Don't rush Joaquin Buckley. Malcolm X Shabazz High School is ranked 357-409th within New Jersey.


DaJuan Coleman (Jamesville-DeWitt, DeWitt, N.Y.) 17 pts. Each panelist lists the top seven candidates regardless of class.

Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell (Park Tudor, Indianapolis) 4 pts. Stay tuned to to track the progress of the top individual players. He was named a first team ESPNHS All-American, but wasn't seriously considered for national player of the year. By fall, Muhammad's talent and unmatched work ethic vaulted him to the top of the ESPNU 100 as the top prospect in the class of 2012 .


Amile Jefferson (Friends' Central, Wynnewood, Pa.) 10 pts. Player Rankings Player Rankings; (1)

Shabazz Muhammad lives up to No. Muhammad tallied 93 points, 16 points in front of second place finisher Jabari Parker, a 6-foot-8 junior forward out of preseason POWERADE FAB 50 No.

ESPNHS' panel of 10 experts, which includes five McDonald's All-American selection committee members, casts its vote each week for the top national player of the year candidates. It's just up to me to produce now. It’s fair to say Shabazz Muhammad didn’t have the NBA career expected of him.

Despite nursing a sore ankle in that state semifinal contest, the 6-foot-6 wing made no excuses -- he used the motivation created by that stunning loss to work on his game during the spring and summer.

Ishmael Wainwright (Montrose Christian, Rockville, Md.)

As a result, the uncommitted recruit dropped nine spots to 15th place in last season's final Mr. Basketball USA Tracker. Perry Ellis (Heights, Wichita Heights, Kan.) 14 pts. The award doesn't take into consideration academics, volunteer work or most other off-the-court criteria. Muhammad's junior season ended with a thud, as Bishop Gorman was stunned in its state playoff semifinal game.

The game comes easy to him because of his physical presence. "Of the top three (in the tracker), I really like Shabazz, he can play man.". Shabazz Muhammad, the No.

"It's an honor to be nominated," Randle said. Smart and other elite players in the 2012 class are chasing Muhammad, but the unique talents of Parker and Randle are proving the elites of the 2013 class will be a factor for a honor that's been awarded to an underclassman only three times in its 57-year history.

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Pronunciation: \Shuh-BOZZ Muhammad\ Shabazz Naige Muhammad Twitter: ShabazzMuhammad. (1). Others Receiving Votes: (2) Muhammad never got close to those heights. (1)

"When you have a guy like Smart, you don't label him," said ESPN's National Director of Basketball Recruiting and panel member Paul Biancardi. " (2)

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