Emmanuel Mudiay is probably more than pleased that he will be staying in Texas for his college career even if it will be a relatively short stay. The young point seems to really have great respect for Larry Brown too though, so do not be surprised if Mudiay ends up staying in school for two or three years. Noticed below that Mudiay came out on top of this Preseason player of the year tracker.
It is a little early to be making a list like that in my opinion, but Mudiay admittedly will be near the top of the pack for most of the year and especially if Prime Prep is able to make it back to the National High School Invitational.
— Ronnie Flores (@RonMFlores) November 7, 2013
Mudiay announced his shocking recruiting decision during the Elite 24 game during half time, and he was named co-MVP of the game just as an added bonus. Many of his college games will not be on national television which is kind of a bummer, but congratulations to Mudiay on coming to a decision that would make him happy.
It is a decision too that will help him develop more as a point guard. Brown knows the ins and outs of that position, and also has experience in crafting his point guards into great team leaders. Believe there is a reason Allen Iverson never had any real success with a coach other than Brown, and Mudiay will benefit from the same capable basketball mind. His development will be a joy to watch, and will keep you posted on where he stands when it comes to player of the year awards.