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: