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

‘Mandalorian’ star Pedro Pascal admits he’s trying to recruit Nicolas Cage to join the ‘Star Wars’ universe

There’s no doubt when it comes to best buddy comedy of 2022. That would be , which starred as himself opposite as a billionaire fan who bond over screenwriting, LSD and Paddington 2. Cage and Pascal have so good chemistry in the film that we need them to work together again — like perhaps in … Read more

10 scores to know: Derby goes down; Maize South QB blows up; K-State recruit scores

Here are the 10 Wichita-area game scores from Week 1 action in the Kansas high school football season to know from Friday. 1. Down goes No. 1-ranked Derby The No. 1-ranked high school football team in Kansas saw its 46-game home winning streak come to an end in Friday’s season-opener, as Derby was stunned at … Read more

Ashlynn Shade — UConn recruit and Miss Basketball lock — leaves Noblesville for prep school

The state’s best high school girls basketball player is on the move. Noblesville senior guard Ashlynn Shade, , confirmed Tuesday she is transferring to La Lumiere, a prep school in La Porte, to “prepare for the next chapter” of her life. “While this decision was not easy, I am confident I am making the best … Read more

South Carolina loses a commitment after recruit flips to Florida

South Carolina lost one of its higher-profile commitments on Wednesday night. Four-star 2023 linebacker Jaden Robinson announced via Twitter he has flipped his pledge from USC to Florida, leaving a hole for the Gamecocks to fill heading into the fall. Robinson — the No. 379 player and No. 32 linebacker in the class, per the … Read more

Donald Trump to join up with Bryson DeChambeau as latest LIV Golf recruit

There was never any genuine doubt that Donald Trump would turn up for this week’s Saudi rebel circuit event here at his eponymous country club, but few expected the former President to play in the pro-am. On Thursday at 10am, he will tee it up and Dustin Johnson so the cameras will spring into manic … Read more