In a battle of top basketball recruits, No. 1-ranked senior Chet Holmgren bested No. 1-ranked junior Emoni Bates, posting 31 points and 12 rebounds to lead Team Sizzle past Ypsi Prep Academy.
I enjoyed watching these two go at it. Holmgren clearly got the better of Bates last night. I have never seen anyone 7'1" with that kind of handle, was also surprised he didn't get pushed around at all. Man I hope he can stay injury free with those knobby knees and all the spin moves he does.
Bates clearly extremely talented, but took a lot of tough shots when trying to answer a shot made by the other team. Looked more like an open gym than a team game. With 2 five stars and 4 four stars Ypsi. sure didn't look like they were using their talent advantage at all. It is still early, but these are by all accounts high basketball IQ guys who looked like they got caught up in the ESPN cameras.
Anyone else watch this game? Opinions?