Shabazz Muhammad credits his competitive temperament for pushing him to create high standards while at UCLA.

"I've always had a killer instinct," Muhammad says, "and that's what separated me."

Muhammad’s coaches and teammates laud his effort in practice and his drive to stay late at the gym.

"He's a really fierce competitor, with everything we do, everywhere," said freshman teammate Kyle Anderson.

Las Vegas Bishop Gorman coach Grant Rice raves about how Muhammad raised the intensity level of his teammates.

"If they didn't go 100%, they were going to get an elbow to the face or dunked on," Rice says.