Published August 25, 2013
Larry Brown is already paying dividends at Southern Methodist.
Star high school point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (Prime Prep/Texas) announced his commitment to the Mustangs on Saturday.
Mudiay chose SMU over Kentucky, Kansas, Baylor and Oklahoma State.
"I want to do something different," said Mudiay, who made his decision at the Under Armour Elite 24. "The program is changing under Coach Brown and I really believe in him. When he talks with me it's not only about basketball, it's about life after the game: What are my interests outside the game and how I will be able to take care of myself and my family. My dream is to play in the NBA and I feel he can help prepare."
Brown, who is the only coach to win championships in college and the NBA, guided Southern Methodist to a 15-17 record in his first season last year.