Calipari sat at a front-row table in Wheeling, West Virginia to watch Andrew Wiggins and Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay - photo by Andrew Shurtleff
Emmanuel Mudiay – photo by Andrew Shurtleff

used to worry about rankings.  Now, even though he’s almost universally considered as the nation’s best or second-best high school junior point guard, he views seeking the top spot as a trivial pursuit.

“My mom just told me to play for God’s glory, and ever since she told me that, I threw everything out the window, and I just play,” he said. “I don’t worry about rankings no more.”

Playing for God and following the Christian values his mother instilled in him is a key component in the life of Mudiay, the phenom for Dallas’ Prime Prep team, which knocked off -led Huntington Prep 59-46 at the Cancer Research Classic on Friday night.

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