Mustafa Shakur, a smooth 6-3, 170 pound junior combo/shooting guard from William Penn H.S. in Philadelphia, Penn., competed at this past weekend's Connecticut Select tournament.
Early on in the recruiting process Syracuse, Villanova, Virginia, Temple and St. Joe's have sent members of their coaching staffs to watch Shakur work out.
Shakur is a slinky combo guard who has seen his recruitment pick up steam over the past few months. Shakur is a very skilled ball-handler who is very quick off the dribble. He is a player who can competently man either guard spot, a legitimate combo guard who wields both playmaking skills and a reliable jumper.
Shakur impressed Rivals Hoops in June at the Rumble in the Bronx with his quickness and elusiveness, handling both guard spots with aplomb. Shakur has a slight frame, but still excels at breaking down defenders off the dribble and finding the hoop. Shakur is a pest defensively, often poking the ball
loose with his quick hands.
The Philadelphia native plays with a real mean streak; he means business on
the floor. As Shakur's meteoric rise continues, expect more high profile schools to hop on board for this tough Philly guard. "I'll probably start narrowing schools down this summer."
Though he get much less ink than 6-5 Philly Elite shooting guard and Florida bound teammate Matt Walsh, Shakur demonstrated why he is likely to take a ride up the depth chart on many recruiting lists this summer.
This past season at William Penn, Shakur averaged 18.8 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals per game.