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Arizona and UNLV are out of the race to sign basketball star Shabazz Muhammad
"It's at three right now, yeah," Muhammad said. "UCLA, Kentucky and Duke. Right now, those are probably the last three before I make my decision."
Muhammad, Naismith National Player of the Year, said he liked UNLV and Kansas, but wanted to be honest with coaches who kept ringing his phone.
"I just think it was the calls," Muhammad said. "The schools that I took out, I liked them, but I wasn't really interested in going. I didn't want to lead them on. I want them to do the best they can to recruit other players and not recruit me anymore. I just thought that was the mature thing to do."
Muhammad was awarded MVP honors Wednesday in the McDonald's All-American Game, scoring 21 points to lead the West to a 106-102 victory.
"When you come to every event, you want to be known as the best player at the event," he said. "Knowing everybody's talented, this is the elite 24, top 24 guys in the country, and just coming in knowing everybody's competing, competing is a beautiful thing."
Tony Parker will announce where he intends to go to college “on the 11th,” his father, Virgil, confirmed.
Parker, a 6-foot-8, 270 pound power forward, averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks a game this season for Lithonia Miller Grove High School as the team captured its fourth-straight state title.
He is seriously considering UCLA, Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Memphis and Georgia.
Shabazz Muhammad will announce where he intends to go to college on April 11 — the first day of the spring signing period which runs through May 16.
“This is a lifetime decision for me. I have to make sure I make the right decision,” Muhammad said. “I’m still being patient with it. The process is going good right now. April 11 is when I will announce it.”
Muhammad, the consensus No. 2 overall prospect, is considering UCLA, Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and UNLV.
Anthony Bennett has narrowed his list of schools to Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, UNLV and Washington.
"A lot of pressure is now lifted off of me by cutting my list down,” Bennett said. "Now I can deal just with those schools and watch the teams play and how the coaches coach their team. I feel like I took a step a step forward in the process."
Bennett, the top unsigned power forward in the country, is ranked No. 7 overall in the 2012 class.
Shabazz Muhammad is scheduled to make an official visit to UCLA in early April.
“I think Coach [Ben] Howland wanted him to come at the beginning of April, for that weekend in the beginning April [6-8], but I know that’s close to the Jordan Game, so I have to look at those dates,” Muhammad’s father, Ron Holmes confirmed. “I’m not exactly sure but that’s when I’ve got it penciled in for.”
Muhammad, who is seriously considering UCLA, Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky and UNLV, plans to announce his college decision within a week or two of his visit with the Bruins.
“That’s going to be our last official visit,” Holmes said of the UCLA visit. “Then I think he’s going to decide on the 9th or the 10th, something like that. He’ll do something at his high school [to announce].”
Jorge Gutierrez is joined on the All-Pac-12 First Team by teammate Allen Crabbe, Arizona's Kyle Fogg and Solomon Hill, Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten of Washington, Devoe Joseph of Oregon, Andre Roberson of Colorado and Jared Cunningham of Oregon State.