Ypsilanti Lincoln basketball phenom Emoni Bates, the top player in the class of 2022, has committed to Michigan State.
He announced his decision Monday on SportsCenter.
Bates echoed that sentiment Monday.
"They've been showing love to me since seventh grade. They've been recruiting me hard since then. I'm big on loyalty, and they showed me a lot of loyalty," he said.
He remains a candidate to turn pro directly out of high school if the NBA lowers its age limit by 2022, and noted Monday that he's not sure what his future might hold.