Pressure is on Penny Hardaway to win now after Memphis lands top-five recruits Emoni Bates and Jalen Duren

As August comes to a close, the month concludes as arguably the best of Penny Hardaway’s coaching career. Memphis has become the buzziest team in college basketball’s offseason, doing so thanks to the type of recruiting...

Memphis adds 5-star guard Emoni Bates to loaded roster

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Emoni Bates has committed to Memphis, adding another five-star recruit to coach Penny Hardaway’s roster. Bates announced his decision on Instagram after also considering Michigan State, Oregon and the NBA’s G League. The...

What Emoni Bates’ commitment means for Memphis, plus the end of some QB competitions (for now)

Happy Thursday, sports fans! It’s Shanna McCarriston, once again giving you some sports news. I hope you all are having a wonderful week and if you aren’t, hang in there because we are almost at the...

College basketball rankings: Memphis lands Emoni Bates and soars into the top 10 of early Top 25 And 1

Shortly after Memphis won the NIT and finished 31st at KenPom, four of the top nine players, including two starters, entered the transfer portal, at which point fans started asking an obvious question: Can Penny Hardaway...

Emoni Bates joins Penny Hardaway in Memphis

Emoni Bates, regarded as the top high school prospect in America, is heading to college a year earlier and chose Memphis over Oregon, Michigan State and the G League Ignite team. Head coach Penny Hardaway landed...

College basketball recruiting: Five-star recruit Emoni Bates commits to Memphis

Memphis and Penny Hardaway have struck gold again on the recruiting scene. For the second time this month, the Tigers have pulled off a five-star feat on the trail, reeling in a commitment from Class of...

College basketball recruiting: Predicting, ranking best options for Emoni Bates

The long and winding recruitment process of five-star prospect Emoni Bates seems likely — once again, and potentially for good this time! — to be headed towards an end in the very near future. The former...

Top HS hooper Emoni Bates reclassifies, narrows list to 4 teams

Emoni Bates, the consensus No. 1 player in the incoming high school senior class, announced on Wednesday that he will be reclassifying up a grade and forgoing his senior year. Bates is down to a final...

Bronny James, Emoni Bates face off at Nike Peach Jam

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Emoni Bates and Bronny James squared off for the first time two years ago at a Nike Elite Youth Basketball League event in Indianapolis when Bronny was 14 years old and Emoni 15....

LeBron James watches Bronny, Emoni Bates may have been overhyped and other takeaways from Nike EYBL

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — The July live period returned this month after a two-year break. With that, the biggest to-do on the grassroots circuit — Nike’s Peach Jam championship event — is scheduled for this week...