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Emmanuel Mudiay
Emmanuel Mudiay
Position: G
Born: 03/05/96
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $3,102,240
Being given so much responsibility at age 19 is hardly intimidating for Mudiay, whose personal journey has forced him to mature at a faster rate than most of his peers. His family escaped the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly Zaire, when it was in the midst of a bloody civil war. Mudiay was very young at the time his family fled to Dallas but he still has vivid, horrific memories of his country. “It was tough. There are some things you don’t forget growing up. Seeing your momma struggle. Dead bodies, gun shots, stuff like that,” Mudiay said. “It’s made me who I am today, mentally, physically. All that.”
via Washington Post
Considered one of the draft’s three best prospects when he left for China, Mudiay is amused that his stock plummeted mostly because he had become a forgotten man. But he has no regrets about his decision and plans to use the draft night slights as motivation against the six teams that passed on him. “It’s going to stay with me my whole career but I’m not mad at it,” Mudiay said, adding that he will need more than a snub to have success in the NBA. “There’s 30 teams in the NBA, 29 of them, I’ve got to go against. So I got to try to be much prepared as I can and do what I need to do to get my team to be in a great position to win.”
via Washington Post