It's not the stats that say Shabazz Muhammad doesn't have the look of a No. 1 overall pick. His near 18-point scoring average and 40 percent three-point stroke are both impressive, to say the least.
But it's the path he took to accumulate those stats that has scouts wondering his worth at the next level.
Most of Muhammad's scoring production has come off the ball. Rarely did we see Muhammad go to work in isolation or create much perimeter offense off the dribble. There weren't any real signs of a step-back or pull-up jumper, and he generally used his strength inside to bully defenders down low in the post.
Muhammad hasn't illustrated that take-over offensive repertoire as a go-to scoring option.
His strengths play to his ability to score without the ball in his hands. He moves extremely well without it and is most effective as a catch-and-shooter and catch-and-slasher.
And while those are attractive complementary strengths, they may not entice a general manager to use a valuable, high draft pick on them.
UCLA will be missing 15-point per game scorer Jordan Adams, who broke his foot in the conference tournament. The Bruins will rely heavily on Muhammad to carry this team offensively.
If he succeeds, Muhammad could reenter the top-three pick conversation.