Emmanuel Mudiay to play in China

Updated: July 22, 2014, 1:27 PM ET
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Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will play in China during the upcoming season, a source told ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman, confirming reports from multiple media outlets.

Mudiay, who had committed to play at SMU over Kentucky and Kansas, will instead sign a one-year deal worth more than $1 million.

"He'll be able to athletically overwhelm other players in China, but the key with him will be socially," a coach who was previously in China told ESPN.com. "That won't be easy."

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