Emmanuel Mudiay's season in the Chinese Basketball Association is over. 

The Guangdong Southern Tigers were eliminated in the CBA playoffs Tuesday by the Beijing Ducks, 107-105 in overtime. Led by NBA journeyman Stephon Marbury, the Ducks closed out a 3-1 series victory that punched their ticket back to the CBA Finals. Mudiay finished with 15 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and six turnovers.

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Mudiay will now return to the United States to prepare for the NBA Draft, where he is expected to be a top five pick alongside Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell. Mudiay was the No. 2 recruit in the 2014 class, according to

The 6-5 point guard committed to SMU last year to play for Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, but opted to pursue a professional career overseas when he was presented the opportunity. He signed a one-year contract worth $1 million.

After appearing in the Southern Tigers' first 10 games of the season, Mudiay was sidelined from December through February with a sprained ankle. Due to the CBA rules, which only allow two import players on a given roster, Mudiay was inactive for the remainder of the regular season once he was replaced by NBA veteran Will Bynum.

Mudiay made an unexpected return to the lineup for Game 3 of the CBA semifinals with his team facing elimination in the best-of-five series. He managed to help keep the Southern Tigers' season alive by tallying 24 points and eight rebounds, but they went out after a big performance from Marbury in Game 4.

Mudiay finished the season with averages

of 18 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists. He shot 51.4 percent from the floor and 34.2 percent from 3-point range. 

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