Emmanuel Kabeya Mudiay was born on March 5,1996 and is a Congolese-American professional basketball player for the Iowa Wolves of the NBA G League.
19 Facts About Emmanuel Mudiay
Emmanuel Mudiay played high school basketball for Grace Preparatory Academy and Prime Prep Academy in Texas, where he gained much of the media's attention.
Emmanuel Mudiay committed to play for the SMU Mustangs men's basketball team on August 24,2013, but later made the decision to forgo college and joined the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China.
Emmanuel Mudiay's father died when he was a toddler, and the family was tremendously troubled by the Second Congo War.
Emmanuel Mudiay lived under the constant threat of the instability in the region, while his mother grew only enough coffee and vegetables to support their needs.
Emmanuel Mudiay transferred to Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, Texas, with head coach Ray Forsett for his final seasons in high school.
Emmanuel Mudiay was touted as a possible number one pick in the 2015 NBA draft.
Emmanuel Mudiay committed to play for the SMU Mustangs men's basketball team on August 24,2013, because of the prospect of being coached by Larry Brown, who previously won an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons.
Emmanuel Mudiay selected the school over other possibilities with the likes of Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, and Kentucky.
On July 22,2014, Emmanuel Mudiay signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Emmanuel Mudiay managed just 10 regular season games for Guangdong, only returning to action for the team on March 1,2015, in Game 3 of their semi-final series against the Beijing Ducks.
In 12 total games, Emmanuel Mudiay averaged 18.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.
On June 25,2015, Emmanuel Mudiay was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.
Emmanuel Mudiay played with the Nuggets in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he was named to the All-NBA Summer League second team.
On February 8,2018, Emmanuel Mudiay was acquired by the New York Knicks in exchange for Doug McDermott and a second-round pick, as part of a three-team trade with the Nuggets and the Dallas Mavericks.
Emmanuel Mudiay missed the final two games of the season because of a sore left shoulder.
On July 20,2019, Emmanuel Mudiay signed with the Utah Jazz.
On December 22,2021, Emmanuel Mudiay signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.
On November 2,2022, Emmanuel Mudiay was named to the opening night roster for the Iowa Wolves.