Bruin Nation got some much needed good news earlier tonight. The nation’s top college basketball recruit, Shabazz Muhammad out of Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, decided he would suit up for head coach Ben Howland’s Bruins next year.
The news couldn’t come at a more perfecting timing for a program that has been under scrutiny as of late, and has been mired by inconsistency over the last four years.
After three straight trips to the Final Four from ’06-’08, Howland and the Bruins have missed the Tournament in two of the last four years. The years that they did make the Tournament, ’09 and ’11, they were bounced in the Round of 32.
The commitment and arrival of Muhammad, along with the No. 3 player in the nation, Kyle Anderson, and the No. 62 overall player, Jordan Adams, will put the Bruins in the Top 5 of many analysts pre-season rankings.
Bruin Nation can breath easy for the first time in a long time, that is until Muhammad and Anderson declare for the Draft next year.