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What Emoni Bates' and Jalen Duren's decisions will mean for men's college basketball in 2021-22

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Top recruit Emoni Bates goes back-and-forth with Bronny in front of LeBron (0:38)

Top recruit in the 2022 class Emoni Bates takes on Bronny in an AAU tournament with LeBron James looking on. (0:38)

Star basketball prospect Emoni Bates announced Wednesday that he would reclassify from the 2022 class year to 2021, and he listed three college programs and the NBA G League's pre-draft path as the finalists for his basketball services this season. Widely expected to join Bates in reclassifying is fellow 17-year-old Jalen Duren, the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2022, who is scheduled to announce his reclassification plans and next basketball destination on Friday.

What would the additions of two five-star prospects mean for the programs Bates and Duren select? What could the introduction of the phenoms mean for the Final Four and national championship races in 2021-22?

We assessed those questions and more ahead of Duren's planned announcement:


Which programs are in the running for Emoni Bates?