John Calipari was in attendence to watch Emmanuel Mudiay and Andrew Wiggins take on each other in the Cancer Research Classic. Huntington Prep was undefeated coming into this matchup, but Prime Prep(TX) wanted to prove a point tonight that they were one of the top teams in the nation, and they did just that.
Emmanuel Mudiay put on a show as he led his Prime Prep squad to victory over Andrew Wiggins and Huntington Prep. Mudiay ended the game with 18 points, 3 assist, and 2 steals. He is a freakish athlete, but the aspect of the game that I like most is that he is a TRUE point guard. He is a very vocal leader on and off the floor, sometimes you don’t see that with top recruits, but he has that ability. After the game Mudiay said “Everybody says Kentucky is the leader, but I am still wide open and have no favorites at this point”. Mudiay also said that Baylor, SMU, and Kentucky are recruiting him the hardest. He has no plans on making a decision anytime soon, but may cut his list after the high school season is over. Mudiay is the #2 ranked point guard in the class of 2014.
Andrew Wiggins didn’t have one of his best games tonight in the defeat, but still ended up with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Huntington could never get in a groove, and were pretty much down double digits all night. 2015 recruit Montaque Gill-Ceaser was also quiet tonight, but one bad game isn’t going to make Kentucky stop looking. Gill-Ceaser is high on Kentucky’s radar for the 2015 class. He has confirmed offers from Baylor, and Ohio State already.
Calipari and Orlando Antigua will be back in Wheeling tomorrow to watch Dakari Johnson and Jahlil Okafor. Both have offers from Kentucky, and many feel like Kentucky is the heavy favorite for Johnson. You can watch Dakari Johnson take on Jabari Parker on ESPN 2 tomorrow night at 6.