Emoni Bates formally introduced his switch to Japanese Michigan on Tuesday.
Bates, who initially shared his plans two months in the past, mentioned he was trying ahead to the homecoming.
“I like my metropolis and coming house to do one thing particular was large for me,” Bates mentioned. “I’ve identified a number of of the blokes on the crew from enjoying collectively and competing. Having a powerful relationship and bond with my teammates and training employees was essential to me.”
Bates averaged 9.7 factors and three.3 rebounds as a freshman at Memphis final season.
Japanese Michigan completed final yr with a 10-21 file.