"I'd just say his footwork. He gets his feet set quick, and he's got perfect ball control, can shoot the ball from anywhere. ... I don't see him necessarily being the fastest guy on the court, but I see him as being the smartest one. He knows how to change speeds, so when it comes to stopping and going or changing direction, he's quick to do that, which makes him deceptively quick."
Tor Watts, senior guard
"Let's say the Michigan State game, for instance. He got hurt or I think he got hit in his mouth and he was bleeding. And me and Omar [Calhoun] looked at each other, because we knew once he started bleeding, he was a little upset, he's about to start going off. ... As soon as we said that, he started being Shabazz and he could literally do whatever he wants on the court, and I think that's amazing because I haven't seen any other player like him. I haven't guarded any other player like him. And I think he's one of a kind. ... I mean, I try my best to body him [in practice], talk to him, try to get in his head. It's not going to work most of the time. Most of the time, he'll just come right at you."
Terrence Samuel, freshman guard
"At first, I didn't have confidence. But he's a leader. He talks to me during the game. All the time, he tells me I'm a beast. He just wants me to play with confidence."