Memphis forward and 5-star recruit Emoni Bates' father, Elgin Bates, has refuted a report that claims his son's future with the program has "come into question."

"No plans at all," Bates said when asked by Jason Munz of the Commercial Appeal if his son had visions of leaving the team.

Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report tweeted Tuesday that Bates would not play in his team's upcoming game against Cincinnati and that his "future with the program has suddenly come into question."

In response, Elgin Bates told Munz that his son has been dealing with back pain for the past three weeks and has an appointment with a specialist this week. He also said his son won't play Thursday "unless he's cleared to play."

Bates is third on the team with 10.4 points per game.