AURORA | A profile look at Rangeview sophomore Hanif Muhammad who is on the roster of Team East of the sixth A-Town All-Star Boys Game:
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School: Rangeview High School
2021-22 average: 10.7 points, 2.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals
Season highlights: Coach Shawn Palmer’s Rangeview team experienced a good amount of turnover, but the program’s long track of success continued despite a mostly new group of players rising to the forefront and leading the way to an EMAC championship as well as a run to the Class 5A Sweet 16. One of the best parts of the season was the blossoming of Muhammad, who performed at a level that earned him a spot on the All-EMAC second team. Muhammad knocked down 51 3-pointers on the season — including at least one in all but two games — and it helped his scoring average soar from four points a year ago to 10.7 this season, which ranked him third on the team. He was at his best in the Raiders’ three most important games, scoring 15 in an EMAC title-clinching win over Vista PEAK that was followed by 17 in a 5A first round playoff win over Cherry Creek and 21 — one shy of his season-high of 22 — as Rangeview nearly upset Denver East in the Sweet 16. He was second on the team in assists (2.5 per game) as well as steals (1.8 per contest). Muhammad earned a spot in the A-Town All-Star Game for the first time.
Muhammad vs. Aurora teams: vs. Smoky Hill (17 points, 5 assists); vs. Cherokee Trail (2 points, 3 assists); vs. Grandview (4 points, 2 assists); vs. Hinkley (3 points, 4 rebounds); vs. Vista PEAK (9 points, 5 assists); vs. Aurora Central (13 points, 3 assists); vs. Gateway (9 points, 4 assists); vs. Vista PEAK (15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists)