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Shabazz Muhammad Player Profile

Evaluation: Muhammad is an athletic, impact-player who has a great motor and an unbelievable post and mid-range game. Inside the arc, he is nearly impossible to guard since he has a nice mid-range jumper and is a very good slasher. He also has an excellent post-game for a wing player which allows him to score on the low block. However, the thing that slides him into the top spot is his work ethic. Muhammad has an unparalleled hunger to improve his game and he is constantly developing his game. Another great quality about him is the fact that he uses his athleticism and quickness to stay in front of his man and to alter shots effectively. One thing I  expect to see out of him in the future is for him to become a lock down defender. Muhammad needs to work on his perimeter shooting more than anything else and can also improve his ball-handling and his ability to use his right hand (he’s a lefty).

Notes: Committed to UCLA April 11, 2012; Father Ron starred in basketball at USC in the mid-’80s; Mother Faye played basketball at Long Beach State and was an All-American hurdler; Sister Asia plays Tennis professionally

Awards: 2012 Naismith Player of the Year, 2012 Wootten Player of the Year, 2012 McDonald’s All-American, 2012 Jordan Brand Classic participant, 2012 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year, 2011 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year, 2011 All-American Championship Participant

Stats: Senior year- 29.4 points and 10.1 rebounds

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