The #11 spot on the Brew Hoop Draft Board goes to Shabazz Muhammad, SF, UCLA. Muhammad entered college as as one of the top-ranked high school recruits in the nation and was expected to immediately bolster the Bruins' program (which also included Larry Drew II, son of the Bucks' new head coach). However, an eligibility controversy clouded the early part of his season and he never seemed to really get on track. Rarely shy with the ball in his hands, Muhammad quickly assumed a leading role on the team, using over 28% of available possessions and attempting over 30% of the team's shot attempts. He came under fire for his lack of passing recording only 27 assists all season. And that volume didn't come with great efficiency, as evidenced by his 52.8 true shooting percentage. There are reasons to believe his poor numbers are a bit of an aberration, though: he hit almost 38% of his 3pt shots, and he earned at least 5 free-throw attempts in 22 of his 32 games. Ex-coach Ben Howland's system is notorious for depressing the apparent value of draft prospects as well. Scouts and GMs might be concerned about Muhammad's performance in relation to his age (another story), but any team could be swayed by the promise many once saw in him, especially under the instruction of a professional coach and surrounded by (presumably) mature, talented teammates.
The Brew Hoop Big Board
1. Ben McLemore - SG, Kansas
2. Otto Porter - SF, Georgetown
3. Victor Oladipo - SG, Indiana
4. Trey Burke - PG, Michigan
5. Nerlens Noel - C, Kentucky
6. Anthony Bennett - PF, UNLV
7. Alex Len - C, Maryland
8. Michael Carter-Williams - PG, Syracuse
9. C.J. McCollum - G, Lehigh
10. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - SG, Georgia
11. Shabazz Muhammad - SF, UCLA
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