Mustafa Shakur

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Mustafa Shakur
Mustafa Shakur Wizards 2.jpg
Shakur with the Wizards in 2011
BC Neptūnas
Position Point guard
League Lietuvos krepšinio lyga
Personal information
Born (1984-08-18) August 18, 1984 (age 30)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Penn Charter
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Friends' Central School
(Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)
College Arizona (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2008 Prokom Trefl Sopot
2008–2009 TAU Cerámica
2009 Panellinios
2009–2010 Tulsa 66ers
2010–2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011 Washington Wizards
2011 Pau-Orthez
2011–2012 Novipiù Casale Monferrato
2012–2013 Sidigas Avellino
2013–2014 Erie BayHawks
2014 Tulsa 66ers
2014 Oklahoma City Thunder
2014 Tadamon Zouk
2014–present Klaipėda Neptūnas
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2010)
  • 2x NBA D-League All-Star (2010, 2011)
  • PLK champion (2008)
  • Pac-10 All-Freshman Team (2004)
  • McDonald's All-American (2003)

Mustafadeen Abdush "Mustafa" Shakur (born August 18, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Neptūnas of the Lietuvos krepšinio lyga. He played college basketball for the University of Arizona and has previously played professionally in Europe, Lebanon, the NBA D-League and the NBA.

High school career[edit]

Shakur attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a sophomore in 2000–01, before transferring to Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania for his junior year. As a junior in 2001–02, he averaged 18.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game to lead Friends' Central to the Friends League title. He also earned first team all-state and all-Friends kudos, while claiming second-team all-city and all-public honors.[1]

On November 13, 2002, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Arizona.[2]

As a senior in 2002–03, he averaged 26.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.1 steals per game while earning USA Today High School Boys all-USA first team, EA Sports All-America, ABCD Camp All-Star and first-team all-state honors. He also earned Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year and McDonald's All-American honors.[1]

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Arizona, Shakur was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. In 30 games, he averaged 9.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.[1][3]

In his sophomore season, he was a member of the preseason Naismith Award watch list, and went on to average 8.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.2 steals in 37 games.[1][3]

In his junior season, he was the only Wildcat to start every game as he ended the season with 455 career assists, a figure that is tied for ninth on the UA career list. In 33 games, he averaged 11.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.[1][3]

On April 12, 2006, he declared for the NBA draft, but later withdrew his name from consideration on June 18, 2006.[1]

In his senior season, he earned honorable mention all-Pac-10 honors after finishing his career ranked 22nd on the UA career points scored list (1,318), second in assists (670), third in games started (129), fourth in minutes played (4,070), fifth in games played (131), seventh in average minutes per game (31.1), and 10th in steals (156). His 215 assists in 2006–07 was the fourth-highest single-season total in school history, and subsequently Ffnished his career with more assists (670) than any other player in the Lute Olson era. In 31 games, he averaged 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game.[1][3]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 Arizona 30 28 30.2 .519 .396 .803 3.6 4.5 .6 .0 9.4
2004–05 Arizona 37 37 28.7 .423 .378 .738 3.6 4.5 1.2 .1 8.1
2005–06 Arizona 33 33 30.7 .423 .333 .806 3.7 4.7 1.5 .1 11.2
2006–07 Arizona 31 31 34.8 .455 .325 .788 4.0 6.9 1.5 .2 11.9

Professional career[edit]

2007–08 season[edit]

Shakur went undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft. On July 5, 2007, he signed the Sacramento Kings and joined them for the 2007 NBA Summer League.[4] However, he was later waived by the Kings on October 31, 2007.[5] The next month, he signed with Prokom Trefl Sopot of Poland for the rest of the season.

2008–09 season[edit]

In July 2008, Shakur joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2008 NBA Summer League. On September 16, 2008, he signed a one-year deal with TAU Cerámica of the Liga ACB.[6] On January 22, 2009, his contract was terminated by Cerámica. The next day, he signed with Panellinios of Greece for the rest of the season.[7]

2009–10 season[edit]

In July 2009, Shakur joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2009 NBA Summer League. On September 27, 2009, he signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[8] However, he was waived by the Timberwolves on October 19, 2009.[9] On November 5, 2009, he was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA D-League draft by the Tulsa 66ers.

On March 16, 2010, he signed a 10-day contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[10] On March 25, 2010, he was released by the Thunder before playing in a game for them.[11] On March 31, 2010, he signed with the Thunder for the rest of the season, and was immediately assigned back down to the Tulsa 66ers.[12] On April 14, 2010, he was recalled by the Thunder.[13] Two days later, he was reassigned to the 66ers,[14] and again recalled the next day.[15]

2010–11 season[edit]

In July 2010, Shakur joined the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On September 8, 2010, he signed with the New Orleans Hornets.[16] However, he was later waived by the Hornets on October 18, 2010.[17] Later that month, he was reacquired by the Tulsa 66ers. On November 2, 2010, he was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in exchange for Robert Vaden.[18]

On January 22, 2011, he signed a 10-day contract with the Washington Wizards.[19] On February 12, 2011, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Wizards.[20] On February 28, 2011, he signed with the Wizards for the rest of the season.[21]

2011–12 season[edit]

