Emoni Bates continues to lead ESPN's latest regardless-of-class player rankings

Top 2022 basketball recruit Bates commits to Michigan State (0:52)

Emoni Bates, joined by his family, announces that he plans to take his talents to East Lansing to play for Michigan State. (0:52)

Although it has been a slow time for grassroots basketball -- college coaches are still not allowed to evaluate in-person during the NCAA's extended dead period -- there have been some regional events and a few national ones to monitor. Scouting has been conducted mostly through a virtual lens, but the top players in the game have continued to develop. That brings us to our latest installment of the regardless-of-class top 25 player list. Superstar Emoni Bates continues to occupy the top spot -- no surprise there -- but a lot of shuffling has happened on a list that is now without our Class of 2020 college-freshmen-to-be: