San Jose State Spartans leading scorer and former three-star recruit Rashad Muhammad has decided to transfer from the program. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported Muhammad’s decision earlier this morning.
Shabazz Muhammad's brother, Rashad, is transferring from San Jose State, sources told ESPN. Sophomore averaged 13.9 ppg this past season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 23, 2015
The younger brother of Minnesota Timberwolves guard and former UCLA Bruin Shabazz Muhammad, Rashad Muhammad averaged a team best 13.9 points per game while shooting 38 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point land. Despite his efforts, San Jose State went 2-28 (0-18 Mountain West) in its second season under head coach Dave Wojcik. The team has not made the NCAA tournament since 1996.
Now, the Spartans will have to try to get over the hump without Muhammad, who will need to sit out a year per NCAA rules. Prior to his commitment to San Jose State two seasons ago, he had also drawn interest from Drake, USC, San Diego State and SMU, among others.
Campus Sports will update Muhammad’s transfer decision as more information becomes available.
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