Highlights: LeBron James’ Son Bronny Battles Top Recruit Emoni Bates in AAU Game

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Credit: 247Sports and USA Basketball

Emoni Bates and LeBron James Jr., aka Bronny, faced off in a highly anticipated AAU game on Saturday, with James’ Strive For Greatness team beating Bates Fundamentals 93-73 at Pacers Athletic Center in Westfield, Indiana.

Bates, who is considered the class of 2022’s No. 1 prospect via numerous sources, dropped 43 points and 11 rebounds, per Evan Daniels of 247Sports.

Daniels wrote that Bates could be the best freshman prospect since LeBron James and offered the following scouting report:

“Bates was sensational, showing his full scoring arsenal. From breaking down defenders off the dribble to nailing tough pull-up jumpers from mid-range and three to showing exceptional vision and passing ability, Bates did it all. His 43-point, 11-rebound outing was effortless. It was likely just a precursor of what his high school career will look like.”

Bates, a 6’7″ forward, received much praise from onlookers, including Eric Bossi of Rivals and Kyle Tucker of The Athletic: