2014 Nike Hoop Summit Video Interview: Emmanuel Mudiay April 12, 2014
[Read Full Article] 2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Practice Day Three April 9, 2014 Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic were exceptional during the competitive portion of practice, guiding their team to a 44-41 victory. Mudiay, who had a couple of great moments running the pick and roll yesterday, did most of his damage in transition today, but continued to flash a knack for making plays in the two man game in the half court. Mudiay's decision making and consistency have left something to be desired at times throughout his career, but this was a very steady performance for the SMU commit, as he made sound decisions with the ball for the most part, and flashed the court vision and explosiveness that makes him one of the most intriguing prospects in the incoming freshman class early and often. He is certain to become a lockdown multi-positional defender under Larry Brown, and shows a great attitude in running this World Team unselfishly and playing with a team-first attitude. The next step in his progression will be to improve the consistency of his outside shot, but with the improvements he's showing in his mechanics, it's likely only a matter of time until that happens. [Read Full Article] 2014 Nike Hoop Summit: International Measurements April 8, 2014 Emmanuel Mudiay
Weight: 196 lbs.
Height (w/ shoes): 6'5"
Standing Reach: 8'4”
Hand Width: 8.75”
Hand Length: 8.5” [Read Full Article] High School Class of 2014 Scouting Reports, Part One - the Guards August 31, 2013 Jonathan Givony
-Possesses phenomenal physical tools. Has great size for position to go along with a chiseled frame
-Phenomenal in open court
-Strong ball-handler. Can get to the basket thanks to his powerful first step and excellent strength. Finishes with authority
-Draws tons of fouls. Gets to the free throw line at a great rate
-Can find open man. Likes to get others involved. Shows great flashes of court vision at times
-Has tremendous potential defensively
-Outstanding rebounder for position
-Lacks polish offensively, as both a facilitator and scorer
-Limited outside shooter. Made just 6/41 3-point attempts in 13 Nike EYBL games this spring
-Needs to work on shooting mechanics. Shoots the ball on the way down. Needs time and space to get shot off
-Much better in open floor than half-court game. Playmaking, decision making still a work in progress. Not consistent with his approach. Plays in spurts at times. Has a tendency to overdribble. Doesn't always read the floor, particularly on the pick and roll. Sometimes forces issue unnecessarily. Relies too much on physical tools
-Extremely turnover prone. Ranked #1 in the EYBL in turnovers. AAU team lost more games than they won when he played
Outlook: Incredibly gifted athlete with terrific upside. Has quite a few holes in his game and needs plenty of work on his skill-level, but looks to be in a good place to improve at SMU under Larry Brown. [Read Full Article] Emmanuel Mudiay and Jabari Craig Video Interviews August 1, 2013
[Read Full Article] High School Class of 2014: Elite Prospect Scouting Reports, Part One September 27, 2012 Jonathan Givony
-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]