UCLA Star Freshman Shabazz Muhammad Is Actually 20 Years Old

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UCLA Star Freshman Shabazz Muhammad Is Actually 20 Years Old
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Ken Bensinger of the Los Angeles Times wrote a nice column today on UCLA freshman phenom Shabazz Muhammad, a likely NBA lottery pick who’s led the Bruins to a No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament. It’s mostly about Muhammad’s father, Ron Holmes, a former USC guard who’s had an eye on branding ever since his college days, executing a “life mission…to raise his three children to be professional athletes.” He chose his kids’ names — Asia, Shabazz, Rashad, from oldest to youngest — based off their marketability potential.

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