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Mustafa Shakur
Aaron Swetnam
April 21, 2006
 
Strengths: href=/profile//> Shakur href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> University href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Arizona href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> prospects href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> nation. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> McDonald's href=/profile//> All-American href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> EA href=/profile//> Sports href=/profile//> Round href=/profile//> Ball href=/profile//> Classic. href=/profile//> Mustafa href=/profile//> possesses href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> size href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> position. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> size href=/profile//> helps href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> survey href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> distribute href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> break, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tempo href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> prefers. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> quick href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> step. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> above href=/profile//> average href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> attacks href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rim. href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> quickness href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> athletcism href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> passing href=/profile//> lanes href=/profile//> well href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> side href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court.

Weaknesses: href=/profile//> Consistency, href=/profile//> consistency. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> fan href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> U href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fan href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> general, href=/profile//> Shakur href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> maddening. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> obvious href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> dropping href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> donut href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> shining href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Wisconsin href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Villanova. href=/profile//> While href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> possesses href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> height href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> position, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> add href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> weight. href=/profile//> Larger href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Jason href=/profile//> Kidd href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Baron href=/profile//> Davis href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> abuse href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> physically. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> tends href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> hands href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> feet href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> natural href=/profile//> athletic href=/profile//> ability. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> jumpshot href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> shakey href=/profile//> beyond href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> fifteen href=/profile//> feet. href=/profile//>

Competition:While href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> continually href=/profile//> sleep href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Pac href=/profile//> Ten href=/profile//> basketball, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> proved href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tournament href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> consistently href=/profile//> solid. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> nightly href=/profile//> basis, href=/profile//> Shakur href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Jordan href=/profile//> Farmar href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Aaron href=/profile//> Brooks. href=/profile//> Due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> inconsistency, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> difficult href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> range href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> ability. href=/profile//> While href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Villanova, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> poorly href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> UCLA href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> St.Mary's href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> talented.

Outlook:After href=/profile//> seeing href=/profile//> Shakur href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> tournament, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> looked href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> senior href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> actually href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> lived href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> promise. href=/profile//> Hearing href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> declared href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> disappointment href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> work href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> body href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> tests href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> Hopefully href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> returns href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> U href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> produces href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> beginning href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> end. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> happens, href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> stock href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> increase href=/profile//> greatly href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> push href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> firmly href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round. href=/profile//> Right href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> rounder href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> best.
 
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