NBA Draft Scouting Report: Emmanuel Mudiay

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What They’re Saying: 

Mar 18, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep Academy poses for a portrait. He is a finalist for the USA Today Player of the Year Award. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

"“They (the Sixers) would have a parade if they got him in the draft…I don’t mean a championship parade [but] just he’s that good…He reminds me a lot of [Washington Wizards point guard] John Wall…He is physically gifted and he has a great feel.”-SMU coach Larry Brown in a February interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer."

"“What makes him so good is that the stuff he does translates very well to the NBA. I think he probably will be a better NBA player than he would’ve been in college.”-Mudiay’s trainer Joe Abunassar in an interview with"

"“Mudiay is a superior athlete. He has great speed and great quickness. He has the ability to change speeds like a different guy like a lot of great point guards have. He has very good vision and he’s a little bit of a streaky shooter right now. But I think as a GM, I didn’t worry as much about the shooting part of it as long as mechanically he was somewhat sound. When these guys get in an environment where they’re able to put up the number of shots and get the type of coaching at the NBA level. Most guys improve and improve greatly on their perimeter shooting. He has all the other stuff. He has athleticism and vision and he plays on the other side of the ball. He’s a skill guy and is a good defender, from what I’m told. He has all-star caliber physical attributes.”-NBA TV analyst Stu Jackson"