Found June 17, 2013 on Thacover2:
The 2013 NBA Draft is s little over two weeks away now, and with no clear-cut #1 pick, the rumor mill and guessing should heat up in the next week or so. Former UCLA forward Shabazz Muhammad thinks highly of his skills, and is using the perceived disrespect of his game as fuel for the coming weeks. Muhammad spoke with USA Today this week, and besides wanting to be the #1 pick, he thinks his game is vastly underrated. “It motivates me a lot,” he says of the criticism he took last season. “Looking at it, I know what I’m capable of doing. The criticism is something that I have to deal with being the player that I am.” “I think I really had an underrated season,” Muhammad says. “I think, to be honest, I had a really good season. As a freshman, too. But, like I said, all the hype and all that other stuff gets to you. I thought we should have won more games, but I thought I did really well. I helped my team win a Pac-12 championship, and in the end that’s what it’s all about: winning.” Muham
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