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Top-30 incoming senior Jaeden Mustaf updates recruitment

June 1, 2023

It’s been quite the year for Top-40 junior and Bowie, Maryland native, Jaeden Mustaf.

After a successful junior season, averaging 18.5 points per game, along with five rebounds and three assists, Mustaf was able to prove his worth all season long.

Mustaf’s emergence began far before his junior season started.

Last year, he completed the AAU summer with an Adidas 3SSB championship win, in addition, to the tournament's MVP award. On top of that, Mustaf is a D.C Metro-Area-raised kid, the talent bred from that area speaks for itself. His father was also in the NBA and attended Maryland, but it’s evident to me that Mustaf has already cemented his own legacy before even touching an NBA floor.

His recruitment has been a strong reflection of just why he’s so highly-touted. He’s nabbed offers from schools in all different conferences, most recently adding an SEC offer from Arkansas. I believe Mustaf will remain on an uptick, as I feel he’s a five-star prospect and will show it all summer long.

Mustaf recently made a move from the DMV to North Carolina, where he is finishing his high school career. I think this is a move that will ultimately make him one of the top active high school players in the hoop state.

He got with to discuss his recruitment and let us know which visits he has planned and which ones he’d like to take.

Which schools are heavily involved in your recruitment?

“Indiana, Virginia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Miami, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, Arkansas.”

Newest school?


Indiana, what are your thoughts on the program and Coach Woodson?

“Indiana is one of the most historic basketball programs ever. They have been a blue-blood school, they win and develop players to get to the next level. With Coach Woodson, our relationship is great, and we are in constant communication. He also coached in the NBA as well so he knows what players need to do to be successful to get there as well.”

How about NC State and Kevin Keatts?

“I have a great relationship with Coach Keatts. He shows me how important I am to him and to them. We talk a lot, and I love the way he allows his guards to play. He got them winning and in the tournament, and he’s a great guy overall. He’s somebody I would love to be around. NC State is also close to me and my family now as well and of course, it’s in the ACC.”

Florida State, thoughts on them and Coach Ham?

“Coach Ham is amazing. I can tell he really cares for and loves his players. He and the staff showed me and my family a whole lot of love on my visit. He’s a great coach, a great guy, knows how to get the best out of his players, and it’s more than just basketball, he develops you to be better all around. He knows how to win and get players to where they want to go. Florida State is a great program and they love big guards like myself.”

Visits, what do you have set up and what would you like to plan?

“I have NC State and Indiana set up for the next two upcoming weekends. I want to set up with Virginia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech, Seton Hall, and Arkansas.”

How about your game, how would you best detail it?

“I’m a winner, I’m a dog, I’m going to guard the best player, and I can make plays for my teammates. I can score, I’m a big and strong guard, and I’m versatile and can do many different things.”

How do you feel you fit best in a college system?

“I think I would be great as a point guard. I think I get my teammates involved, I can score when needed. I can lead, and I know what it takes to win, but I can also play other positions and I’m not limited to just one thing.”

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