Emmanuel Mudiay-PG-Guangdong Southern (Chinese League)

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Emmanuel MudiayPG- Guangdong
Size6'5 200lbs
Age19
Reach8'4
Wingspan6'8
PPG18.0
APG5.9
RPG6.25
SPG1.58
FG%48%
3 PT%34%

Strengths:

  • Great size
  • Great in transition
  • Can run the P&R and isolation
  • Good handle
  • Great balance at the rim—can make contested layups
  • Solid passer
  • Solid on the defensive end

Weaknesses:

  • Decision-making is not the best
  • Free throws (57% in China)
  • Not a good long-range shooter
  • Struggles going left
  • Needs to improve jumper

The question I have when watching Mudiay on tape, what type of NBA player will he be? I see a lot of Rajon Rondo in the young 19 year-old. He has great speed, looks to pass the rock to his teammates and is unproven with his jump shot. He only shot 34% from 3-point land in China, where an ankle injury cost him most of the season. Originally, Mudiay committed to play his college ball at SMU, but the $1.2 million contract Guangdong offered was too much to pass up. He is solid around the rim, finishing at an impressive rate in the Chinese league, but the NBA is a different animal. He has the quickness and passing ability to do damage at the NBA level, but he will not become a star unless he can improve his shooting ability. That could happen, being only 19 years-old, Mudiay will have to be open to being coached at the next level, and put in the effort needed to improve. He is a lock as a Top 5 pick on potential and current skill-set alone.

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Dan SchalkAnalysisBasketballBasketball RankingsNBADraft Profile,Emmanuel Mudiay,NBA,NBA DraftEmmanuel Mudiay-PG-Guangdong Southern (Chinese League) Strengths: Great size Great in transition Can run the P&R and isolation Good handle Great balance at the rim---can make contested layups Solid passer Solid on the defensive end Weaknesses: Decision-making is not the best Free throws (57% in China) Not a good long-range shooter Struggles going left Needs to improve jumper The question I have when watching Mudiay...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?