Emmanuel Mudiay didn’t have your average gap year after high school. The 19-year-old spent the year in Southern China after signing a contract last fall to play for the Guangdong Tigers, the Chinese Basketball Association team. Despite an injury that limited him to 12 games for Guangdong, Mudiay is poised to be one of the NBA’s most electrifying rookies and is expected to be chosen early in the first round of the draft. The Players’ Tribune recently got to go inside Mudiay’s pre-draft workouts. This is Draft Life: Emmanuel Mudiay.
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