Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 1:44 pm  |  8 responses

Top Ranked Guard Emmanuel Mudiay Picks SMU Over Kentucky

When SMU head coach Larry Brown landed 2013 recruit Keith Frazier in the spring, it was most high-profile recruit in the program’s history. That was until last night when, Emmanuel Mudiay, a 6-5 senior point guard at Prime Prep (TX) regarded among the top three in his class, announced during halftime of the Elite 24 game that he’ll be staying close to home for college and attend SMU after seriously considering Kentucky. Landing an All-American for the second straight year, Brown is rising SMU into an elite level. From the Dallas Morning News: “‘Sometimes you just have to shock the world.’ With that one tweet, Emmanuel Mudiay, the nation’s top point guard out of Prime Prep, set the recruiting world on fire as speculation grew that he would be pulling off the ultimate shocker and committing to SMU, a team that hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since 1993, over traditional powerhouses such as Kentucky and Kansas. On Saturday night, Mudiay made it official when he verbally committed to SMU at halftime of the Under Armour Elite 24 game. “I’m going to attend SMU with Coach Larry Brown,” Mudiay announced during a live broadcast on ESPNU. “That’s where my heart’s at. I have real respect for (Brown).” While building something truly special in his hometown certainly played into his decision, Mudiay ultimately sided with the Mustangs for the opportunity to develop under Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    wait, what!? u turned me down?

  • JaredBanks

    money can’t buy everybody

  • SternISaDOUCHE

    Money certainly can’t erase a mistake. At least that’s what your mom tell me about you!

  • JaredBanks

    are you a butthurt UK fan?? boohoo you guys think you can get everybody every year thats not how it works son

  • underdog

    Well, he’ll have the chance to stay close to home and play for NBA champion / future HOF Larry Brown instead of John Calipari who, somehow always runs a powerhouse, but only managed to win once. Sounds like a win-win to me.

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  • SternISaDOUCHE

    It’s ok little girl, don’t get mad, just get a new phrase.