Louis Farrakhan's Grandson Is A Draft Prospect
Mustapha Farrakhan Jr., a senior shooting guard from the University of Virginia is a regular ball player hoping his name gets called next week at the NBA draft.
Off the court, Mustapha's last name rings bells, and as the grandson of Minister Louis Farrakhan, the young athlete said his name comes with a responsibility to "be a good role model."
The Daily News reports that the name also carries a stigma. The newspaper wrote, "His grandfather is a polarizing figure who has spoken out against whites, homosexuals and Jews."
The shooting guard averaged 13.5 points per game in his senior season but all the mock drafts that exist do not include Mustapha's name. He recently visited New York for his fourth pre-draft workout with a mission to gain interest from one of the teams in the league.
Instead of focusing on the questions about his lineage and relatives, the devout Muslim baller is improving his jumpshot.
"At this point, I don't see [becoming a minister] at all," said Farrakhan, who graduated from Virginia with a sociology degree. "I really enjoy basketball, I really enjoy sports, so that's what I'm concentrating on."