Busting Brackets

2014’s Mudiay Down to Five Schools


The third ranked recruit in the 2014 class, Emmanuel Mudiay, has announced that his list is down to five schools. The five are Kentucky, Baylor, Kansas, SMU and Oklahoma State. The heavy favorite to eventually get Mudiay is Kentucky but there has been talk of Baylor also being a likely landing spot for the point guard.

For any of the those schools landing Mudiay would be a major acquisition. The 6″4 point guard has excellent size and vision. As a passer, he is likely the most natual point guard in his class and his ability to create off the dribble is second to none. For SMU and Oklahoma State, getting Mudiay would mean potentially become contenders. As for the other three schools, it would mostly mean they would stay around as contenders.

While Duke has been said to be heavy favorites at getting the number one overall player in the class, Jahlil Okafor, and top five point guard Tyus Jones, Kentucky finds itself in the mix for both Mudiay and fourth overall power forward Cliff Alexander. The same can be said for the fifth ranked Trey Lyles who is also a power forward. It is reasonable to expect the Wildcats to get one of the two to commit because of their history. Once again it appears that coach John Calipari is second to none at refilling the coffers every single season, keeping his one and done strategy alive and well.

For the time being, Mudiay will go back to Prime Prep to start his senior season of high school. He should put up some very strong numbers on what could be the best high school team in the country. While he is currently ranked third by Rivals, Mudiay could eventually see his position rise if he shows some improvements over the course of his final high school season.

As Mudiay moves closer to a decision, we will keep you updated on the situation.