Pima Junior College 5-foot-9 sophomore guard Yusef Shehata had a very good sophomore season for head coach Brian Peabody and his team putting up very good numbers this season. As a result, Shehata would sign a national letter of intent with a new staff at a strong division-II program in the West.
Last week, Shehata signed a national letter of intent with Point Loma Nazarene University and their new men's basketball staff - an excellent honor for Shehata who was among the top overall producers in the ACCAC this junior college season.
Shehata averaged 16.1 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds per/game this season, while shooting 42.9% from the field and 42.2% from three-point distance - impressive numbers for Shehata. Shehata also helped lead Pima to a 17-14 overall record on the season.
Shehata is well battle-tested and should have a good career at Point Loma as a result of his experience and leadership skills on and off the floor.
Congratulations to Shehata on this amazing accomplishment, and good luck to him in the future from our staff here at Arizona Preps.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Shehata is a strong, well-built and true point guard prospect with an excellent handle of the basketball and a nice shooting stroke with range on his shot. A left-hander, Shehata gets good lift on his shot and has a quick release, which he shoots with very good prowess. Capable of shooting from the stand-still position on the floor or on the move, Shehata is a heady point man that looks to get the basketball to the open player on the floor, but also can make defenses pay with his ability to shoot the basketball or penetrate and finish. He is a good finisher that can score with floaters over bigger defenders in the lane, and is also capable of taking the ball strong to the basket and finishing as well. He is a good passer that has good court vision, but, at times, can get careless with the basketball. Advances the basketball up the floor and gets the ball to the open man. A very good defender that has excellent lateral quickness and sits low defensively - capable of becoming a lock-down defender. A solid guard prospect with a nice frame for his smaller size. A very nice young man that is very soft-spoken.