Get to Know: The Rookies

The Cavs have a pair of rookies on the roster heading into the new season: Emoni Bates and Craig Porter Jr. Bates was selected with the 49th overall pick in June's draft, while Porter was signed to a two-way contract out of Wichita State.

Answers at bottom of page.

1.) Which city in Michigan was Emoni Bates born in? 

A.) Lansing

B.) Ann Arbor

C.) Kalamazoo

D.) Flint

2.) Craig Porter Jr. was known as a prolific shot-blocker at Wichita State. Which is the following is not true of his swatting prowess? 

A.) Is on Wichita State’s all-time top ten list in total blocks

B.) First player ever to finish in the Conference’s top ten – and the only player in the NCAA’s top 100 – in both assists-per-game and blocks-per-game

C.) Blocked a shot in 11 straight games, longest streak by a Shocker guard since the school began recording game-by-game stats

D.) Blocked shot average (1.48bpg) was the highest nationally for any player 6-2 or shorter 

3.) Which of the following is NOT true of Emoni Bates recent Summer League run in Vegas?

A.) Scored in double-figures in all six games

B.) Led the Cavaliers in rebounding 

C.) Was perfect from the free throw line

D.) Shot 40 percent from beyond the arc

4.) This past season against Tulane, Craig Porter Jr. notched 15 points, 10 boards and 10 assists to become just the second player in the last 50 years of Wichita State basketball to record a triple double. Who is the other?

A.) Fred VanVleet

B.) Antoine Carr

C.) Xavier McDaniel

D.) Landry Shamet

5.) Which of the following is NOT true of Emoni Bates sophomore season at Eastern Michigan? 

A.) Led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding

B.) Topped the 20-point scoring plateau a dozen times

C.) Went for at least 20 points a dozen times, including four games of 30-plus 

D.) Led the MAC in three-point shooting

6.) Which of the following is NOT true of Craig Porter Jr.’s recent Summer League run in Las Vegas? 

A.) Led both teams in scoring in his first start

B.) Led both teams in assists in the Championship game

C.) Finished second in blocked shots behind Isaiah Mobley 

D.) Had at least six assists and seven rebounds in each of his last four outings

7.) Last season at Eastern Michigan, Emoni Bates scored a career-high 43 points – including 29 straight in the first half – in a loss to which MAC opponent from the state of Ohio? 

A.) Akron

B.) Bowling Green

C.) Toledo

D.) Miami

8.) Before committing to Wichita State University, Craig Porter Jr. played two seasons at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana – leading them to the 2019 NJCAA National Championship. Which of the following former Cavaliers did NOT attend Vincennes U.?

A.) “Foots” Walker

B.) Shawn Marion

C.) Smush Parker 

D.) Eric Williams 

9.) Before transferring to Eastern Michigan for his sophomore season, Emoni Bates began his college career at which university? 

A.) Michigan

B.) Memphis

C.) Michigan State


10.) Which of the following facts is NOT true of Craig Porter Jr.’s career at Wichita State? 

A.) Was the first player in school history to lead the team in rebounding, assists, blocks, and steals in the same season

B.) Has the most career blocked shots by any guard in school history

C.) Became just the second Shocker in the last half-century to record a triple-double

D.) Posted three of the four highest single-game scoring outings in team history during his career

Answers: B, A, B, A, D, C, C, C, B, D