Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay recently dunked the ball over Allen Iverson, but someone recently pulled out the Derrick Rose card which seems a bit too soon in my opinion. Mudiay is a fantastic player to be sure, but it will be hard to live up to the expectations of the youngest MVP in league history. It is just a bit too high for him to live up to. Have heard other comparisons for the Texas native, but we will have to see he develops down the line before we compare him to a player of Rose’s quality.
Thanks to the tweet below for inspiring the article.
Emmanuel Mudiay is gonna be a Derrick Rose type player in the NBA. He's gonna be a problem at SMU!
— Tom Sullivan (@Tom1400) October 25, 2013
Mudiay dunked over “The Answer” in Prime Prep’s Midnight Madness event that was attened by not only Iverson, but Dez Bryant and Deion Sanders as well. Sanders was a hero of Iverson’s growing up, so that explained the appearance. Prep is gearing up for another run at the National High School Invitational and it would not surprise me at all to see them get back there. It will be a fantastic tournament, but it will be hard to top last year’s finale game.
You can bet I will be there if the lovely Gracie Palmer of ESPNU is still running that event, and it was a true joy to go