The Mylvsports.com’s Prep Player of the Week
NAME: Shabazz Muhammad
HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Gorman
THE SKINNY: The 6-foot-6 senior lefthander will begin his senior season as the consensus No. 1 prep basketball prospect for the Class of 2012. He tops the Top 100 list for ESPNU as well as Rivals.com and Scout.com. Muhammad is an explosive slasher known for his powerful finishing dunks. He also has developed a solid outside shot. Both of his parents starred in basketball in college. His father, Ron Holmes, played at USC (1981-85) while his mom, Faye Paige, was a two-sport star at Long Beach State in basketball and track (third in NCAA 400 hurdles as a freshman) and was inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame in 1993. He’s considering UCLA, Kentucky, UNLV, Duke, Kansas, Memphis, Texas A&M and Arizona.
KEY STATS: He averaged 25.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior while earning state Gatorade Player of the Year honors. Has a wingspan of nearly 7-feet.
COACH’S COMMENT: “Shabazz has worked so hard the last few years to improve his game. He is very deserving of the No. 1 player ranking in the country. Now his goal is to help Bishop Gorman win as many games as possible this year.” — Bishop Gorman coach Grant Rice.