Emmanuel Mudiay leads host of players trimming lists
After August, plenty of prospects from around the country start trimming their school lists. Emmanuel Mudiay leads the group this year.
Emmanuel Mudiay is down to five schools.
Mudiay, arguably the most sought-after guard in the class of 2014, announced on Monday evening that the only schools left on his list were Kentucky Wildcats , Kansas Jayhawks , Oklahoma State Cowboys State" data-canon="Oklahoma Sooners" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">, SMU and Baylor Bears .
He made the announcement to ESPN at the Adidas Nations event out in California Golden Bears .
Mudiay, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Prime Prep (Texas), has long been thought of as a Kentucky lean, with 27 of the 28 predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball pegging Mudiay for Lexington. However, Kansas and SMU have been making inroads, while Oklahoma State and Baylor are also making pitches.
“Baylor, that’s down the street. Basically about an hour and 15 minutes away from me. Isaiah Austin talks to me about that,” Mudiay said in the spring. “Oklahoma State, great school. They put Marcus Smart , another good friend of mine, that was in a great position this year. And he played the point guard spot, so that definitely helps.”
So far, Mudiay has one official visit planned: Blue Blue Madness at Kentucky on October 18.
Mudiay wasn’t the only player to firm up his list in the last week, though. As it always does after July, there were plenty of prospects narrowing their focus heading into the latter part of the summer.
-- Kevon Looney (No. 9 in 247Sports Composite): Duke Blue Devils , Florida Gators , Michigan Wolverines State, Wisconsin Badgers , UCLA Bruins , Tennessee Volunteers .
-- Rashad Vaughn (No. 11): Baylor, Iowa Hawkeyes State, Kentucky, North Carolina Tar Heels , Connecticut Huskies , Kansas, UNLV Rebels , Arizona Wildcats , Georgetown Hoyas , UCLA, Minnesota Golden Gophers .
-- Kameron Chatman (No. 36): USC, Oregon Ducks , Arizona, Michigan, Connecticut.
-- Trevon Bluiett (No. 44): Arizona, Butler Bulldogs , Indiana Hoosiers , Michigan, Purdue Boilermakers , UCLA, Xavier Musketeers .
-- Makinde London (No. 85): Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Tech" data-canon="Georgia Bulldogs" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0">, Miami, Mississippi State Bulldogs , Northwestern Wildcats , Tennessee, Vanderbilt Commodores , VCU, Xavier.
-- Robert Johnson (No. 90): Pittsburgh Panthers , Virginia Cavaliers , North Carolina, Indiana, Florida State Seminoles , Miami, Georgetown.
-- James Demery (No. 92): Creighton Bluejays , Virginia Tech Hokies , Miami, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Saint Joseph’s.
-- Trey Kell (No. 110): San Diego Toreros State, Oregon, Arizona, Gonzaga Bulldogs , Vanderbilt, USC, UC-Irvine, UCLA.
-- Devin Mitchell (No. 115): Kansas State Wildcats , Memphis Tigers , Wake Forest Demon Deacons , Alabama Crimson Tide , Georgia, UAB Blazers , Cincinnati Bearcats , Ole Miss Rebels .
-- Matthew Fisher-Davis (No. 126): Virginia, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, U NC-Wilmington Seahawks , Elon Phoenix , Georgia, Charlotte 49ers .
-- Dante Buford (No. 127): USC, South Carolina Gamecocks , Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Miami.
-- Keyshawn Woods (No. 137): Charlotte, Houston Cougars , Tulsa Golden Hurricane , George Mason Patriots , Chattanooga Mocs , Charleston, U NC-Greensboro Spartans .
-- Wade Baldwin (No. 154): Minnesota, Rutgers Scarlet Knights , Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt.
-- Darius Austin (No. 216): DePaul Blue Demons , Indiana State Sycamores , UMKC Kangaroos .
-- Alec Brennan (No. 224): Harvard Crimson , Princeton Tigers , Yale Bulldogs , Brown Bears , Purdue, Wake Forest, Davidson Wildcats , Stanford Cardinal .
-- Troy Holston (No. 230): Miami, South Florida Bulls .
-- TeMarcus Blanton (No. 241): George Mason, Florida State, South Carolina, Auburn Tigers , Arkansas Razorbacks .
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