-Tremendous size for the point
-Huge frame. Long arms
-Very good ball-handler
-Powerful driver and shot-creator. Turns the corner well, gets low to the ground
-Can finish around the rim. Excellent frame helps a lot
-Shooting mechanics aren't bad
-Not a selfish player. Comfortable creating for others. Very good on the drive and dish
-Great defensive potential with size and length
-Does not look like a very good shooter at this stage. Shoots ball on way down
-Takes bad shots at times
-Didn't always look very aggressive looking to score
Outlook: Extremely unique combination of size, length, athleticism and instincts at the point guard position. Needs to continue to round out offensive game, but is clearly making strides since the last time we saw him. Upside is significant. [Read Full Article] adidas Nations: The Best of the Rest September 27, 2011 Jonathan Givony
One of the youngest players in attendance at this event, Emmanuel Mudiay (#5 Scout, #3 Rivals, #7 ESPN) nevertheless showed off intriguing physical tools and talent and is clearly a prospect to follow over the next few years.
Born in the Congo, Mudiay has excellent size at 6-3 or 6-4, with a long wingspan and a strong, well-developed frame. He's a very good athlete who excels primarily in transition right now thanks to his terrific speed. He has the tools to develop into an outstanding defender down the road, even if he has not yet figured out how to translate his athleticism to that end of the floor.
Despite his size and youth, Mudiay shows good instincts as a playmaker, looking willing to make the extra pass and throwing some very nice drive and dish passes to set up his teammates over the course of the week. He's a little careless with the ball and still needs to learn how to play at different speeds and improve his advanced ball-handling skills, but that's to be expected considering his age. His jumper also looks to be quite streaky at the moment.
Athletic guards in Mudiay's mold (think Iman Shumpert) who have the physical tools to defend both backcourt positions are all the rage these days, so it will be interesting to see how he develops his skill-level over the next few years. [Read Full Article]
Emmanuel Mudiay and Jabari Craig Video Interviews December 31, 1969