Alongside Lou Amundson and JaMychal Thompson, the Los Angeles Clippers have added guard Mustapha Farrakhan to their training camp roster. Here is some background information on Farrakhan per a press release:
Farrakhan has spent the last two seasons in the NBA D-League with the Bakersfield Jam, Idaho Stampede, Sioux Falls Sky Force and Iowa Energy. In 72 career games (20 starts), he has averaged 8.0 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 18.3 minutes of action. Farrakhan started the 2012-13 season with the Milwaukee Bucks, appearing in three preseason games for the Bucks before being released prior to the start of the regular season. He was the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Development League by the Jam.
The 6’4″ 175-pound guard played collegiately at the University of Virginia for four seasons. He averaged 13.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 31 games his senior season.
Farrakhan will be competing with second year point guard Maalik Wayns for the spot of third point guard on the roster. Wayns has the upper-hand in the competition by being apart of the Clippers team of last year playing in six games. Fortunately for Farrakhan the team is under a new coach in Doc Rivers meaning the system will be a bit different leveling the playing field for the six foot four guard.
Mustapha will enter training camp on a non-guaranteed contract.
Here is some cool news about the Clippers newest player:
New #Clippers signee Mustapha Farrakhan is Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s grandson.
— Dan Woike (@DanWoikeSports) September 30, 2013