'13 Intro: Rashad Muhammad

While his older brother may be getting the lion's share of the publicity at the moment, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout Rashad Muhammad is already making a name for himself on national levels with coaches and analysts alike.

Recently Rashad Muhammad and his family were in the Triangle area for the annual Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions event. It provided a chance for the the younger Muhammad to visit two of the schools who appear to have him on their early radar in the class of 2013.

"It was a good thing for me to get out there and see some of the schools I'm looking at. I've watched Duke and North Carolina a lot on TV so it was great to be there and play in those gyms and to see those campuses. "

Not only was Rashad able to take in the sights and sounds of the different programs in the Triangle, he was also able to showcase his skill set for those in attendance. Those skills - of a lead guard who already stands 6-foot-4 - will likely translate into several high major offers.

"I prefer to play the point guard position. I'm more of a pass first guard who can get his teammates involved. As far as systems go I like to run, but can play in the halfcourt as well. It just depends on what the coach wants and what kind of matchup we're in."

Aside from the traditional duties of a point guard, Muhammad has shown the ability to excel in the mid-range game against older players on the AAU circuit. Playing against older players has forced Muhammad to be more crafty and methodical when playing older, bigger, and faster players. Something he believes will help him as he progresses.

"It's good because it forces you to work on things like your ball handing, control, and shooting. You have to be crafty in those situations. It's made me have a high basketball I.Q. Without it I'd have a lot more trouble until I get bigger and stronger. Right now I work out with a trainer and with my dad and brother. We do a lot of core stuff and other lifting exercises"

Regarding college choices and the recruiting process Rashad says he's aware of what is coming and will have a good chance to learn as his older brother navigates his way through.

"It's good to have him doing it first because I can see how to do things and learn from it. I can also see a lot of schools with him. Visiting Duke and North Carolina was a good opportunity and I really liked it a lot. Both schools are places I'm going to be interested in."

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