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Seven Ways To Score, Choose One

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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Seven Ways To Score, Choose One

  1. Gilchrist on D
    10:34 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    He will.

  2. UKFanInCincy
    10:37 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    OMG BLUE and WHITE is our school color!!! Oh wrong post….

  3. Maxwell
    10:44 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz NEEDS Kentucky (and we kinda need him too!).

  4. Gilchrist on D
    10:54 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    Kind of concerned about KU sneaking in and stealing Bazz.. His dad saying “we would definitely consider moving our whole family to Lawrence,” is a big statement to make.

  5. uk3k
    10:58 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    are those not seven ways anyone playing basketball can score?

  6. wilDCat
    11:02 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    5 – Not anyone who plays basketball is capable of scoring each of those ways. Shabazz is.

  7. Don
    11:35 am January 26, 2012 Permalink

    He was “Wall-esque” quality to me for some reason…

  8. Don
    11:36 am January 26, 2012 Permalink


  9. Lonnieb
    1:56 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    I really hope that shabazz watched unlv barely beat BOiSE St in hoops not football. Only Billy G could of had us in competitive games with Boise….. It’s a whole different superstar level than out west here, I hope he makes the best career decision

  10. Jones On D
    8:04 pm January 26, 2012 Permalink

    I think shabazz should definitely come to Kentucky! With his kind of skill and if wiltjer stays we would be killin the offensive end fo sure!!!!!!! So please come to Kentucky shabazz!!!!!!!!!