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And Emmanuel Mudiay picks......

SMU!!! Has chosen to play for Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown and stay close home rather than become John Calipari's next starting frosh PG


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At SMU he becomes more of a

At SMU he becomes more of a damian lillard with a plethora of confidence instead of a Brandon Knight

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I think it's cool that high

I think it's cool that high school kids want to play for Larry Brown. He's old and not the most charismatic. But he knows the game through and through and can teach defense.

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Him and Keith Frazier will be

Him and Keith Frazier will be a formidable backcourt. I'm personally glad to see him stay home and not follow the common trend of just being another Kentucky one and done

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Jalen Rose does not approve

Jalen Rose does not approve of Mudiay playing for Larry Brown. Probably.

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Jalen Rose is lame. Him

Jalen Rose is lame. Him picking SMU is a smart choice and shows that he wants to learn and become a better player. Plus most guards don't learn how to play defense until there 4th year in the league. He'll have a heads start on them.

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Not the biggest name college

Not the biggest name college he could go to but I cannot think of many better guys than Larry Brown to be able to pass on their experience and you know Mudiay will have defence drilled into him.

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Kentucky could be in trouble

Kentucky could be in trouble next year at the point. Joel Berry has committed to UNC and Tyus Jones is thought to be Duke bound. With Andrew Harrison most likely one and done, it looks like Calipari's string of six straight NBA bound first round PG's after Harrison will most likely come to an end. I applaud Mudiay for committing to play for a great coach in Larry Brown and not drinking the Calipari one-and-done Kool-Aid.

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Harrow ended that streak in

Harrow ended that streak in the first week of last season

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As a Kentucky fan, let me

As a Kentucky fan, let me start this post by congratulating Larry Brown and SMU on getting the PG who probably has the most upside at his position in his class.

Now that we've missed on Mudiay and Josh Perkins (recent Gonzaga commit) it appears that Cal is putting the press on 5'9 Tyler Ulis. I'm not going to lie and say I'd rather have Ulis than Mudiay, but Ulis appears to be a smart, heady floor general that is very talented. The obvious issue is his size, and UK will still have Dominique Hawkins on the roster who could develop into a good player. Should be interesting to see how things play out.

And looking forward to a good game this year, TarHeelRaven. Didn't feel right not having UNC on the schedule last year.

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Calipari's backcourt players

Calipari's backcourt players always lack discipline and some basic fundamentals he's not a good teacher of the game. This kid I believe recognizes that and wants to learn. If Brandon Knight played for Izzo he'd be much better suited for the NBA. If John Wall played for Coach K He would probably be an all-star already. If Teague played for Good ol'Roy he would have been a top 10 pick. Whoever you learn the game from makes a huge difference how your career will pan out. Look at all the great guards Lute Olson churned out at Arizona. He knew how to teach the game and his players benefitted from it.

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Yea but Derrick Rose turned

Yea but Derrick Rose turned out to be a superstar though lol. But you make a good point.

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To be honest, I'm a little

To be honest, I'm a little afraid that Mudiay's choice to go to SMU will hinder his development as a "true" point guard.

Who is he going to pass to?

One of the worst things for a one-n-done PG prospect is to be given a score-first role on offense (no doubt SMU's best shot at making the NCAA tourney).

Larry Brown doesn't take selfish crap from anyone, but Mudiay may be forced to score much more than distribute, which NBA scouts may think represents his "unwillingness" to pass.

Let's just hope for the best.

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He said he's trying to

He said he's trying to convince another top recruit. Besides that Steph Curry was a major scorer in College but he has great passing skills so I don't agree with that theory.

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People forget about Dominique

People forget about Dominique Hawkins...just because he was a 3 star player doesn't mean that he can't be great.

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TimeForNine.....yeah,

TimeForNine.....yeah, Kentucky-UNC games should be staples ever year, two of the great blue blood programs in the nation. Of course all us UNC fans are on pins and needles about what will happen will Hairston. Who knows if he will still be suspended for the UK game in Chapel Hill. It would be very nice to have him against the most talented squad in the country.

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Larry browns

knowledge and passion for the game is well known and documented. Howver so is his habit of falling in and out of love with players on game by game basis. You've all no doubt heard of his irrational request to trade players at a whim . Keith Frasiers season will be key for him to show he can relate and teach this generations young players.

Time will tell but if it doesn't go well for Frasier this year I smell decommitment

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Larry browns

knowledge and passion for the game is well known and documented. Howver so is his habit of falling in and out of love with players on game by game basis. You've all no doubt heard of his irrational request to trade players at a whim . Keith Frasiers season will be key for him to show he can relate and teach this generations young players.

Time will tell but if it doesn't go well for Frasier this year I smell decommitment

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Yea. But that's different in

Yea. But that's different in the NBA. You can't do that in college and he knows when he has great players that's why he stayed in Philly so long.

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