Mustafa Shakur bounced back after a tough first game at the Southern Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. It's no surprise. But the game Shakur's team loss said alot about Mustafa. He just doesn't like to lose.
Shakur has many schools recruiting him hard. And he is still open in his recruiting process. Though downhearted about his team losing the first game last Friday night, Shakur rebounded to put up two consecutive games of 20 points or more.
"I haven't closed my list off," Shakur told us. "I still am wide open. There are schools I do like a lot. But I am listening to many other schools too."
Shakur, a smooth 6-4, 170 pound combo/shooting guard from Friends Central in Philadelphia, Penn., has consistently mentioned Syracuse and Villanova near the top of his list. But Shakur also states that he likes Connecticut, Arizona, Louisville, Temple, St. Joe's, Seton Hall, Boston College, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia Tech.
Shakur 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. Mustafa averaged 18.8 points, six assists, four rebounds, and two steals last season.
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.