- Scoring machine
- Good 3-point shooter
- Can get to the rim and finish
- Rebounds his position
- 6-11 wingspan
- Still improving on defense
- Defensive rebounding needs to continue to improve
- Not an explosive athlete
- Has to contribute in other ways besides scoring
Muhammad is a lottery pick. He’s young, and he’s a long way from being a finished product, but he’s got an arsenal of offensive skills that will translate to the NBA and earn him a key role as one of his team’s primary scoring options. In order to become an elite player, he’ll have to develop skills that don’t involve scoring.
Muhammad earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors and was chosen the league’s co-freshman of the year (along with Arizona State’s Jahii Carson) after leading UCLA and finishing fourth in the conference in scoring.
17.9 ppg | 5.2 rpg | 0.8 apg | 1.6 tpg | 0.7 spg | 30.8 mpg | .443 FG | .377 3PT | .711 FT
Muhammad ranks second on UCLA’s all-time freshman scoring list behind only Don MacLean (18.6 ppg in 1988-89).
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What Insiders Say
Former UCLA coach Ben Howland
“I think the thing that makes him who he is is how competitive he is. That’s what makes the great ones great. They want to do everything they can to make their team win.”
What Outsiders Say
NBA Eastern Conference executive
"He knows how to score, because of his ability to create space for himself. He's powerful. But I don't think he's as athletic as [Georgetown’s Otto] Porter. I think one of his biggest advantages is he's left handed, but he overpowers people with his size and his strength. He doesn't blow by people and he doesn't jump over people."