PREPS Preps POTW Steve Guiremand — 27 October 2011
Player of The Week: Shabazz Muhammad

The Mylvsports.com’s Prep Player of the Week

 

NAME: Shabazz Muhammad

HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Gorman

SPORT: Basketball

 

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.

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Steve Guiremand

Steve Guiremand is the editor of Rebel Nation, a UNLV all-sports publication owned by Stephens Media that is printed weekly from August through April. He was born in southern California and graduated from the University of Southern California in 1978. He has covered college and professional sports as well as recruiting for over 30 years for several publications including the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, The National Sports Daily, the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Las Vegas Sun. He moved to Las Vegas in 1998 and has covered UNLV football and basketball as well as the old Las Vegas Stars triple-A baseball team. He’ll blog about UNLV sports and recruiting.

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