Mudiay keeping options open

Mudiay keeping options open

Emmanuel Mudiay is one of the top prospects in 2014. Read on for an update on his recruitment, if he will take visits, and more.

In Arlington, Tex. there is a team with a few prospects that will really attract a lot of media and fan attention this season for high school basketball. Grace Prep Academy is home to Scout.com's fifth ranked player in the class of 2012, Isaiah Austin, as well as another up and coming star.

Emmanuel Mudiay has quickly became a popular name amongst scouts and coaches alike in the nation as the 2014 prospect is one of the best in his class.

Mudiay comes in on Scout.com's rankings for the class of 2014 ranked fifth and is the number one point guard thus far in the class. His 6-foot-3, 180-pound frame gives him premier size at the position, but is not lacking anything in talent.

Being that he is young, Mudiay can really just focus on basketball and get to recruiting later. But he is still drawing interest and says that he knows that the Wildcats are very interested.

"I have had a lot of schools come look at me so far and Arizona has been one of them," said Mudiay. "I talk to coach Book [Richardson] and we have a good relationship."

So far, Arizona is the school furthest west recruiting Mudiay, who is naming several other powerhouses as far as who is interested in him.

"Texas, Baylor, Arizona, Kansas, North Carolina, and some others, but that's the schools I can think off of the top of my head," explained Mudiay.

Arizona is in the process, a lot like most schools in the country, of trying to get as many players on campus as possible. Dates such as the Red/Blue Scrimmage on October 22 are important as well as weekends with big football games in town.

The Wildcats are working on a list, but as of now it does not appear that Mudiay will make it to Tucson or any other universities until he can figure things out with his family.

"I have not set up any unofficials, at least not yet," said Mudiay. "I may try, but as of right now I haven't planned on going anywhere.

It may be a battle to ultimately land the talented point guard out of Arlington but Arizona will continue to make a push. Publicly, Mudiay has not made a conscious effort to really figure out where he stands with most of the schools recruiting him.

"I'm only 15 and I'm just going to keep my options open," explained Mudiay. "Eventually I will sit down with my family and figure some things out right now but for now I'm not focusing too much."

As for the high school season, Mudiay will team up with Isaiah Austin, Jelon Hornbeak and others for Grace Prep, as they hope to have as good a year as they all expect.

"I'm excited," said Mudiay. "We are going to be good."

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