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UPDATE: It’s official. Manny Bates is entering the transfer portal

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UPDATE: It’s official. Manny Bates is entering the transfer portal

UPDATE: It’s official. Manny Bates is entering the transfer portal

There were rumors last season that Manny Bates was going to enter the tranfer portal and head to Georgetown.

And despite both parties saying there wasn’t anything to that rumor. There was.

Maybe it didn’t come from Bates, but those in Manny’s camp wanted him to leave NC State. He met with Keatts, and he ended up staying.

Then only a minute into this season, he was lost for the year with a shoulder injury, however he stuck around the program, attending every practice and every game all season long.

This led many to believe Bates would potentially return in 2022-23.

That appears to not be the case as multiple reports are noting that Manny Bates will actually enter the transfer portal this time, ending his career at NC State.

Update: It’s official…


This is a MAJOR blow to Kevin Keatts who already lost former 4-star guard, Cam Hayes and backup big man, Jaylon Gibson to the portal earlier this month.

The wait until next year dream now hinges on Kevin Keatts ability to keep Terquavion Smith in Raleigh and keep Seabron from entering the draft (which is trending in the wrong direction at this point).

Manny Bates leaves NC State 4th all-time in blocks despite only playing 2 full seasons with the Pack.

Kevin Keatts will now turn his focus to the transfer portal where he’ll basically need to rebuilt his entire roster. Texas Tech did it this past season and it took them to the Sweet 16. But that’s certainly the outlier, and to be perfectly blunt, the future of NC State basketball looks pretty bleak on this Tuesday morning.

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Afterglow
Afterglow(@afterglow)
2 months ago

My question Pack Insider Staff… why? Seeing the schools he could potentially transfer to, this is a lateral move at best. What is beneath the iceberg that is Manny Bates transferring from State? I want to know.

backdpack
backdpack(@backdpack)
3 months ago

I know there is a lot of doom and gloom right now but we do have a “good” core coming back. Morsell when healthy is solid at 2 and serviceable a the 1. Pass could be a true point we need but big question mark. Gantt is an unknown but I want to believe will be a positive at the 3/4. EB is a known and while not be a go to guy, he could be a complimentary piece at the 5. He has to get stronger which I think he will. Ross will be improved and while not a… Read more »

redougfox
redougfox(@redougfox)
3 months ago

Can’t blame Manny for leaving. Why would any player want to stay and play for a terrible coach like Keatts?

Afterglow
Afterglow(@afterglow)
3 months ago

Manny Bates, gone.

Dof87
Dof87(@dof87)
3 months ago

How about a new NCAA rule…. no NIL money first year after transfer, or a max for that year of some amount, say $15k.

Last edited 3 months ago by Dof87
Afterglow
Afterglow(@afterglow)
3 months ago

Oh well, let the dominos fall.

Afterglow
Afterglow(@afterglow)
3 months ago

NIL = RIP NC State!

Dof87
Dof87(@dof87)
3 months ago
Reply to  Afterglow

Hard to keep being a college hoops fan given the state of the sport.

Afterglow
Afterglow(@afterglow)
3 months ago

This is the worst news! I didn’t really think he would transfer given his “dedication” to NC State. Now I don’t honestly know what to think.

Dof87
Dof87(@dof87)
3 months ago

Bates is gonna cash in on big NIL money. Who can blame him. How much will they “offer” Smith to also enter? Seabron? All stand to make a lot of money.

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