Originally published 12.30.08
Written by Jesse Muhammad
According a sports report by the DailyProgess.com Virginia sophomore Mustapha Farrakhan (left) had a career-high 12 points in the Cavaliersâ€™ victory over Georgia Tech in Atlanta on December 28.
The reporter described how a huge crowd of Nation of Islam members were in attendance, including his father and uncles, who flew in from Chicago to watch him in action. He is the grandson of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan knocked down two 3-pointers and also scored on a strong drive to the basket. In addition, he went 4 of 4 from the free-throw line which made him now 10 of 10 for the season from the stripe.
â€œI feel like Iâ€™m getting my legs up under me a little bit and just playing confident,â€ said Farrakhan to DailyProgress.com, who had zero turnovers in his 16 minutes. â€œIâ€™m just trying to stay aggressive and do what [Leitao] wants me to do on the court.â€
After enduring a trying freshman season, Farrakhan has been given more playing time. And he’s producing.