The Miami Hurricanes basketball program hasn’t been too terribly bad over the past few seasons, but they haven’t been a powerhouse either. They did receive a very big piece for the 2016-17 season in San Jose State transfer guard Rashad Muhammad. He chose Miami over a few other schools that he had shown interest in.
Muhammad is the brother of current Minnesota Timberwolves and former UCLA Bruins star Shabazz Muhammad.
During the 2014-15 season with San Jose State, Muhammad ended up averaging 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He shot 38.1 percent from the field overall and knocked down a solid 36.0 percent from behind the three-point arc. There is obviously a lot of work for him to do over the next couple years, but he has the raw potential in order to do just that.
Miami is in need of all the talent they can find, and there is a lot to work with when it comes to Muhammad. He likely won’t become as good as his brother, but there is no denying the fact that he can take his numbers to another level in a couple years.
It is very likely that he will immediately step in and compete for a starting job. There isn’t a lot of depth in the Hurricanes’ back-court, and that is one of the reasons that they pursued bringing Muhammad on board. He knows that the opportunity is there to make an impact immediately, which is a big part of the reason why he chose to join Miami.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see how he performs with the Hurricanes next season. He will be a big addition for them, and is without question going to be a completely new-look player in two years with the work ethic that he has shown. Assuming he continues working as hard as he can throughout the 2014-15 season, Muhammad is going to start his career with the Hurricanes off with a bang.
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