Special thanks to Mike Gandolfo of The Kentucky Derby Classic for sending us this video interview with Emmanuel Mudiay. Here are some soundbites.
On how UK is recruiting him: “Coach Cal, he’s big on point guard and people say that’s the main focus of the team, what makes the team go. It’s a blessing to be recruited by them, I thank God for the opportunity. He’s a great coach, it’s a great program.”
On who recruits him from UK the most: “Coach Cal, I hear from him almost everyday.”
On what is important in a school: “I’ve gotta build a real strong relationship with the coach, that’s first off. My family’s gotta love that coach, family’s a big part of it. Just a great atmosphere to be around, great people to be around.”
On UK fans: “I hear they’re crazy…they’re unique fans, there’s no fans like them.”
On visiting Lexington: “I’m probably going to go for the (Big Blue) Madness.”
By now, you probably don’t need a refresher (if so, check out Ally’s in-depth profile), but Mudiay is considered to be the top point guard in the 2014 class by Rivals, and therefore, is one of UK’s biggest targets. Many think the Cats are his favorite, and this video backs that up.
Watch him work at the Pangos All-American camp: