The word on the street is that Emmanuel Mudiay greatly helped his draft stock at the Jordan Brand Classic, which does not shock me at all. And if you missed the Classic, then you can catch up on the highlights below. I highly recommend doing so, especially if you like watching the future of basketball.
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Mudiay will be joining the SMU Mustangs next season, and it would not surprise me to see them in the preseason top 25. And if Larry Brown can get his young point guard to make intelligent decisions on the floor while also using his athletic ability? This could be a sure fire Final Four squad.
The big if will be if Mudiay can make the right choices. He was rushing things a bit at the McDonald’s All American game as well as the Nike Hoop Summit, but I was pleased to see his pace of play at the Classic. Most mock boards have Mudiay in the top five of the 2015 draft, but that will largely be dependent on how he and the Mustangs play next year. That is all for Rant Sports Prep today, but be sure to keep an eye out for a slideshow later tonight. Thanks as always, and I will leave you with a bit of fortune cookie wisdom.
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