Nation’s #1 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, narrows school choices down to four

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The Nation’s #1 recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, will not be staying at home to play college basketball this fall. Cross UNLV off his list, as the Las Vegas native now has his own set of final four schools left remaining for his services.Two of them will be competing this Final Four weekend as Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, and UCLA remain in the mix.

On the day after he won the high school all-star week’s dunk competition, and on the eve of the McDonald’s All-American game, Muhammad talked about what each one has to offer.

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Future Kentucky Wildcats Goodwin, Poythress dominate McDonald’s All-American game

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Kentucky Wildcats fans have a lot to be excited about in the present, as they’re taking on their hated rival Louisville in the 2012 Final Four, but last night’s McDonald’s All-American Game also might have made UK fans think about the future for a bit.

Usually, you don’t think about next year’s recruiting class until the season is over. However, the way incoming UK freshmen Archie Goodwin and Alex Poythress performed in the exhibition brought thoughts of next year here already.

And perhaps it helped in the recruiting of Muhammad Shabazz? Who’s narrowed his college choices down to four.

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Muhammad Leads West To McDonald’s All-American Game Win

 

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 Sure, the McDonald’s All-American game is an exhibition; the outcome serving as a backstory to the talent on the court. But when the West team’s 25-point lead was cut to four in the final minutes, it became imperative to earn a win.
“We’re talking about the 24 best players in the country, not just 12 (on the West team),” said Gordy Kerkman, head coach of the West. “You really knew, it sort of felt good to be 24 up, but you never feel safe.”

Nation’s #1 recruit Shabazz Muhammad wins dunk contest (photos)

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Shabazz Muhammad has left everybody guessing where he will attend college next season. However, nobody was surprised by his dominating performance in the Sprite Jam Fest Slam Dunk Contest.

Muhammad, rated the nation’s top senior prospect by Scout.com, recorded a perfect score of 70 on each of his four dunks, and won the contest, edging Kentucky Wildcats signee Archie Goodwin, UConn women’s signee Breanna Stewart and uncommitted prospect Anthony Bennett.

Guest post from Chris Emaa, Purple Wildcats.com

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