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Former SMU point guard recruit Emmanuel Mudiay has signed a contract with Under Armour. Mudiay will be spending next season playing overseas in China. 

By SI Wire
September 16, 2014

Former SMU point guard recruit Emmanuel Mudiay has signed a contract with Under Armour, the company announced Tuesday.

In July, Mudiay decided to forgo his offer from SMU in favor of playing overseas. He signed a contract with China's Guangdong.

Mudiay has said he made the decision because he was "tired of seeing my mom struggle" and wanted to provide for her. His one-year contract with Guangdong is reportedly worth $1.2 million dollars. Terms of the Under Armour deal were not disclosed.

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He has denied that eligibility issues were a factor in his decision. The point guard attended attended Prime Prep Academy in Dallas, which faces foreclosure for academic shortcomings

Mudiay​ is a potential top pick in the 2015 NBA draft. 

- Molly Geary

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