested on weapon charges after a traffic stop and suspended … Read more

Eastern Michigan’s Emoni Bates, former No. 1 recruit in nation, arrested on gun charge

Ypsilanti native and Eastern Michigan basketball star Emoni Bates was arrested Sunday night on a gun charge, the Free Press has learned. Bates was pulled over by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office at 10:40 p.m. when an officer saw Bates failed to stop at the intersection of Nottingham and Clark Rd. in Superior Township, according … Read more