Dec 8, 2012; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts in the game against the Portland Pilots at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Portland 74-46. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Basketball Recruiting: Kentucky's John Calipari Visits Emmanuel Mudiay


2014 point guard Emmanuel Mudiay received attention from a big name SEC basketball force this week. On January 4th, the Kentucky Wildcats had two of their coaches travel to Texas in order to watch Mudiay.

Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari and assistant coach Orlando Antigua both made the trip to watch Emmanuel Mudiay’s Prime Prep take on the Huntington Prep Express.

Back in October, Mudiay (along with three other Prime Prep transfers) were voted ineligible by the UIL after transferring from Grace Prep to Prime Prep before the 2012-2013 season.

Mudiay named the Kentucky Wildcats his leader on January 17th, 2012, but Kentucky did not offer at him until August 14th, 2012.

Emmanuel Mudiay is a 6’4″, 180 pound point guard from Arlington, Texas. He currently has offers from Kentucky, Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas A&M.

According to ESPN, Mudiay is “the true definition of a combination guard” and “can score in a variety of ways.”

The five-star recruit is ranked 1st in the state of Texas, 1st among point guards, and 2nd overall in the Class of 2014 by 247Sports. Mudiay is arguably the best recruit in the Class of 2014.

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