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In September I wrote about the 16 most followed basketball players on Twitter. I decided to revisit that list and see who had been gaining followers. The leader in September was Shabazz Muhammad, with 84,135 followers. No one else even had 60,000. But Shabazz only gained a little over 3,000 followers during the season, despite using Twitter regularly. Nerlens Noel, who had been in 2nd, gained more than 10 times that number during the season. We'll call that the 'Kentucky Effect'. When your coach has more Twitter followers than every other Division I head coach combined, and one of the 16 most followed players in the country is a Kentucky walk-on, then you know you're at a basketball (and Twitter) crazed school. Of the 16 players I looked at, Shabazz gained the smallest percentage of followers during the season, and I have absolutely no explanation for this. Even Andre Dawkins - who isn't playing - increased his following by almost 6% (to Shabazz's 4%). ...
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Name: Shabazz Muhammad Age: 19 School: UCLA
Height: 6’6 Weight: 225 Projected Position: SG/SF
2012-13 Stats (As of 3/6/13):
18.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.8 spg, 1.7 tpg (30.5 minutes per game)
46.1 FG%, 71.9 FT%, 44.6 3FG%, 55.2 TS%, 51.2 eFG%
29.7 USG%, 9.1 TRB...
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Shabazz Muhammad is having a solid year for himself in his freshman campaign with the UCLA Bruins. He is currently averaging 18 points and five rebounds per game this season and is making a strong case for being the top pick in the NBA Draft next June.
Muhammad likely played his last game Pauley Pavilion on Saturday night during the Bruins’ 74-69 win...
Well we can never say UCLA head coach Ben Howland isn’t honest with himself. After sweeping the season series with a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona last night, Howland confirmed what most already knew, star freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad would definitely be one and done.
“No doubt about it,” Howland said.
According to CBSSports.com, Howland’s honesty about the situation...
UCLA Coach Ben Howland, resigned to freshman Shabazz Muhammad leaving for the NBA after this, his first season of college basketball, would like to see a change in how the NBA handles drafting players.
"I would prefer the kids could go right after high school, but once they are in college, they have to stay three years, or two," Howland said.
The chance of that change...
UCLA freshman sensation Shabazz Muhammad has played his final game at Pauley Pavilion.
Well, at least according to Bruins Coach Ben Howland.
The 6-foot-6 Muhammad is part of a blue-chip freshman class, which includes 6-9 guard Kyle Anderson, on a UCLA team that struggled early in the season but is in the thick of the Pac-12 Conference title race. But the explosive swingman appears...
While it's uncertain where Shabazz Muhammad or some others in UCLA's talented freshman class will play next season, their current focus is on helping the Bruins win their first conference title in five years.
Trying for a fifth consecutive victory Wednesday night, the No. 23 Bruins head to the road looking to continue their dominance of a Washington State squad mired in...
Jordan Adams put a stop to any possible rumors that could spill about his UCLA future. The Bruins freshman says he'll be back for his sophomore season.
He couldn't say the same for his teammates, Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad.
UCLA head coach Ben Howland apologized on Monday for being "too honest" in announcing Muhammad had played his final game at Pauley...
It was February 1993, the last time the UCLA men's basketball team traveled to Pullman, Wash., and came away with anything other than a win.
Freshman Shabazz Muhammad, the Bruins' leading scorer this season, was nine months from being born. Kyle Anderson, a freshman who is UCLA's leading rebounder, was born seven months after that loss.
"Wow," said Jordan...
UCLA got a big win over No. 11 Arizona last night behind the efforts of Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson. But it was a reserve guard named Norman Powell who may have had the game-defining moment.
Powell’s dunk was his only bucket of the game – I’d say he made the most of his contributions.