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We evaluate a trio of SMU basketball prospects inside!

Emmanuel Mudiay- PG, Prime Prep Academy

Playmaking Ability: Mudiay's biggest strength is his ability to make plays for others. He is a great passer who excels in the open floor where he can be very creative with his decisions. He seems to always make the right play and makes life easy for his teammates. With his combination of athleticism and versatility, Mudiay is nearly impossible to guard when he get his jumper going.

Size: At 6-foot-5, Mudiay has an advantage over almost every point guard in the country. His body is still maturing and filling out, but he already knows how to use his size and speed to get into the lane at will. Mudiay has long arms and quick feet that make him an excellent defender who can cause problems in opponents passing lanes. As he continues to grow, Mudiay could become a shut down defender as well as a lethal option on offense for the Mustangs.

Basketball IQ: Mudiay is a true point guard with a terrific feel for the game and great handles. He knows how to run a team and has a very high IQ. He was blessed with a lot of natural talent but also works incredibly hard and is very competitive. He rarely takes bad shots because he understands he is a much better spot-up shooter than shooter off the dribble.

Side Note: Mudiay's brother Jean-Michael Mudiay transferred from Western Texas Junior College and will join the Mustangs basketball team this season. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior shooting guard averaged 3.5 points and 3.4 rebounds last year.

Offers: SMU, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Louisville, N.C. State, St. Johns, Texas and more.

Measureables: 6-5, 190 lbs

Ranking: A five-star in the class of 2014 and No. 1 rated point guard.

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Adonis Delarosa- C, Christ The King (NY)

Post Play: Delarosa does a great job of using his wide-frame to bully defenders in the post. He scores with a soft touch and great hands while playing on the block and with his back to the basket. Delarosa was the focal point of his AAU team, the NY Lighting, offense and defense at times last season and mastered how to deal with a double-team in the post. As he continues to work on his dribble and develop his game, Delarosa will be a handful for defenders to deal with when he gains position down low.

Size: At 6-foot-10, 250 pounds, Delarosa is one of the biggest centers in his class. He is almost impossible to move once he gains position in the lane but is still surprisingly quick on his feet for his size. Delarosa eats up a lot of space in the paint, which makes him have a big impact on both ends of the floor. He is not a great athlete, but he has learned how to use his size as an asset and build his entire game around it.

Defense: Delarosa's size alone makes him have an impact on the defensive end of the floor. But his lack of conditioning at times has hurt his ability to keep up with the pace of games. He continues to work on his weight and improve on his ability to change ends more quickly and consistently. But Delarosa is a good rebounder and shot blocker because he's great at carving out his spot in the lane and punishing smaller opponents on defense.

Side Note: Delarosa has said he is waiting until he gets his SAT scores back in October before he starts taking visits and narrowing down his college choices.

Offers: SMU, Florida State, Saint Johns, Georgetown, Providence, Hofstra, Dayton, Stanford, Arkansas, VCU, Xavier, Maryland, Missouri, Notre Dame, Drexel, Seton Hall, and Fordham.

Measureables: 6-10, 250

Ranking: A three-star in the class of 2014.

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Delarosa surprisingly does not have one, but you can watch him in action below:



Cameron McGriff- SF, South Grand Prairie (2016)

Athleticism: McGriff is a freak athlete for his age. He uses his speed and versatility to make plays and throw down nasty dunks in the open floor. He is also dangerous in transition and when driving to the basket because of his ability to finish over people. With his skill set, McGriff is capable of becoming an excellent defender. He is very quick on his feet and enjoys competing on the defensive end more than most players his age.

Size: McGriff is the prototypical small forward. He can score from inside the paint and out on the perimeter and loves to use his size to dominate on the glass. He needs to add more muscle but already has a good frame that he will continue to grow into. McGriff only recently transitioned to the wing after playing in the post for most of his career. This makes him dangerous from anywhere on the floor and a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses to plan for.

Shooting: McGriff is a great shooter who can knock down jumpers from all distances. Along with his great touch around the basket, McGriff has the ability to take defenders outside and hurt them. He has range out to the three-point line, but is especially dangerous when he goes to his pull up jumper. He already has great form on his shot and has worked to improve his technique even more.

Side Note: McGriff averaged six points, five rebounds, and a block last season for the Dallas Defenders. He also scored 16 points vs. five-star Prime Prep prospects Terrance Ferguson in the Pangos Freshman & Sophomore Camp presented by Ballislife last fall.

Offers: SMU and Houston.

Measurables: 6-6, 190

Ranking: 2016 prospect has not been rated yet.

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