Emmanuel Mudiay continued his acclimation into the Chinese Basketball Association with his latest effort as the 6-foot-5 guard registered 22 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in Guangdong’s 127-116 win over Qingdao.
The triple-double is the first of Mudiay’s professional career and the highlights show that he’s athletically superior at his position in that league while also displaying a lot of skill and advanced playmaking ability. The moving cross-court pass to a corner shooter and floater in the lane aren’t easy moves to pull off in full speed like Mudiay is doing.
Mudiay almost registered a triple-double in the second game of his pro career, as he went for 29 points, nine boards, seven assists and four steals earlier this week. Through three career games, Mudiay is averaging 19 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game. The 3.3 turnovers per game and 61 percent free-throw percentage (8-for-13) will have to improve but 42 percent shooting (17-for-40) and 50 percent three-point shooting (5-for-10) are both promising.
It’s unfortunate that the guard can’t be doing these things in college basketball this season, but hopefully his game continues to develop until the NBA Draft next June. It looks like he is off to a solid start in China.
(H/T: One World Sports)