Shakur not resting on his laurels

It's been more than three months since the July summer camps ended and one month to the day since Mustafa Shakur made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Arizona. He has not been sitting at home waiting for his senior season to begin. He's been busy making himself a better basketball player.

Shakur has been working on his game everyday.

"I go to the gym almost everyday," Shakur said. "I work out with coach (Greg) Wright and lift weights. I need to get better."

At 6-3 and 175 pounds, Shakur is no lightweight but he knows the biggest adjustment from high school to the college level is the strength of the players he'll be matched up against.

"I was lifting everyday," Shakur said. "But they told me that wasn't necessary, so I've been lifting three or four days a week. I'm getting stronger, but I still have a long way to go."

Shakur, who averaged 18.8 points and six assists per game as a junior, said his team will begin practice for the upcoming season on Monday, Nov. 11. He said he's excited about the season, but more than anything he said he was anxious to be Wildcat.

"I'm really looking forward to getting (to the UA),", Shakur said. "I can't wait."

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