Recently saw the tweet below about point guard Emmanuel Mudiay being compared to Russell Westbrook, and it is on that I like quite a bit. Check that tweet below.
6'5" Emmanuel Mudiay is the Next Russell Westbrook? Official Ballislife Summer Mix! SMU Bound Beast http://t.co/YTNbhPbRyj
— HS Hoops 101 (@101_hoops) September 14, 2013
Think it mainly works on the defensive level. Mudiay’s perimeter defense is relentless and they both have a motor that is constantly driving forward. Where the comparison falls flat at the moment is at the offensive level. Do not get me wrong, Mudiay has shown great development over the last few years, but he is not yet at Westbrook’s level yet with his jumpshooting or even ball handling.
They both have elite athleticism, so that is another area Mudiay can mold his game after Westbrook’s. The young Prime Prep point guard will be joining Larry Brown one day, but in between now and then we will see if Mudiay can lead Prep back to NHSI. He vowed last year to get back, and it would not surprise me if the sting of that defeat only pushes Mudiay to be a better player. In any case, hope to be able to catch a coupld of Mudiay’s games next year but something tells me it will not be long before we are watching this young man play at the professional level.