CHICAGO – It was a night of mixed results for Las Vegas basketball fans at Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center.
The good news was that 6-foot-5 Bishop Gorman swingman Shabazz Muhammad, rated the nation’s top prospect by some scouting services, scored 21 points and earned MVP honors while helping lead the West team to a 106-102 victory over the East.
The bad news? Muhammad, who had been considering UNLV as his future college landing spot, trimmed his list of potential schools to three and the Runnin’ Rebels were not one of them.
Muhammad announced that he is now down to UCLA, long considered the frontrunner after close friend and fellow McDonald’s All-American Kyle Anderson signed with the Bruins last fall, Kentucky and Duke.
Muhammad, who is scheduled to announce his final choice on April 11, also eliminated Kansas off his final list.
Muhammad also won the McDonald’s slam dunk contest earlier in the week. Check out the video below for highlights from that event which also included Findlay Prep forward and UNLV recruit Anthony Bennett.