Top prospect Emoni Bates decommits from Michigan State

Just more than five weeks after losing an overtime game to UCLA, 86-80, in their NCAA Tournament East Region First Four matchup, the Michigan State Spartans took another tough loss.Top-ranked junior (via ESPN) Emoni Bates, among the elite high school prospects of the past several years, said via Instagram he has decommitted from coach Tom Izzo’s Spartans.”I would like to thank Tom Izzo and the coaching staff at Michigan State but I have decided to reopen my recruitment,” Bates wrote. “I’m not sure what my future holds but I am keeping all of my options open, both college and pro.”The Spartans were 15-13 this past season, with an eighth-place finish (9-11) in the Big Ten.