PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Mustafa Shakur, a smooth 6-4, 170 pound combo/shooting guard from William Penn H.S. in Philadelphia, Penn., told us last night at the Charlie Weber tournament that he was going to wait until the middle of the summer to narrow his list down.
"I got a call last week from Arizona," Shakur said. "I am interested in talking to them and the other programs."
The other programs that Shakur listed were Syracuse, Villanova, Connecticut, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Virginia, North Carolina State, Seton Hall, Temple, and St. Joe's. "I am open still," Shakur said. "I don't think I will be taking any official visits until after the summer."
Shakur was terrific the games RivalsHoops.com watched over the weekend. He has a great step to the basket. It appears he can beat his man off the dribble when he wishes. Shakur has a solid floor game too. He involves his teammates offensively and distributes the ball effectively when he breaks into the paint.
Shakur also has a great personality. He is easy going, polite, and very coachable. "I am going to try to improve every part of my game this summer," Shakur said. "There is always room for improvement."
Shakur played for Hunting Park AAU program. Next week he will play for the Positive Image program at Wayne Simone's tournament in Connecticut. "I don't have a leader right now," Shakur said. "There isn't one school standing out above the rest. So I am going to focus on my play and think about my recruiting as the summer goes on."