News: Emmanuel Mudiay (Arlington, Texas/Prime Prep) cuts his list to five
In: Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, SMU
Out: Arizona, Louisville, North Carolina State, St. John's, Texas
Real Story: There's no real surprise in his final five. These are the schools that had recruited him the hardest throughout the summer. Moving forward, Kentucky and SMU appear to be the favorites, and both are willing to wait it out to get him. As for those who are out, Louisville in particular, backed off Mudiay as much as he backed off them when they made a strategic decision to target JaQuan Lyle.
Bottom Line: Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma State aren't giving up, but they know the time and the score, and they won't be able to turn down commitments from other top point guards. Ultimately, Mudiay likely will pick between Kentucky and SMU.
Adam Finkelstein | ESPN
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