Emmanuel Mudiay NBA Draft Scouting Report


6-5 - Point Guard- USA/Congo

Big, fast and talented lead guard prospect who skipped out on college ball to hone his craft in China. Is a bit of a mystery due to this decision but is a high level prospect who will likely be a top 6 pick in June.

Pros
A polished lead guard with high basketball IQ and good decision making. Can penetrate into the lane at will and is an excellent passer with good court vision. Sees over the defense with his great height.

Is hard to defend due to his height, strength and quickness.  Has a tight handle and can get to the rim with either hand.

Unlike many young players, Mudiay has good strength and power. Doesn't get out-muscled in the paint and finishes well after contact. Has some decent back-to-the-basket moves and a nice fall away jumper.

Good length (6-7 wingspan) and can play above the rim.

Cons
Needs to play within himself and cut down on mistakes.

Is not a very good shooter. He doesn't square up to the basket and shoot a balanced shot.  A very poor free throw shooter, which is a major issue for a ball dominant player.

Still growing into the point guard/leadership role.

Comparisons
Reminds me of a more explosive Tyreke Evans - a tall and strong guard who can really handle the ball. Or a bigger/stronger Jrue Holiday.

Projection: Top 3-8 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft