It's possible that Monday's anticipated debut of Shabazz Muhammad triggered some yawns and shoulder shrugs, but we did get some valuable takeaways from his quietly productive performance.
He wasn't a factor on the glass and got beat a couple of times inside, but overall had a solid showing considering the circumstances. Georgetown's zone defense was the perfect formula to offset Muhammad's strengths, and despite minimal practice and preparation, he was able to score 15 points while shooting 50 percent from the floor.
Muhammad's comfort level will continue to rise as he plays regular minutes against more vulnerable defensive units.
Those skeptical of Muhammad's status as the potential No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft should note that the methodical college game limits his impact.
The only negatives to be taken from Monday night's debut were the final score and Muhammad's conditioning. However, neither will be held against him. He remains in the mix for the title of top prospect in the land and will look to build on this performance by making a more concentrated effort against Georgia Tuesday night.