Muhammad Not Thinking Recruiting

As the live evaluation period begins, five-star small forward Shabazz Muhammad will be one of the most sought after players in the country. The fourth best player in the 2012 class spoke to The Devil's Den while running with Dream Vision at the Adidas Invitational.

There were numerous coaches in attendance to check out Dream Vision in Indianapolis including coaches from Duke

"It's been a great experience watching all of these coaches (in the stands)," Muhammad said. "I'm just playing hard on both ends."

The lefty has plenty of suitors and the race to land his services is heavy at the moment.

"I have offers from pretty much anywhere I would want to go," Muhammad said. "Kansas, Texas, Arizona State, Louisville, Memphis, Duke, North Carolina; some I haven't named, they just aren't in my head right now."

Although many of the nation's top schools are after Muhammad he is keeping all of his options open going into his junior season.

"No favorites right now, its pretty much wide open," he said of the process. "I'm trying to cut down the list but right now I'm just focusing on basketball."

Among the factors that will play into Shabazz's decision will be coach and style of play.

"I think it's definitely the coach and the style of play," Shabazz stated. "The relationship I have with the coaches. Talking with the coaches on the phone has been a great experience and I'm looking to have a really good relationship with the coach."

Duke may be one of the many on his extensive list, but they are also one of the schools that are on Muhammad the hardest.

"Memphis, Duke, USC, UCLA and North Carolina; they're pretty much all recruiting me hard," Muhammad said.

Muhammad has also been speaking to Duke coaches regularly.

"(I talk to) Coach Wojo. I have talked to Coach K four or five times," Shabazz said. "I've called him and he's a great guy and I would love to play for him."

Muhammad also enjoyed his visit to Duke a couple of months back.

"It's really good. I got a chance to visit their campus and it was really nice and really prestigious, Muhammad said. "It was great. The fans and the atmosphere was great. North Carolina was (in the building) and the fans were wearing all blue. It was nice."

But before he even thinks about college, Muhammad, like Duke, will go into the year as defending champions trying to repeat. Bishop Gorman is the two-time defending state champion in Nevada.

"Hopefully we go for state this year, but next year we're going to try to go for a national (title)," Muhammad said of his high school. "We're going to have a good team coming in so we're going to keep chugging along at it."


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