Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 8/25/13

Larry Brown is entering into his second season as the head coach of SMU, but it will be his third-year when things get really interesting. According to reports, highly rated recruit Emmanuel Mudiay, considered by some recruiting services to be the top high school point guard in the nation, spurned John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats while opting to play for the Mustangs and Brown. It was rumored that the 6’4″ Mudiay would choose SMU, after he sent out a tweet saying “Sometimes u have to shock the world!” It is really amazing when you think about it. SMU is not known for basketball. At all. Ever. Kentucky, arguably biggest basketball program in existence, who have been able to land just about any and every recruit they’ve desired during the Calipari-era, lost out on a player that some consider the best in recruit in the entire nation. It really is mind-boggling. This is why SMU hired Brown two years ago. They knew that they could not compete with any school in terms of recruiting with their facilities, history or anything else. Brown is the big chip they have. He is the only man to win an NCAA title, and an [...]

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