Please come to Kentucky.
In case you still can’t comprehend Shabazz Muhammad’s greatness, Paul Biancardi of ESPN broke down all the ways Shabazz can put the ball in the basket. Biancardi says the Bishop Gorman senior can give it to you seven different ways, including the dribble-drive offense — which is exactly why Shabazz needs to come to Kentucky.
It’s an ESPN Insider article so you won’t be able to read the whole thing without a subscription, but I copied as much as I could without completely jacking the guy’s article.
Here are the seven ways he scores, plus an excerpt on a couple of them:
– Transition Game
– Dribble Drive
When the game settles down into a half-court set, Muhammad is at his best attacking the rim. From a triple-threat position, Muhammad — who is left-handed — takes a short jab step, lowers his shoulder, pushes the ball out in front with a burst of speed, uses good body control if defenders try to step in his way and then finishes at the rim with authority. However, he will need to develop his right hand in order to continue his scoring prowess in the future because at the next level, defenders will simply force him to go right.
– Post-up game
– Second-chance points
– Open jumpers
– Drop off passes
Off his teammates’ dribble penetration, Muhammad often receives drop-off passes near the basket. Once he gets it, he quickly powers the ball to the rim and enhances his probability of scoring a conventional three-point play.
– Free throws
Go read the rest if you have an ESPN Insider subscription.
If you don’t have one, just hang on until next fall and, hopefully, you’ll be Shabazz do all this in person.