The move to shooting guard was a bit of a letdown, but Mustafa Shakur made the best of a potentially disappointing situation. After transferring to Friends Central from William Penn High and reclassifying himself as a junior, he was asked to move over to the 2 slot. The move made sense since he joined a team with a returning point guard who stood 5 inches shorter.
"It was a little disappointing at first, but as the games went on, I got used to it."
Shakur averaged 17 points, 5 steals, 5 assists and 7 rebounds for a 22-3 squad. When Rivals Hoops caught up with Shakur this year, we were impressed with his ability to move seamlessly between both guard spots. He can break down his man off of the dribble with ease and nail the jumper. Shakur's 5 steals per game average is a testament to his improved tenacity on defense.
Shakur isn't close to making a college decision at this time. Lately, he has been hearing from a host of schools including NC State, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Seton Hall, Villanova, Temple, St. Joes, UConn, Rutgers, Kansas and more. Shakur asserts that no school has separated itself from the pack, and he will take a closer look as the summer approaches.
Fans looking to see Shakur in action should make plans to stop by Big Time, ABCD and anywhere his Hunting Park Warriors are scheduled to play.