The time has finally arrived to separate all the rumors from the facts. Mustafa Shakur is set to announce his decision today, and according to Coach Wright, it has been a tough road for Shakur to travel. "It has been a tough decision for Mustafa. Both schools have so many positives that it has made his choice a tough one." said Wright.
When you are the number one point guard prospect in the nation, you are given tough choices by college recruiters. NC State and Arizona both bring some great selling points to the table. The battle has been so close through the summer, in-home visits and official visits, that it was a near draw as late as Sunday. Coach Wright explained "We talked Sunday night and Mustafa told us it was so close, that it was still difficult to decide."
If the recruiting war turned, perhaps it was on Monday. "We talked again on Monday, and he told us that one team had the edge. But, with it being so close, he could of had a dream last night or he could change his mind at school today. We will just have to see" said Wright.
Coach Wright has advised Mustafa to let the coaches know before the press conference. "I have talked to him about letting the coaches know before he announces. It is the right thing to do. If he decides during school, I think he will call them from there."
One rumor that has turned into fact is that there will be a press conference at Hunting Park at 7:00. TSW will have post announcement coverage.