It was thought by many that Mustafa Shakur, a smooth 6-4, 170 pound combo/shooting guard from Friends Central in Philadelphia, Penn., would not make a decision until the middle of the Fall. But now Shakur feels confident he might be ready to have a decision after the summer AAU sessions.
"I have not yet set up any visits," Shakur said. "But I want to be able to take visits to schools I normally would not be able to take."
Shakur said: "Syracuse, North Carolina State, Connecticut and Arizona are the schools I might want to take a look at. I have already taken unofficial visits to Villanova, Temple and St. Joe's."
Shakur told us tonight that Seton Hall, Temple and St. Joe's are not on his serious list right now. Shakur also mentioned serious interest in Villanova, Boston College, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia Tech. Shakur mentioned that his best visit so far has been to Villanova, a school that has to be considered among this top three or four schools. "I enjoyed my trip there," Shakur said. "On my Syracuse trip I also liked that one too. But I didn't get a chance to see it all. So I would like to take another trip there."
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.
Shakur also has a great personality. He is easy going, polite, and very coachable. 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.