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Emoni Bates is getting the LeBron hype

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Basketball: USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp
Oct 6, 2018; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; USA Men’s Junior National Team participant Emoni Bates (63) during minicamp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. 
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If you haven’t heard of Emoni Bates, don’t worry, you will soon.

Just now a sophomore, if school has started in Ypsilanti, Bates is way ahead of the curve. He’s being compared to LeBron James and Kevin Garnett and is being lauded for his maturity and focus.

We’re impressed with everything we’ve heard but keep in mind that being dominant at 15 is not the same as being dominant at 20.

That said, he’s an irresistible story so keep an eye on his progress.

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