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According to wikipedia, Shabazz Muhammad (born November 13, 1993) is an American basketball player. He is a senior at Bishop Gorman High School and is one of the top rated basketball players in the class of 2012. On this post, I also provide video about Shabazz Muhammad performance in 2012 McDonald’s All American Dunk Contest featuring Shabazz Muhammad, Archie Goodwin, Anthony Benneth, Breanna Stewart, Marcus Smart.
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The Kentucky Wildcats have already cut down the nets in New Orleans, but if Shabazz Muhammad commits, the Wildcats are in position to repeat.
The Wildcats already figure to be returning some quality performers that we didn’t see a lot of, like Jarrod Polson, Sam Malone and Kyle Wiltjer. The Cats have already secured three of the top 50 high school players in the nation.
Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley have already committed to Kentucky. Goodwin and Poythress both competed in the McDonald’s All-American game.
Add the addition of former N.C. State point guard Ryan Harrow and the team only gets stronger.
Also, it is still possible that either Doron Lamb or Marquis Teague could return. Lamb is a bit of a tweener, and Teague—though talented—could still improve.
If just one of them returns with the Wildcats’ current commits, they will be formidable.
Throw into that mix a special talent like Shabazz Muhammad , and the nation can get the ladders ready again.
Shabazz Muhammad is the most refined offensive player I’ve seen coming out of high school in a while. He uses a great combination of off the dribble moves, with above average athleticism and shooting range, to fill it up.
Shabazz Muhammad has a great chance to be college player of the year in 2012—he’s that good. As usual, John Calipari will rebound from one and done players by bringing in a host of others with the same potential.
Shabazz Muhammad will not make his official decision until April 10, but Kentucky is considered one of the front-runners along with Duke and UCLA, per Rivals. It would shock me if Muhammad chose any place other than Lexington.
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Shabazz Muhammad isn’t the only prized recruit set to make their decision near April 10. Dominant defensive big man Nerlens Noel has set his date of declaration for April 11. He also has the Wildcats as a favorite, along with Syracuse and Georgetown (via Rivals).
It seems that the Wildcats, fresh off a national championship have a great shot at grabbing both star recruits.
If, and when this happens. prepare for the Wildcats to be the most talented team in the country again.
Shabazz Muhammad will make his highly anticipated college decision on April 11 at 7:30 pm on ESPNU. Last week, the second-ranked player in the class of 2012 narrowed his list of schools down to UCLA, Kentucky and Duke. Shabazz Muhammad was dominant last week at the McDonald’s All American Game, finishing with 21 points and six rebounds to earn the MVP award.
In what has been one of the most interesting recruitments in recent memory, UCLA and Kentucky are thought to be the two favorites to land the 6-foot-6 swingman. Acclaimed UCLA inside sources still feel confident that Shabazz Muhammad will be in Westwood this fall, while the national sentiment seems to be that he will end up being Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s next one-and-done superstar. Duke has never been perceived as the favorite in Shabazz Muhammad’s recruitment, but has been a persistent player for quite some time. Whatever school he chooses, they will likely become a national title contender as Shabazz Muhammad is expected to be one the best college players from day one next season.Duke fans got a glimpse of future Blue Devil guard Rasheed Sulaimon in the McDonald’s All American Game last week. Sulaimon, who also won the three-point shooting contest, made the most of his opportunity on the biggest stage in high school basketball last Wednesday night netting 18 points, including 4-8 from three-point range. In the closing seconds, Sulaimon converted a critical reverse layup while being fouled to help secure the victory for the West team. Overall, Sulaimon impressed scouts and fans alike with his versatile offensive game, brilliant shooting stroke and defensive prowess. The Houston product will also play in the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoops Summit in the coming weeks.
Duke prospects Amile Jefferson and Tony Parker also had strong showings at the McDonald’s All American Game. Parker finished with ten points and seven boards, while Jefferson scored eight points and grabbed three boards. Both Blue Devil targets should make their college decisions very soon.
Parker has indicated that he is currently favoring UCLA, Duke and Kansas, although he is still very much considering Georgia and Ohio State. The Jayhawks’ chances of landing the 6-foot-9 Georgia big man may have taken a hit when assistant coach Danny Manning, who coached the post players in Lawrence, took the head coaching position at the University of Tulsa last week.
Former Connecticut forward Alex Oriakhi has not released a list of schools that he is considering. North Carolina, however, appears to have strong interest in him given their front court losses Tyler Zeller, John Henson, Harrison Barnes and possibly James Michael McAdoo. The Blue Devil coaching staff has reached out to Oriakhi, but it is still unclear whether Oriakhi has genuine interest in Duke.
As spring rolls on, look for recruiting to heat up on Tobacco Road. The class of 2013 could be one for the ages as the Blue Devils as they are firmly in the mix for prep superstars Jabari Parker and Julius Randle, who are the top two players in the class.
The recruiting contact period kicks off April 5th and goes through April 18th.
Shabazz Muhammad has done all he can to prove he is the nation’s top basketball recruit. His latest feat was scoring a game-high 21 points in the 35th McDonald’s All-American Game, securing MVP bragging rights as he led his West squad to a 106-102 victory.
Next up is the not-so-small task of bringing respect back to the once-mighty Pac-12.
Granted, Shabazz Muhammad is yet to make a decision on what college will get his temporary services before he moves onto his NBA career. Perennial powers Duke and Kentucky will certainly argue the virtues of helping continue their winning tradition.
But what kind of mark can Shabazz Muhammad make on a program that is already seen as elite? He would be just another nameplate in their current basketball powerhouse.
However, should Shabazz Muhammad opt to stay on the west coast, he has the opportunity to claim responsibility for rebuilding a once-mighty UCLA dynasty, and with it change the Hoops fortunes of the Pac-12.
Yes, the mighty on the left coast have fallen. The UCLA Bruins haven’t advanced to the Sweet 16 since their Final Four run in 2008. They have missed the tournament two of the last four years, and sat at home this postseason.
The only bright spot for the conference was advancing two teams to the Final Four of the NIT, capped by Stanford’s commanding win over Minnesota.
Shabazz Muhammad will make a collegiate decision next week. He could opt to travel across the country to play for current power, but he will succumb to the attraction of staying close to home to rebuild a dynasty.
UCLA is poised to be a prominent program next season. They have already secured F Kyle Anderson and G Jordan Adams, while C Tony Parker from Milton High in Georgia is strongly considering the Bruins.
Perhaps all that is keeping Shabazz Muhammad and Parker from joining is a promise from head coach Ben Howland that he is prepared to let the freshman play.
The program has several quality players that will be entering their junior seasons. Led by 6’10” “Twin Tower” forwards Travis and David Wear, this recruiting class could be enough to put UCLA back at the top of the NCAA food-chain.
Shabazz Muhammad made a comment following the McDonald’s All-American Game that reveals a priority: “When you come to any event you want to be known as the best player.”
He’ll have that opportunity in Los Angeles. An improved UCLA program will be a desired recruiting stop for the game’s top talent. As players visit one Pac-12 program, they will inevitably consider the PAC-12 conference as a whole.
The 2011-12 season was one to be quickly forgotten by the Pac-12, but a Shabazz Muhammad decision to stay out west will help the conference regain its street cred.
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