Emoni Bates reinstated to Eastern Michigan basketball after plea from felony charges

The college basketball star, Emoni Bates, was charged with two felony counts a month ago. The Washtenaw County Circuit Court is about to dismiss the case officially next Wednesday. Bates’ attorney confirmed the charges against him are soon to be dropped, and the Eastern Michigan forward is expected to rejoin the Eagles’ basketball program.

During a traffic check on September 18 in Superior Township, Michigan, the teen was charged with two felonies and taken to custody: carrying a handgun illegally and changing the ID marks on it. Bates was also found to be in possession of marijuana and tobacco, as well as driving without a valid license, confirmed by the police.

Steve Haney, Bates’ attorney, stated last Thursday, “It’s my understanding he’s actively being cleared by the school administration to return to campus today to resume his studies and his basketball career.” Steve as a great well-wisher of the 18 year old said, “I’m very pleased this matter has been resolved so Emoni can get back to school and join his teammates.”

Eastern Michigan also reassured Bates’ reinstatement.

The adept forward, a native of Ypsilanti, played his first season of college basketball at Memphis, where he averaged 9.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He is widely accepted as one of the top high school basketball talents in the country after ranking first in the 2022 class.

The 6-foot-9 forward is going to start the season with EMU together with his teammates on the 27th of this month as the Eagles face off against Grand Valley in an exhibition opener.

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