Muhammad discusses UK visit and timetable

Shabazz Muhammad talked to Scout.com about his Kentucky visit and his timetable for his college choice.

Shabazz Muhammad took his second official visit this past weekend.

This time around the No. 1 prospect in the 2012 class took a trip to Lexington for Kentucky's Big Blue Madness.

"It was great," Muhammad said. "I loved it. I got to hang out with the players and I got to talk to coach Cal a lot. I really enjoyed my time there."

"It's crazy," he said of Big Blue Madness. "The fans there are great. Their fan base is really supportive and their guys had a lot of fun and I had a lot of fun watching them. I really enjoyed myself."

Muhammad said his favorite part of the trip was hearing John Calipari talk about the dribble drive offense then watching it in action during practice.

"I think what I liked most was what Cal said about them being a running team," Muhammad said. "He said they are going to get the ball up fast. He was telling the truth because I saw in practice what they were doing with the dribble drive."

"They were just penetrating and kicking and penetrating and kicking," he added. "It's a great offense for guys that attack and slashers."

According to Muhammad, Calipari laid out the dribble drive and showed him how he would fit into the offense.

"He said I would do well in the dribble drive from the wing and penetrate," Muhammad said. "He said the dribble drive is really good for guys that can slash and penetrate to the basket. I think it's a good offense and I think it's an offense that can fit me."

To go with Kentucky, Muhammad also has Texas A&M, UCLA, Arizona, Duke, Kansas and UNLV on his list. Has any school jumped out as a favorite?

"I'm not starting to develop favorites," he said. "I just think some schools have stopped keeping in contact, so the schools on me list are the ones keeping in contact and the ones that I really like now."

Muhammad, who has also taken an official visit to Texas A&M, doesn't plan to make his college decision during the November period.

"No I don't think I'll make it in the early signing period only because of the officials that I'm going to be taking," he said. "I'm probably going to be taking all of my officials, so I think it'll be past the early signing period."

"I've thought about a timetable," he said. "I'm just taking it slow and taking my officials and seeing how the campuses are and talking to the coaches and see how I'd fit in their systems."

At this point, Muhammad hasn't determined which three schools will get his final official visits.

"Not yet, but I'm going to have some," he said about his official visits. "I just don't have any dates at this time."


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