Who is Emoni Bates?
Emoni Bates is an American basketball player who is currently in the 8th grade. He is considered to be a top recruit for a number of schools and a hot prospect in the coming years.
Bates was born on January 28, 2004, which makes him 15 years old now. He was born at the University of Michigan hospital weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches tall to parents E.J. and Edith Bates.
He had an interest in basketball from his early days. Since he was a baby, he slept with a black and red basketball he cradled around his arm. He has been touted as next Kevin Durant by many critics and people.
Bates received basketball training by his father at a young age. He went to Clague Middle School. Bates is averaging 31.3 points and 9.9 rebounds for a Lincoln team.
Emoni has been considered as the top recruits in the class of 2022 and DePaul University in Chicago has already promised a scholarship for his signature. He is everything a professional basketball player should have; he is a brilliant reader of the game and more importantly, he is massively tall. One of his highlight reels on YouTube has been viewed over 2 million times.
Emoni Bates Height and Weight
Currently, Emoni Bates stands to be 6 feet 9 inches or 2.05 meter tall. He was 21 inches tall when he was born. By the time he was 13 years old, he was already 6 feet 4 inches tall.
However, adding weight and muscle is a big concern for him and his parents. He weighs only 160 pounds which his very less considering how tall he is. His father E.J. said, “We try to stuff him full of food at night and hope it sticks”.
Considering the growth he has been getting in terms of height, we won’t be surprised to see him to cross 7 feet mark in the coming years.
Emoni Bates height compared to fellow basketball players
|Mikey Williams height (1.85 m)||Bates is 0.20 m tall than Mikey Williams.|
|Zaire Wade height (1.88 m)||Zaire Wade is 0.17 m shorter than Bates.|
|Shareef O’Neal height (2.08 m)||Shareef is 0.03 m taller than Bates.|
|Shaqir O’Neal height (1.91 m)||Shaqir O’Neal is 0.14 m shorter than Bates.|