Michigan State's Max Christie wants to play with Emoni Bates

According to Jason Jordan, the Director of Basketball Recruiting for SI, Max Christie wants to play with Emoni Bates in 2021.
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Michigan State is always a force in college basketball, and it shows in recent years winning three Big Ten regular-season titles in a row (2018, 2019, 2020).

Their program's future only got better with the additions of five-star guard Max Christie and the best player in the country, Emoni Bates.

Unfortunately, they will miss out on playing with one another for a year because Bates won't be on campus until 2022.

Although there have been rumors he will reclassify and move his timeline up to 2021, meaning Bates and Christie would play together in the Breslin Center very soon.

According to Jason Jordan, the Director of Basketball Recruiting for Sports Illustrated, Max Christie wants to play with Bates.

"If he were to reclassify, it would be great. I mean, both of us on the wing would be scary. That's a lot of talent in one lineup, especially on the offensive end," said Christie to Jason Jordan. “If we commit on the defensive end and turn defense into offense, it would be even scarier. I think we both have that mentality."

He even plans on speaking with him at some point.

"I'll definitely try to reach out to him and talk to him about reclassifying. Obviously, though, that's his decision, and I'll respect it either way. I know that we could do special things together though," said Christie.

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