Blog says UNLV has legitimate shot at Shabazz

Zagsblog takes a look at where consensus Class of 2012 No. 1 prospect Shabazz Muhammad, who is believed to have Kentucky at or near the top of his crowded list.

But the interesting part of the report is the contention that Muhammad is really and truly considering staying at home and playing for UNLV.

An excerpt:

“I think Shabazz is really considering going [there] because he feels that they’re a great team and everyone else sees that, too,” the UNLV-bound Morant, a 6-foot-8 power forward, told Five Star in the above video. “And they’re ranked in the nation.

“At first he wasn’t thinking about going there because he thought they wouldn’t be that good and he wouldn’t be looked at by [NBA] scouts. So he was mostly considering Kentucky, but now UNLV is in the top three.”

Muhammad is looking at UNLV, UCLA, Arizona, Duke, Kentucky and Kansas, but he is intrigued by the Rebels, especially after they added Pitt transfer Khem Birch, a former McDonald’s All-American.

In UK’s favor, however, is that since coming to Kentucky, John Calipari usually gets his man.

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