Shabazz Muhammad and Anthony Davis are one in the same. That statement probably makes no sense to you on the surface.
After all, Muhammad hasn’t played a single minute of college basketball, hasn’t been taken with the first overall pick of the NBA draft (not yet, at least) and doesn’t rock a unibrow. Davis, meanwhile, has all three of those accolades printed on his gaudy resume.
But make no mistake, Muhammad has the potential to have the kind of major impact on college basketball that Davis did during his big season with the Kentucky Wildcats.
Of course, when compared to Davis in terms of making a splash, Muhammad has a lot to live up to. Davis won a national championship, in addition to the Naismith, Associated Press and SEC Player of the Year awards during his one and only season with Kentucky.
Some pundits will argue that it’s impossible for Muhammad to have that kind of impact for the UCLA Bruins during his freshman season. But as Kevin Garnett once proclaimed, anything is possible!
Here are some very distinct reasons why Muhammad will have an Antony Davis-like impact during his UCLA career.