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Shabazz Muhammad

Freshman SG (UCLA)- 6'6" 223 lbs. DOB: 11/13/1993


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2011-2012 Season (HS): 20 games, 29.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists
2012-2013 Season (Fr):  5 games, 16 points, 5.6 rebounds, .8 assists,  2.4 turnovers, .6 steals, 46.6/73.3/44.4%

July 12, 2012
Muhammad is the complete package. He has the mentality of a superstar and the game to back it up. Shabazz is a smooth lefty with good size and athleticism who can score in a variety of ways. Along with fellow freshman Kyle Anderson and returner Josh Smith, Muhammad and the Bruins will be looking forward to a successful season and a late run in March. If he can transition smoothly into the college game, he'll have a shot at the Pac-12 Player of the Year and potentially the top pick. There is really no comparison for Muhammad at the NBA level, but his ceiling is the second best shooting guard in the league behind Kobe Bryant.

December 2, 2012
Shabazz missed the Bruins' first three games, all wins. Since then UCLA has gone cold, losing 3 of 5. Muhammad has scored well, but he's doing very little else. He's only averaging 1.16 assists per 40 minutes. At that rate, if he plays every minute for the rest of the season, he'll register 31 assists all year. 31 wouldn't put him in the top 100 nationally if everyone else's season ended today. Not great for a guy with as much usage as Shabazz. With that said, I have no doubt that he'll get it figured out. His scoring (16 ppg) has been good and he's been reasonably efficient, but he has some work to do before someone will think about drafting him #1.
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