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Shabazz Muhammad

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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Finished his rookie NBA season by appearing in 37 games for the Wolves, all off the bench... Sidelined for five games (Nov. 15-22) with a sprained right ankle and missed the final seven (Apr. 5-16) after suffering a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Apr. 4 at Miami... Averaged 3.9 ppg and 1.4 rpg in 7.8 mpg, hitting 46.0% from the field, 27.3% from three-point range and 65.0% from the FT line... Shot 50.5% (51-for-101) after Feb. 1, averaging 25.5 pts/48 in that stretch (127 points/239 minutes)... Tallied a season-high 20 points Feb. 25 at Phoenix, one of four double-digit nights; the two steals and 24:20 were season bests, also... Pulled in a season-high seven rebounds Feb. 23 at Portland, and had 12 points Feb. 8 vs. Portland... Recalled from Iowa (D-League) on Jan. 13; he netted 24.5 ppg (57.1%) and 9.8 rpg in four games for the Energy... Signed to a two-year contract on July 13... Acquired from Utah (with Gorgui Dieng) in return for Trey Burke in a draft-night transaction on June 27; he was selected by the Jazz in the 1st round (14th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft... Played for the Wolves' entry at the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 8.5 ppg.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Acquired by the Timberwolves on draft night (June 27, 2013) along with the draft rights to Gorgui Dieng (21st overall) from the Utah Jazz in exchange for the draft rights to Trey Burke (9th overall)... Selected by the Utah Jazz with the 14th overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.

COLLEGE:
In his lone season at UCLA, helped the Bruins to a 25-10 record, the Pac-12 regular-season title, a runner-up finished in the Pac-12 Tournament and an NCAA Tournament berth... Led UCLA with 17.9 points per game and averaged 5.2 rebounds per game... Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring (17.9 ppg)... Earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors and was named Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year, along with Arizona State's Jahii Carson... Earned second-team All-America honors from The Sporting News...Was a USBWA Freshman All-America selection (U.S. Basketball Writers' Association)... One of 21 players named to the 2013 Lute Olson All-America Team (only Pac-12 player selected to the team), as announced by CollegeInsider.com...Was one of eight finalists for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Award (presented to the nation's top freshman by the USBWA)... Scored at least 20 points in 14 games, helping lead UCLA to a 12-2 record in those contests... Scored in double figures in 31 of 32 games - scored in double figures in his first 12 games (had six points at Utah on Jan. 10, snapping the streak)... Ranks second on UCLA's all-time freshman scoring list (17.9 ppg), trailing Don MacLean's average of 18.6 ppg in 1988-89... Ranks ninth on the Pac-12 all-time freshman scoring list (17.9 ppg).

PERSONAL:
Born on Nov. 13, 1992, in Long Beach, California... Parents are Ronald and Faye Muhammad... Has one older sister, Asia, and one younger brother, Rashad... Father, Ronald, played college basketball for the University of Southern California from 1981-85... Sister, Asia, is a professional tennis player... Averaged 29.4 points and 10.1 rebounds as a high school senior at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas... Named the 2012 Naismith Boy's High School Player of the Year... Entered his collegiate career as the No. 1 ranked player in the nation by rivals.com and No. 2 by espn.com and scout.com... Helped Bishop Gorman capture three Nevada 4A state titles... Twitter handle: @PhenomBalla15.

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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 227 lbs./ 103 kg
Born: November 13, 1992
From: UCLA
Draft: 2014
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Utah Jazz 2013 - 2013
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2013 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: UCLA/USA

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