Senior-to-be pulls out of 2006 NBA Draft
Shakur, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from Philadelphia, Pa., who just completed his junior season, averaged 11.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game, while shooting 42.3 percent from the floor in 33 appearances (33 starts) in 2005-06. Shakur led the team with a 1.75 assist:turnover ratio and 80.6 free throw percentage, ranked third on the club in three-point field goals (24) and steals (48).
“I received great feedback about my skills and my future,” said Shakur. “Right now, most of the talk about me was as an early to middle second round pick. I feel that it is best for me to return to
In three seasons at
“We are happy to have Mustafa back,” said
Shakur made himself available for the 2006 NBA Draft on April 12 and had until today to withdraw his name from the draft‑eligible list. By not signing with an agent and maintaining his coursework, he is eligible to return to college without losing eligibility.
The 2006 NBA Draft is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, at The Theater at
With Shakur’s return to Arizona, the Wildcats bring back 11 letterwinners from this season’s 20-13 club that advanced to the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament.