Video: Emoni Bates sophomore highlightsSee Michigan sophomore star in action.
For those unable to attend, the Division 1 District 18 first round matchup can be seen on the NFHS Network. Tip is set for 7 p.m. ET.
Bates, a 6-foot-8 sophomore wing, is averaging 33.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Thanks to outbursts of 63 and 48 points, he's averaging over 40 points per game in his last five outings.
A year ago Bates was crowned MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in October 2019.
Lincoln, Michigan's defending Division 1 state champion, enters the contest with a 17-3 record while Pioneer is 12-8. The winner advances to meet Ypsilanti on Wednesday in the district semifinals.