East Lansing, Mich. – Every week, Sports Illustrated's Spartan Nation takes a deep dive into the State of Michigan State Athletics.
Today, Spartan Nation publisher Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr., and Spartan Nation senior writer Jon Schopp discuss what's next for MSU basketball.
@TiptonEdits, a Twitter account known for breaking big recruiting news, reported Emoni Bates was decommiting from the Spartans.
The five-star small forward echoed the statement moments later, confirming he was no longer a Michigan State basketball commit.
Bates, a Ypsilanti phenom, reopened his recruitment to entertain professional opportunities.
From there, multiple schools, including Texas, George Washington, Tennessee, and Memphis, extended offers to the 6-foot-8 forward.
In this week's episode, we recap MSU's recruiting trail and much more:
- Michigan State's roster turnover
- Tom Izzo and his staff embracing the transfer portal
- The loss of Jack Hoiberg, Foster Loyer, Rocket Watts, and Thomas Kithier
- Emoni Bates decommitment and what it means for the Spartans moving forward
- Is Bates testing the professional waters only to return to East Lansing?
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