Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Shabazz Muhammad, the top wing player in the Class of 2012, says he is targeting a college decision sometime after the basketball season ends.
“I don’t think I’m that close at all,” the 6-foot-6 Muhammad out of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman told ESPNU after he was named a McDonald’s All-American.
“I really havne’t been looking at it. Just been working on this season for high school, but when I get down to it it’s going to be really stressful for me. But I’m just going to talk to my family and talk it over with them.”
Asked if he had a timeframe in mind, Muhammad said, “Sometime in April, I think that would be the appropriate time for me after this basketball season to really sit and talk to the coaches and go from there.”
Muhammad is considering UCLA, UNLV, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Arizona.
He has already tripped officially to Kentucky and Texas A&M, and is planning on visiting Duke March 1.
He and his family are still planning dates for official visits to Kansas and Arizona. Muhammad has said he’ll likely take unofficials to UCLA and UNLV.
Kentucky coach John Calipari recently tripped to Las Vegas to watch Muhammad play, and UNLV coach Dave Rice watched Wednesday night as Muhammad put up 38 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in an 86-73 win over Clark High.
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