Larry Brown Says Emmanuel Mudiay Will “Make Players Around Him Better”
Blue chip point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s high school career is coming to a close soon, and he should take the SMU Mustangs to the next level competitively next season. If Mudiay stays a couple years, then definitely see them making a Final Four during the point guard’s stay.
“He’s got everything that you want: his personality, his competitiveness, his intelligence,” head coach Larry Brown said to the Dallas Morning News. “I just can’t imagine how lucky we are. He’s going to make players around him better. But he still needs to be coached, and that’s why he’s coming here.”
Mudiay was wise for picking Allen Iverson’s former head coach, and Brown should help to develop Mudiay’s game and, even more importantly, his competitive mindset. It will be a symbiotic relationship that should be fascinating to watch it develop. Brown helps Mudiay get better, and Mudiay helps his teammates get better; it is a beautiful cycle. You can tell that there is mutual respect between the player and coach, which is becoming rarer these days.
All for Prep today, but stop by tomorrow if the mood strikes and we will have more content for you on the country’s best young ballers. As always, we will part ways with a bit of fortune cookie wisdom.
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude” -Thomas Jefferson