Shabazz Muhammad is quite possibly the most efficient and consistent player in the country regardless of class. He is a big-time scorer, but doesn’t need to have the ball in his hands at all times in order to do so. He is very good three point shooter and is developing his ability to create off the dribble. He has a lethal lefty jump hook that he likes to use on the baseline and is virtually unguardable. He is also a phenomenal offensive rebounder who always seems to come up with the ball in traffic and put it back up for two points. To top it off, Shabazz shows a great attitude and effort level at all times and appears to be a very coachable player. Combine all of this with explosive athleticism and you have one of the elite players in the country.
The chiseled left-hander is potent in the open court where he attacks the rim with a vengeance. In the half court set he is very comfortable utilizing a two-dribble pull up where he gets great elevation. Within 15-feet of the basket he is virtually unstoppable at this level and his competitive nature is contagious. He has a knack for scoring in tight spaces or he just elevates over the defense and his touch is remarkably smooth. Muhammad is a good mid range shooter off the catch and can hit open threes with needed time and space although he is streaky. Although, his jump shot has continued to soften and is now a reliable weapon. Muhammad also has the size and athletic ability to be a multiple position lock down defender.
Muhammad must work to be a more consistent three point shooter and work on his one on one moves especially going to his right. He needs to get better with his right hand (all left-handed), especially at the next level, but he’s a winner and has that desire to be the best. At times he will gamble for steals on defense and pick up cheap fouls.
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