College basketball’s incoming stars have been a bit more conservative about making the one-and-done jump to the NBA lately, with even John Calipari retaining some of his stud freshmen. Still, the top recruits of the 2014 class are all hoping they’ll explode onto the scene the way Jabari Parker did, with every fan and analyst assuming their first year in school will be their last.
One young standout with a chance to make that kind of splash is SMU point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. With his 6’5” frame and explosive scoring punch, Larry Brown’s prize recruit will have scouts (and hapless defenders) trailing after him all season long.
Read on for more on Mudiay’s likely decision, along with predictions for whether or not the rest of the nation’s elite frosh (per our latest rankings) will jump to the pros after 2014-15.