Emmanuel Mudiay & Malik Newman make one beastly backcourt
Mo Williams Elite may have the best AAU backcourt in the nation with Emmanuel Mudiay and Malik Newman. Both can play either guard spot, have nice size, excellent athleticism and in the words of Uncle Drew "Get Buckets". Mudiay is a mortal top 5 lock in the Class of 2014, with a legit chance at the #1 spot. He has great vision, blow by speed, size and creativity that make NBA scouts take notice, even at the age of 17. Newman may still not be done growing, has worked on his PG skills and may be one of the premier scorers in all of HS basketball.
In an epic showdown in Las Vegas, the Elite backcourt scored 32 a piece (Newman with 8 triples), only to fall to a Belmont Shore team with Stephen Zimmerman (20 points, a ton of blocks and boards), Daniel Hamilton (31 points) and Tyler Dorsey (34, a class of 2015 player who is actually a few weeks older than Mudiay, just putting things in perspective). Regardless, it was a shootout that had all of these stars living up to their billing.
Just wanted to provide some background for the awesome highlight package of this dynamic backcourt at the Great American Shootout. Newman has not really given many recruiting leaders, though it seems like just about all of the highest of high majors will be after his services. The reason I am not completely convinced he is done growing? His father, Horatio Webster, was a 6-7/240 pound PF. Newman still has decent size for a combo guard, but has definite time to fill out at only 16.
Mudiay has listed his possible visits as Kentucky (he says he will be attending Big Blue Madness), Arizona, Baylor, NC State and SMU. He will cut his list to 5 at the end of the month. While the Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor (with rumors of even [Player: Justise Winslow being part of the package) is a well known likely college alliance, Mudiay may have a pact of his own with another elite player. It was reported that Mudiay and Myles Turner have spoken about joining forces in college. Certainly would make things very interesting as those would be two incredibly elite duos at the PG/C position. 2014 could be the year of the alliance in NCAA recruiting and Mudiay appears to be adding fuel to the fire. Either way, whatever program lands Mudiay will be getting a big time guard prospect who should be a strong draw for other recruits.
I'm a big Mudiay fan I think he has a lot of potential and his jumper is becoming lethal. Is really 6'5?
Measured 6'4.5 the year before (both measurements in shoes), so one could atleast assume he is around there. Plus, as Ian wrote in his scouting report, his dad is 6'10 and he has an older brother who is 6'7. With his 6'7.5 wingspan, his size is great for a PG and solid for a SG. Jumper still is a work in progress, his mechanics are becoming more consistent and if he gets it down, he should be elite. Am a fan of his as well and while Myles Turner is tantalizing, I still think Mudiay may be the top prospect in this class. I really like Tyus Jones as well, plus see the value of a guy like Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander. The fight for the #1 spot in this class will be a battle, it is very much up for grabs.
Reminds me of the high school version of kenny boyton with that pull up. For those thatdont know Kenny used to get major buckets
malik - is a baby monta ellis with a consistant J
emmanual- has dru holiday type game with more bounce
I think Brandon Austin plays like jrue holiday to me
Newman= Eric Gordon
Mudiay= John Wall