Mustapha Farrakhan Selected in First Round of NBA D-League Draft
CHARLOTTESVILLE-Former Virginia guard Mustapha Farrakhan was selected in the first round of the 2011 NBA Development League Draft on Thursday night (Nov. 3). The Bakersfield Jam selected Farrakhan with the 13th pick in the first round of the draft.
There are 16 teams in the NBA Development League.
The 6-4 Farrakhan, who is from Harvey, Ill., was an honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection last season as a senior at UVa. He was a team captain for the 2010-11 season and averaged a career-high 13.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 30.8 minutes played a game. He averaged 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 33.1 minutes played a game in ACC regular-season games last season.
Farrakhan scored a career-high 31 points (11-12 FG, 8-9 3FG) and tied a school record with eight consecutive three-pointers made against Howard last season at John Paul Jones Arena. He scored in double figures 24 times during the 2010-11 season, including five games of 20 or more points.
Farrakhan averaged 7.1 points a game and made 77.6 percent (170-219) of his free throw attempts while playing in 103 games during his Virginia career. He lettered four times for the Cavaliers.