Mustafa Shakur

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

Mustafa Shakur
Mustafa Shakur Wizards 2.jpg
Shakur with the Wizards in 2011
Personal information
Born (1984-08-18) August 18, 1984 (age 37)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolWilliam Penn
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Friends' Central School
(Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)
CollegeArizona (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–2018
PositionPoint guard
Career history
2007–2008Prokom Trefl Sopot
2008–2009TAU Cerámica
2009Panellinios
2009–2010Tulsa 66ers
2010–2011Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011Washington Wizards
2011Pau-Orthez
2011–2012Novipiù Casale Monferrato
2012–2013Sidigas Avellino
2013–2014Erie BayHawks
2014Tulsa 66ers
2014Oklahoma City Thunder
2014Tadamon Zouk
2014–2015Neptūnas Klaipėda
2015–2016MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
2016–2017Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor
2017S.Oliver Würzburg
2018Oklahoma City Blue
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

High school careerEdit

Shakur attended William Penn High School in Philadelphia 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 careerEdit

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 finished 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 statisticsEdit

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 careerEdit

2007–08 seasonEdit

Shakur went undrafted in the 2007 NBA draft. On July 5, 2007, he signed with 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 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

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 seasonEdit

On September 12, 2014, Shakur signed with Neptūnas of Lithuania for the 2014–15 season.[32] In 45 league games for Neptūnas, he averaged 9.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

2015–16 seasonEdit

On October 5, 2016, Shakur signed with German club MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg for the 2015–16 Basketball Bundesliga season.[33]

2016–17 seasonEdit

On September 16, 2016, Shakur signed with Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor of the Turkish Basketball First League.[34] On January 21, 2017, he left Afyonkarahisar and signed with German club S.Oliver Würzburg for the rest of the 2016–17 Basketball Bundesliga season.[35]

2017–18 seasonEdit

On January 23, 2018, Shakur signed with Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League.[36]

Career statisticsEdit

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

EuroleagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 Prokom Trefl Sopot 7 1 18.4 .382 .385 .667 2.1 2.1 0.6 0.3 7.6 3.7
2008–09 TAU Cerámica 10 2 13.7 .425 .167 .760 1.3 1.3 0.8 0.0 5.5 4.6
2014–15 Neptūnas 10 10 24.8 .396 .143 .875 2.3 3.8 1.2 0.0 9.6 8.7
Career 27 13 19.0 .397 .217 .793 1.9 2.4 0.9 0.1 7.6 5.8

EurocupEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2008–09 Panellinios 6 0 12.2 .538 .500 .615 0.8 1.2 1.0 0.0 6.3 5.7
2014–15 Neptūnas 6 6 23.2 .486 .333 .762 3.3 3.5 1.3 0.2 8.7 11.5
Career 12 6 17.6 .508 .400 .706 2.1 2.3 1.2 0.1 7.5 8.5

NBA D-LeagueEdit

Regular seasonEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

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 careerEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

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