From a release:
Shakur is a free agent call-up from the Tulsa 66ers, NBA Development League affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. At the time of his call-up the 2010 D-League All-Star was averaging 20.7 points (9th in the D-League) while shooting 50.3% from the floor (295-587 FG), 7.2 assists (4th in D-League), 2.3 steals (3rd in D-League) and 39.4 minutes in 40 games (40 starts).
A 6-3, 190 pound guard who went undrafted out of the University of Arizona in 2007, Shakur spent the previous three seasons playing overseas with Prokom Trefl Sopot of the Polish League (2007-08), Tau Cerámica of ACB Spanish League (2008-09) and most recently with Panellinios BC of the Greek A1 League (2009). With his signing, Shakur becomes the 24th Gatorade Call-Up from the D-League this season. He will wear uniform #11.
I’m thrilled for two reasons: 1) What a cool name. Any time you can have a “Mustafa Shakur” on your roster, you’ve got to do it. And 2) Because he’s a really good dude. I talked to him in Dallas after the D-League All-Star Game and he was humble and just talked about how he thought he’d get his chance soon enough if he kept plugging away. I always like when it actually happens.
Another thing he said was that he felt like he has the ability to play both guard positions well. He played almost exclusively point guard in Tulsa, but when he played briefly in Minnesota, he played a lot off the ball. He’s a big guard and he’s found a good shooting touch. More than likely he’s just a practice player like Antonio Anderson was, but right now the Thunder has some depth issues, especially if Kyle Weaver’s shoulder were to get reaggravated or something.