On June 27, 2011, Shakur signed with Pau-Orthez of France for the 2011–12 season.[22] On November 14, 2011, he was released by Pau-Orthez after just seven games.[23] The next day, he signed with Novipiù Casale Monferrato of Italy for the rest of the season.[24]

2012–13 season[edit]

On September 18, 2012, Shakur signed with Sidigas Avellino of Italy for the 2012–13 season.[25] In January 2013, he parted ways with Sidigas Avellino after 17 games.[26]

On March 5, 2013, he was reacquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The same day, he was traded to the Erie BayHawks.[27]

2013–14 season[edit]

On October 31, 2013, Shakur was reacquired by the Erie BayHawks.[28] On January 22, 2014, he was traded to the Tulsa 66ers.[29]

On March 16, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.[30] On March 26, 2014, he was not offered a second 10-day contract by the Thunder after his first 10-day contract expired. Two days later, he returned to the 66ers.

On April 23, 2014, he signed with Tadamon Zouk of Lebanon for the 2013–14 FLB season.[31]

2014–15 season[edit]

On September 12, 2014, Shakur signed with Neptūnas of Lithuania for the 2014–15 season.[32]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Washington 22 0 7.2 .356 .100 .533 1.0 1.1 .2 .1 2.3
2013–14 Oklahoma City 3 0 3.7 .000 .000 .500 .0 1.3 .0 .0 .3
Career 25 0 6.8 .339 .091 .529 .9 1.2 .2 .1 2.1

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Tulsa 47 47 37.8 .488 .382 .747 4.5 6.9 2.3 .2 19.3
2010–11 Rio Grande Valley 23 23 36.4 .488 .320 .711 4.7 5.0 1.9 .3 16.7
2012–13 Erie 7 7 37.8 .441 .353 .800 4.4 5.6 2.3 .3 17.1
2013–14 Erie 17 17 32.2 .492 .361 .761 3.6 5.4 1.1 .2 14.6
2013–14 Tulsa 23 22 36.4 .467 .300 .840 5.0 6.8 2.3 .4 14.6
Career 117 116 36.5 .481 .344 .764 4.5 6.2 2.0 .3 17.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Tulsa 4 4 32.9 .510 .375 .786 4.5 3.8 2.0 1.0 16.0
Career 4 4 32.9 .510 .375 .786 4.5 3.8 2.0 1.0 16.0

International career[edit]

Shakur was a member of the 2003 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team, which finished fifth at the World Championships with a 7-1 record. He averaged 5.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists during the eight-game tournament in Thessaloniki, Greece, where his best effort was a 10-point (4-of-7 FG), four-assist, five-steal performance vs. Slovenia on July 19.[1]

In 2004, he helped the USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying team post a 5-0 record and win the gold medal by averaging 3.0 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game during the tournament in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. His best effort was a six-point, two-rebound, two-assist performance in USA's 87-64 win over Brazil on July 29.[1]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Signs Trio to National Letters-of-Intent". ArizonaWildcats.com. November 13, 2002. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mustafa Shakur Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Kings sign pair of rookies". ESPN.com. July 6, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kings waive Mustafa Shakur". InsideHoops.com. October 31, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tau Ceramica inks point guard Mustafa Shakur". Euroleague.net. September 16, 2008. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Panellinios lands point guard Mustafa Shakur". Eurocupbasketball.com. January 23, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 27, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "WOLVES WAIVE DEVIN GREEN AND MUSTAFA SHAKUR". twolvesblog.com. October 19, 2009. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
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  11. ^ "Transactions: 2009-10 Season". NBA.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mustafa Shakur Assigned To Tulsa". NBA.com. March 31, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Mullens And Shakur Recalled By Thunder". NBA.com. April 14, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "OKLAHOMA CITY’S MULLENS AND SHAKUR RE-ASSIGNED TO NBA D-LEAGUE AFFILIATE TULSA 66ERS". NBA.com. April 16, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Mullens, Shakur, Weaver Recalled By Thunder". NBA.com. April 17, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Hornets sign Mustafa Shakur". InsideHoops.com. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Hornets waive Mustafa Shakur and Darryl Watkins". InsideHoops.com. October 18, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Vipers Acquire Mustafa Shakur". NBA.com. November 2, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ Wang, Gene (January 22, 2011). "Wizards sign Mustafa Shakur". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
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  21. ^ "Wizards sign Mustafa Shakur". InsideHoops.com. February 28, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Pau-Orthez tabs Mustafa Shakur". Sportando.com. June 27, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Pau-Orthez released Shakur, Diarra and coach Dobbels". Sportando.com. November 14, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Novipiu Casale lands Mustafa Shakur". Sportando.com. November 15, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Sidigas Avellino announced Mustafa Shakur". Sportando.com. September 18, 2012. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Mustafa Shakur set to leave Sidigas Avellino". Sportando.com. January 30, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  27. ^ "BayHawks Complete Five Player Trade". NBA.com. March 5, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  28. ^ "BayHawks Start Building Roster". NBA.com. October 31, 2013. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  29. ^ "66ers Acquire Shakur and Future Draft Pick". NBA.com. January 22, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Thunder Signs Mustafa Shakur to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  31. ^ "Mustafa Shakur signs in Lebanon with Tadamon". Sportando.com. April 23, 2014. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  32. ^ "Neptunas brings in Mustafa Shakur". Euroleague.net. September 12, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 

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