Top hoops recruit Emoni Bates reclassifies to 2021

Emoni Bates, formerly the No. 1 basketball prospect in the Class of 2022, said Wednesday he is reclassifying to 2021 and has narrowed his search to four options.Bates will choose from Oregon, Memphis, Michigan State or the G League. He also had considered Baylor, Miami and other professional leagues before narrowing the list.Bates, a small forward from Ypsilanti, Mich., originally committed to Michigan State but reopened his recruitment in April.