Emmanuel Mudiay joined the Guangdong Tigers in the team's Chinese Basketball Association playoff semi-final loss to the Beijing Ducks.
Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay played with the Guangdong Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association in the team's playoff semi-final loss to the Beijing Ducks on Tuesday.
The 18-year-old, who elected to join the Chinese league on an approximately $1.2 million contract instead of playing in college in the United States, scored 15 points on 5-of-14 shooting with eight assists and seven rebounds. The Tigers lost to the Stephon Marbury-led Ducks, 107-105, and did not advance the the CBA finals.
Mudiay had success penetrating against the Ducks defense and creating shots for his Guangdong teammates. The 6-foot-5 guard also committed several turnovers against Beijing, including a backcourt violation in the third quarter. You can see highlights of Mudiay's performance below.
Mudiay sprained his ankle 10 games into his first season with the Tigers. He returned to the team for the first time on Monday, appearing in the third game of a five-game series after Guangdong had fallen to 0-2 against Beijing.
In 11 games with the Tigers, Mudiay has recorded 18.3 points, 5.7 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game with 52.9 percent shooting from the field. The 18-year-old is considered one of the top point guard prospects in this year's NBA draft.