Howland: Bruins Will Be 'More Aggressive Offensively' With Muhammad, Anderson
Ben Howland is excited to have one of the top incoming classes in the country.
Shabazz Muhammad, one of the country's top two high school basketball prospects, committed to UCLA on Wednesday night.
“He has a lot of special qualities,” Howland said of Muhammad. “He’s a great scorer, can really shoot the ball, gets to the line a lot because he’s so aggressive attacking the rim. He’s explosive. He’s 222-pound, 6-6, long, athletic, bouncy, just a really, really good player.”
Howland said the Bruins will look to capitalize on the skills of Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, another top-five recruit.
“We’ve got to be more aggressive offensively, attacking and really trying to get him out to where he can attack in the open court,” Howland said. “It’s not just Shabazz. One of the key factors is that we had already signed one of his close friends, Kyle Anderson, who is a great player, obviously, in his own right, a top-five player in the country. He has point guard skills, is a 6-8 point, really passes the ball. … You get a chance to see them playing together, it’s exciting.”