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Mustapha Farrakhan had a terrific official visit experience at the University of Virginia. So good, in fact, that he decided to sign a letter of intent with Coach Dave Leitao and company this afternoon. The 6-3 guard announced his decision this afternoon during a press conference at Thornton Township High School (Harvey, IL).
Farrakhan’s decision has been reported by the Charlottesville Daily Progress as well as by the Chicago Sun-Times. He chose UVa over Illinois, Penn State and Vanderbilt. He made official visits to all four programs.
Farrakhan’s experience this past weekend was his first ever visit to UVa. He enjoyed everything about the trip, especially Virginia’s 93-90 win over Arizona.
“He really enjoyed the visit,” Thornton Township Head Coach Troy Jackson told TheSabre.com earlier today. “He seemed to love Virginia. He really enjoyed the comeback. He loved everything about it. He called me while he was there and told me how much he liked it.”
As a junior last season, Farrakhan averaged 18 points per game. Earlier this year, he performed very well at the NBPA and Nike camps, respectively.
“He can play the point guard or the two guard for a Division 1 school,” Jackson said of Farrakhan. “He has great three-point touch. Shooting has always been his forte, but he has developed an ability to get to the basket through hard work and dedication.”
Farrakhan is the third guard to sign with Virginia this fall. He joins Penn Charter (Philadelphia, PA) point guard Sammy Zeglinski and Monsignor Bonner (Drexel Hill, PA) guard Jeff Jones .
Stay tuned for more on Farrakhan’s decison on the Sabre EDGE.