Shabazz Muhammad: When and Where to Watch McDonald's All-American's Decision

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2012

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 28:  MVP Shabazz Muhammad #15 of the West team walks up the court during the 2012 McDonald's All American Game at United Center on March 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Shabazz Muhammad is the top college basketball recruit in the country, and he is expected to make his decision on Wednesday, April 11. 

You can watch Muhammad make his college choice live on ESPNU's "Signing Day Special" at 7:30 p.m. ET. 

If you don't have ESPNU, luckily will also be airing the recruiting show. 

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Muhammad is down to three schools: Duke, Kentucky and UCLA. 

The 6'6", 215-pound small forward is one of the best players in the country, and there is no doubt that he will take college basketball by storm next season. 

Whichever team is lucky enough to land Muhammad will take a significant jump in the preseason rankings, and they'll be hoping the prized recruit turns into a freshman phenom that carries the team deep in the NCAA tournament next March. 

Recently, Muhammad participated in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit, where he scored a record-high 35 points.

At this summit, scouts were in attendance, checking out the future NBA prospects. Muhammad is likely a one-and-done player, so folks wanted to get an early look at the dynamic small forward.

Spears quoted one of them saying that Muhammad is essentially the next big thing. 

"Shabazz is by far the best player here," one Western Conference scout said of the senior swingman from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High. "It's not even close. He's the only one who can play in the NBA tomorrow."

He's the real deal, and he'll soon make a coach, school and fan base very happy.

Duke, Kentucky and UCLA all have a major need for Muhammad's services. It will certainly be interesting to see where he decides to play. Be sure to leave a comment and let the debate begin on where Muhammad will play college ball. 


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