Latest Penny Hardaway News

Emoni Bates says he's transferring to hometown E. Michigan

Jun. 29, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates, one of the top recruits in the 2021 men's basketball recruiting class, says he is transferring from Memphis to Eastern Michigan. Bates, in an Instagram post Wednesday, announced his decision to return to his hometown of Ypsilanti to play for the...

Holmgren visits with Magic, as No. 1 pick intrigue builds

Jun. 17, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren was wrapping up a multiday visit Friday with the Orlando Magic, who hold the No. 1 pick in next week’s NBA draft. A person with knowledge of Holmgren’s visit said meetings, interviews and a dinner with team officials were all part...

Magic Moment: Orlando wins lottery, lands No. 1 pick

May. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman was supposed to be at the podium for the NBA draft lottery. He benched himself in favor of coach Jamahl Mosley. “I haven’t been very good at this,” Weltman said. “Coach was feeling...

Emoni Bates leaving Memphis for transfer portal after 1 year

Apr. 17, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emoni Bates, the five-star recruit who reclassified to 2021, has announced he's entering the transfer portal after one season at Memphis. Bates announced his decision Saturday on his Instagram account, saying he thanked Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and the...