Top Kentucky Wildcats basketball prospect Emmanuel Mudiay, the No. 3 ranked player and No.2 ranked point guard in the Class of 2014, has trimmed his list to five.
Kentucky, Kansas, Baylor, SMU, and Oklahoma State made the cut.
Emmanuel Mudiay has long been thought to be one of the most important recruits for the Kentucky basketball Class of 2014. A combination guard who is still trying to hone his point guard skills, Mudiay is big and lengthy at 6’5″, 190 pounds, and his game has often been compared to former Kentucky guard and current Washington Wizards PG John Wall. Mudiay has excellent court vision and his open court speed is as good as it gets at this level, a quick learner who isn’t afraid of taking the big shot or dishing to an open teammate on the wing to take it. So it’s easy to see why he is a top target for Kentucky head coach John Calipari.
Coach Cal is well-known for his ability to take big, fast recruits who start out as combo guards and leave as dangerous, slashing point guards who have the ability to put their teammates in the best position to score. And with Kentucky staying strong in Emmanuel Mudiay’s final top five, Kentucky fans have reason to be excited for the possibility that he will be the next name on the list of great Calipari guards.
Kentucky: “The name speaks for itself really. Great coaching staff and the history over there is real, real good and I really like coach Cal.”
Kansas: “They have a great development program over there with coach [Bill] Self. Everybody that I see go there gets better every year.”
Oklahoma State: “They just have a great school over there and a great program. Marcus Smart is a good friend of mine. He talks about that school all the time. He just tells me how it’s a point guard school and changing into a point guard school. Seeing what he did this past year, it really caught my eye.”