UCLA Men's Basketball BIO
Shabazz Muhammad
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Shabazz Muhammad 1263584
Position: Guard/Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Bishop Gorman HS
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Played in 32 games, making 30 starts ... led UCLA with 17.9 points per game and averaged 5.2 rebounds per game ... averaged 30.8 minutes per game ... ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring (17.9 ppg) ... earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors and was named Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year, along with Arizona State's Jahii Carson ... was a first-team NABC All-District 20 selection ... earned second-team All-America honors from The Sporting News ... was a USBWA Freshman All-America selection (U.S. Basketball Writers' Association) ... one of 21 players named to the 2013 Lute Olson All-America Team (only Pac-12 player selected to the team), as announced by CollegeInsider.com ... was one of eight finalists for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award (presented to the nation's top freshman by the USBWA) ... scored at least 20 points in 14 games, helping lead UCLA to a 12-2 record in those contests ... scored in double figures in 31 of 32 games - scored in double figures in his first 12 games (had six points at Utah on Jan. 10, snapping the streak) ... finished the season with three double-doubles (Nov. 25 vs. Cal Poly, Jan. 5 vs. Stanford, Feb. 14 at California) ... was named the Oscar Robertson Player of the Week (Dec. 24-30) after scoring a team-leading 27 points in UCLA's 97-94 overtime win against then-No. 7 Missouri (Dec. 28) ... also secured Pac-12 Player of the Week honors the week of Dec. 24-30 ... ranks second on UCLA's all-time freshman scoring list (17.9 ppg), trailing Don MacLean's average of 18.6 ppg in 1988-89 ... ranks ninth on the Pac-12 all-time freshman scoring list (17.9 ppg) ... averaged 13.7 ppg and 7.0 rpg in UCLA's three Pac-12 Tournament games ... scored 21 points, connecting on 8-of-17 field goals, in UCLA's regular-season finale at Washington, a 61-54 conference title-clinching win (March 9) ... finished with a game-high 18 points in UCLA's 74-69 victory at home against Arizona (March 2) ... scored a game-high 25 points in UCLA's 88-80 win at Stanford (Feb. 16) ... at Stanford, converted a "four-point" play with 1:52 to play, pushing UCLA's lead from four to eight points (79-71) ... scored a game-high 22 points in UCLA's 59-57 win at home against Washington (Feb. 7) ... led UCLA with 22 points while sick with the flu in a 75-71 overtime loss to USC (Jan. 30) ... scored a team-leading 23 points in UCLA's 84-73 win at No. 6 Arizona (Jan. 24), shooting 8-of-16 from the field ... scored a game-high 21 points in UCLA's 74-64 win over Oregon State (Jan. 17) ... led UCLA with 23 points and 10 rebounds in a victory against Stanford (Jan. 5), posting his second double-double of the year ... Muhammad (21 pts) and classmate Jordan Adams (24 pts) became the first duo of UCLA freshmen to score at least 20 points in one game in school history (Dec. 18 against Long Beach State) ... four days later against Fresno State (Dec. 22), Muhammad, Adams and Kyle Anderson became the first freshman trio at UCLA to have each scored 20 points or more in one game ... against Fresno State, scored a season-high 27 points, connecting on 11 of 19 shots ... first UCLA player to have opened his career with 12 consecutive double-digit efforts since Kevin Love (2007-08) ... scored 25 points in UCLA's 95-53 win over Prairie View A&M (Dec. 15) ... scored a team-leading 21 points in UCLA's 60-56 win against Georgia (Nov. 20) ... tallied 15 points against Georgetown (Nov. 19) in his collegiate debut in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... had his eligibility certified by the NCAA on Nov. 16 (missed UCLA's first three games).

High School
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, Nev.) under head coach Grant Rice ... led all high school seniors in scoring with a 29.4 ppg average ... also recorded 10.1 rpg and 2.4 apt as a senior (2011-12), leading Bishop Gorman to a 28-4 record and the 2012 Nevada 4A State Championship ... scored a game-high 36 points in the Nevada 4A State title game as a senior ... named the 2012 Naismith Boy's High School Player of the Year ... selected by the McDonald's All-America committee as the 2012 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year ... named Most Valuable Player of the 2012 McDonald's All-American Game (March 28, 2012), leading the West team to a 106-102 victory over the East team ... scored a game-high 21 points in 22 minutes in that contest ... won the Powerade Jam Fest dunk contest and played for the West in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic (April 14, 2012) in Charlotte, N.C. ... selected to the 2012 Parade Magazine All-America Team, along with UCLA classmates Kyle Anderson and Tony Parker ... named the 2011 and 2012 Gatorade State Player of the Year in Nevada ... honored as the 2012 Las Vegas Review-Journal's Class 4A Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... helped Bishop Gorman capture three Nevada 4A state titles (2009, 2010, 2012) while becoming the program's all-time leading scorer ... as a senior, scored 40-plus points four times and 30 or more points 10 times ... as a junior (2011-12), averaged 25.1 ppg and 7.7 rpg to lead Bishop Gorman to a state semifinal appearance ... was ranked the No. 1 player in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 2 by ESPN.com and Scout.com ... was ranked the No. 1 small forward in the country by ESPN.com and Scout.com, while Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 1 shooting guard.

USA Basketball
Scored a record-setting 35 points for USA Basketball in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit, where the USA Junior National Select Team lost to the World Select Team, 84-75, on April 7, 2012, in Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden) ... also tied the U.S. record for field goals made (12) and established a new high for field goals attempted (19) ... trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, the USA fought back to take a 75-74 lead with 3:20 remaining in the game before the International squad closed on a 10-0 scoring run to capture its fourth win in the 15-game history of the event.

Full name: Shabazz Naige Muhammad ... born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Nov. 13, 1992 ... parents are Ronald and Faye Muhammad ... has one older sister, Asia, and one younger brother, Rashad ... father, Ronald, played college basketball for the University of Southern California from 1981-85 ... sister, Asia, is a professional tennis player ... undeclared major.

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