Shabazz Muhammad is a special basketball player. While not overly gifted in terms of athleticism, the senior out of Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada is arguably the best high school prospect in nearly a decade. Seemingly every program in the country has tried to land a commitment from the 6'6 guard and it appears Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, UCLA and UNLV are the five with the best chance to land him.
Even with his senior season winding down and the spring signing period right around the corner, Muhammad has continually kept things quiet with his recruitment. Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports has the latest update.
Everyone wants to know where Shabazz Muhammad will play his college basketball next season. As the consensus top prospect in the class of 2012, his decision has the attention of fans, casual observers, recruitniks, coaches - everyone.
Muhammad's classmates at Bishop Gorman (Nev.) are no different.
"Probably 10 times a day in school," Muhammad said last week when asked how often he hears the question. "Everyone wants to know. I don't mind it. I just say I don't know yet.
"I'm still looking at all my schools."
And while Shabazz continues to keep an open mind, do not expect a final decision any time soon.
He's taken his time throughout the process, only taking official visits to Kentucky and Texas A&M so far. He won't make a decision until he's taken all five of his officials.
"Probably when I'm done with my visits," Muhammad said. "I have three more officials, and I'm definitely going to take them. I'll have them scheduled in a month or so."
For now, he said he's looking at Duke, Kansas and Arizona for the remaining visits. Because they're so close to home, UCLA and UNLV likely won't receive official visits.
"It's worthwhile to go to a farther school for an official, since they're paying," Muhammad said.
Hey, if you're the No. 1 prospect in the nation, why not take full advantage of the schools begging you to join their program? I don't know about him, but I'd be giving Hawaii and Miami a call to see if they had any interest.
Unofficial Visit Lined Up:
Muhammad will be unofficially visiting the University of Arizona on Saturday, January 28, as they host the Washington Huskies, according to a tweet from PointGuardU. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN, with the College GameDay crew in attendance. A raucous atmosphere is expected at McKale Center and the athletic department has called for a "White Out" of the arena.
For more on the Wildcats, head on over to AZ Desert Swarm.