Shabazz Muhammad

Shabazz Nagee Muhammad (born November 13, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Muhammad went to Bishop Gorman High School, where he was named Mr. Basketball USA and Naismith Prep Player of the Year in his senior year. He was one of the top rated college basketball recruits in the class of 2012. In his only season with UCLA, he earned All-American honors and was named to the all-conference first team in the Pac-12; he also voted Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year .

On April 16, 2013, Muhammad declared he would enter the 2013 NBA draft. While he began his college career projected as a top-three draft pick, his stock fell to being viewed as a back-end lottery pick. Muhammad was drafted 14th overall by the Utah Jazz; afterwards, his draft rights were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with the 21st pick, Gorgui Dieng, in exchange for the ninth pick, Trey Burke. On January 5, 2014, he was assigned to the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. In four games with Iowa, he averaged 24.5 points, shot 57.1% from the field, and had 9.8 rebounds per game. He played in the D-League Showcase, and was named to the All-Showcase Team.

On October 21, 2015, Minnesota exercised his fourth-year team option for the 2016–2017 season.


Career highlights and awards
Second-team All-American – SN (2013)
First-team All-Pac-12 (2013)
Pac-12 co-Freshman of the Year (2013)
Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2012)
Mr. Basketball USA (2012)
Jordan Brand Classic co-MVP (2012)
McDonald’s All-American Game MVP (2012)