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Emoni Bates, Chet Holmgren among finalists for Naismith Player of the Year

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the five finalists for the Naismith high school boys basketball Player of the Year trophy and boys Coach of the Year honors Tuesday.
Top 2021 recruit Chet Holmgren and No. 1 2022 recruit Emoni Bates headline the group of finalists for Player of the Year, which also consists of Paolo Banchero, Jaden Hardy and Jabari Smith Jr. Banchero is the No. 3 recruit in the class of 2021 according to 247Sports, while Smith Jr