Mustafa Shakur, a smooth 6-4, 170 pound combo/shooting guard from William Penn H.S. in Philadelphia, Penn., has already taken unofficial visits to Villanova, Temple, and Syracuse.
Shakur, when we last watched him play in person, competed at this past weekend's Connecticut Select tournament. Shakur played for Positive Image AAU program. Mustafa averaged 18.8 points, six assists, four rebounds, and two steals last season. Early on in the process Syracuse, Villanova, Virginia, Temple and St. Joe's have been mentioned as among the most serious schools.
Shakur, who was re-classified as a junior this year, 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.