Kentucky target Shabazz Muhammad continues to protect his turf

Shabazz Muhammad

Rankings of the top prospects in the country have different impacts on different players. Some don’t pay attention to them; some live and die by their ranking. Others are cognizant of where they stand and know opponents are gunning for them.  Shabazz Muhammad, one of the top three players in the class of 2012, is in the latter group.  “I think everyone thinks they’re the number one player, but I don’t worry about that,” Muhammad said in a phone interview. “But it affects the way I play, big-time. Having a target on my back, it’s a great opportunity for me.”

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