Mustafa Shakur, a smooth 6-3, 170 pound combo/shooting guard from William Penn H.S. in Philadelphia, Penn., enjoyed a fine weekend at the fourth annual Rumble in the Bronx at Fordham University.
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.
Shakur has a pretty jump stroke beyond the three point arc, and is a deadly shooter off the dribble or via the catch. He has a solid handle, although his lack of strength at times hurts him on drives to the basket, where he often loses the ball.
Despite his physical frailties, Shakur showed that he can play some point, and he will use the glass adroitly on drives to avoid congestion in the lane on forays to the basket.
Although he is considered a rising senior, Shakur told the Insiders Report that he may transfer to Friends Central H.S. in Wynnewood, Penn., and be re-classififed as a junior next year. If so, he will do another two years of high school before moving on to college.
Shakur said he has been offered a scholarship by St. Joseph's, and has also seen interest from Temple, Providence, Villanova, Drexel, Siena and Western Kentucky entering the summer.
Shakur plans to attend the adidas ABCD Camp this summer, and then travel the with Gregory Wright's Hunting Park Warriors program out West to the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas and the Best of the Summer Tournament in Los Angeles. He also plans to attend the Nike Global Challenge in Beaverton, Ore, with Hunting Park.
This past season at William Penn, Shakur averaged 18.8 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. He said he has a 2.0 GPA but has yet to take either the SAT or ACT.