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John Wall and Shabazz Muhammad: Texting Buddies

In the world of recruiting, where nearly everything under the sun is evaluated as a potential clue as to what the future holds, this might not be all that bad for Kentucky.  In fact, it sounds like it could be a pretty sweet deal.  The Las Vegas Sun profiled Shabazz Muhammad today and included a note that Muhammad and John Wall text each other every day.  The topics are innocent enough and generally just includes advice about his game and keeping yourself grounded while going through recruiting, but you have to think that having such a powerful former Wildcat in his ear on a regular basis could mean good things for Kentucky.

It’s such a good idea, in fact, that several of the other schools targeting Muhammad are doing the same thing.  According to my sources, these schools also have someone special connected to their program texting him on a regular basis:

UNLV: Former Rebel great Larry Johnson frequently texts Muhammad, but does so in a very odd way.  Sources tell me that Johnson only sends pictures to Muhammads phone and in all of them, he’s wearing a dress and faded sneakers.  Las Vegas authorities are aware of the situation and said no matter how uncomfortable the photos are, they are not considered inappropriate enough to warrant an intervention.

Kansas:  The Pump Brothers text him a few times a week asking if he can get them some tickets.

Arizona:  Former Arizona coach and Tucson legend Lute Olson has been texting Muhammad several times a day, but he only writes, “Marty, what year is it?” or “Meow”.  You have to think this might not help their chances.

UCLA:  Former Bruins star Russell Westbrook has started contacting him more since the NBA lockout began, often asking him if he has an extra shots laying around.  If they’re just going to be wasted, Westbrook would like to take them.

Texas Tech:  Muhammad gets drunk dials from Billy Gillispie, but so does everyone else.  Nothing to see here, folks.

Memphis:  An unnamed Memphis connection has added Muhammad to a CrimeStoppers text alert making him aware of what is going on in the city at any given minute second.

Duke:  Former Blue Devils star Jon Scheyer updates him frequently on the weather in Tel Aviv and reminds him that, if he plays his cards right, he could be joining him one day.  After all, of the last four graduating classes, Coach K has put 4 of the 14 players in the NBA (counting the two that just got drafted).

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a strange new recruiting world we’re living in.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

21 Comments for John Wall and Shabazz Muhammad: Texting Buddies



  1. LeftyFlop23
    3:48 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Funny stuff, Beisner.



  2. Dr. Dick Fitzenbutts
    3:51 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Texas A&M? Edit that Beis.



  3. Don
    3:52 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Notice who else he tweets with…

    phenom15balla shabazz muhammad @
    @DLamb20 I got you when I come down there again haha!!!
    13 Jul



  4. Dr. Dick Fitzenbutts
    3:57 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Good work, Beis. I know we all prefer to think of Billy as still being at A&M and having never spent those two years in Lexington.



  5. Jimmy Dykes Vocabulary
    3:59 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Not to nag, but 3 Pukies got drafted this year.



  6. FakeDrewFranklin
    4:00 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    If this had been done by Lentz I would have told him it was good effort even though he’s not any good. But that simply does not apply here.



  7. SexnNursinHomes
    4:03 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    6- Lentz is a great writer, all of the KSR writers are good. I imagine it’s tough to write something everyday especially during the summer times.

    Hilarious Beis



  8. JEREMY
    4:03 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    ESPN had a story on NBA producing colleges awhile back, and who did they say was the best…..Thats right their fav duke!!! Imagine that! Dont know how they came to that conclusion, and of course they failed to mention that only 4 of the last 14 have made it to the league (including this year!)….Imagine that ESPN shaping a story to make puke sound like the best thing since sliced bread!!!



  9. Scottie Smalls
    4:10 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    3) Creeper



  10. Don
    4:19 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    #9 – hardly

    I looked on his twitter ( I don’t have Facebook or Twitter personally) to see @ John Wall as posted and cam across it.



  11. Matt from Hodgenville
    4:19 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Is a podcast too much to ask?



  12. Soupdog
    4:28 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    How long until the NCAA says this is a Recruiting Violation as a booster (John Wall) contacting a Recruit (Muhammad). Didn’t UNC get in trouble a few years ago for bringing Michael Jordan in to meet recruits? (Not that the NCAA would do anything to UNC).



  13. Dr. Dick Fitzenbutts
    4:36 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    11- http://www.talkradio1080.com/cc-common/podcast.html Took me less than 15 seconds (pun intended) to get that link for you. Is it too much to ask not to be lazy?



  14. FakeDrewFranklin
    4:53 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    @7 I love all the writers on this site. I think they do a wonderful job of bringing us UK news in the most ridiculous fashion. I only get on Lentz because everyone else takes their shots at BTI. I wouldn’t trade this group of writers for anyone. What these guys (and few gals) have accomplished is nothing short of amazing. They have given all of us a way to stay in touch with our favorite school. I, like many others, visit this site multiple times a day hoping for a few minutes of quality entertainment. This site has been a wonderful addition to my daily habits, and I hope that continues for many years to come.



  15. SexnNursinHomes
    5:39 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    14- gotcha man. givin Lentz some hell is fun. hahaha and great post by the way…



  16. Bledsoe's Biceps
    5:53 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Good work Beisner.



  17. tonygreendoesthestankyleg
    7:08 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    I kinda figured Kansas would put Samatha Ryan on the job….



  18. Blueburg
    9:47 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Everybody needs to stop worshipping this Shabbaz. Mitch McGary ought to be all of our focus in this class. McGary is a Kentucky-type player.



  19. Megan
    11:49 am July 23, 2011 Permalink

    It was a good idea for a post, and the execution was fine, but making fun of Lute Olson for having a stroke is not cool. At all.



  20. Jay Bilas
    5:21 pm July 23, 2011 Permalink

    Jon Scheyer also sends him photos of the championship ring.

    I’d be careful, Coach K really likes his “length”



  21. read.
    7:56 pm July 23, 2011 Permalink

    5..he said last 4 graduating classes, kyrie irving was not graduating.