Making the move from Grace Prep in Arlington to Prime Prep in South Dallas, Emmanuel Mudiay did not have the easiest road to the court. The Texas UIL deemed the star junior ineligible for the season, so instead of having Mudiay miss a full year on the hardwood, Prime Prep coach Ray Forsett decided to disband from the UIL and play a national schedule. With the season nearing its conclusion and Prime Prep still standing undefeated, Forsett may have the most talented team in the country, led by Mudiay.
The scoring point guard has taken his game to a completely new level at his new home. Having grown to 6’5, he is one of the most physically dominating guards in the class with his combination of strength and athleticism. He makes the game seem so effortless because he can drill NBA three pointers, blow by you off of the dribble, or make downright amazing passes. The cousin of Texas point guard Myck Kabongo has also shown potential on the defensive end with his size and quick hands. In the past, there were times in which it just seemed as if Mudiay was going through the motions, but he was turned that corner and now takes over the game just about every time he hits the hardwood. Simply put, there is not another guard in the class of 2014 that blends athleticism, scoring ability, and court vision the way that Mudiay does.
Mudiay literally has his pick of the litter as far as colleges are concerned. Nearly every school in the country has offered him a college scholarship, but he recently cut his list to Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State, Oklahoma State, SMU, St. John’s and Texas, and will be arguably the most heavily recruited guard in 2014 until he gives his pledge to a university.