UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad Named USBWA Freshman All-American

March 13, 2013

USBWA's Website Press Release

ST. LOUIS - UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad has secured USBWA Freshman All-America Team honors, as announced by the U.S. Basketball Writers' Association (USBWA) on Wednesday.

Muhammad joins Anthony Bennett (UNLV), Ben McLemore (Kansas), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) and Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) on the five-man Freshman All-America Team.

Smart was honored as the 2013 Wayman Tisdale Award selection (USBWA Freshman of the Year).

Muhammad, a 6-foot-6 guard/forward from Las Vegas, ranked third among Pac-12 players in scoring with 18.3 ppg. He earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors and Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year acclaim on Monday and was named a USBWA All-District IX honoree on Tuesday.

Muhammad has scored in double figures in 27 of 28 games played. He ranks third in the Pac-12 in three-point field goal percentage (41.7 pct, 40-96) and has averaged 5.1 rpg this season.

UCLA will face either Arizona State or Stanford in a quarterfinal game at the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday afternoon. Game time is 12 p.m. (PT) at MGM Grand Garden Arena is Las Vegas.

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Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 78 - 65
Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
L, 73 - 75
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 53
Thursday, Feb 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 63 - 75
Saturday, Feb 27
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 70 - 79
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 76
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 82 - 86
Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
L, 71 - 95