Class of 2024 4-star guard Jaeden Mustaf arrives in Bloomington on Thursday for a junior year official visit.
Below are the key things to know about Mustaf during his three day stay in Indiana.
Status — OFFERED (June, 2022)
Class – 2024
Hometown – Matthews, N.C. (originally from D.C. area)
School – Carmel Christian School
Position – Combo Guard
Height – 6-foot-5
Weight – 205
AAU – Boo Williams (Nike EYBL)
On3 Industry Average Ranking – 4-star (No. 38 in nation, No. 3 combo guard), consensus top-50
Primary Competition – N.C. State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Miami, Florida State
Top Schools — The primary competition above are the top schools Mustaf named in April. He says his recruitment is still open, however, and he’s recently heard from Arkansas, Seton Hall and Georgia Tech as well.
Other visits — Mustaf has previously visited N.C. State, Georgetown and Florida State. He plans to get to several more of his top schools listed above.
Timeline — Mustaf has not stated a specific timeline. Right now the best guess is late summer or fall.
Indiana Connections — Indiana assistant coach Kenya Hunter has been involved with Mustaf and his family for a long time.
Pedigree — His father, Jerrod Mustaf, was a star at Maryland and a first-round NBA draft pick in 1990.
Numbers — He averaged 18.5 points, five rebounds and three assists as a junior for Carmel Christian. This spring on the Nike EYBL, Mustaf 18.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists, while shooting 47.1 percent from the field overall including 21.1 percent from three (on 38 attempts). He made 82.6 percent from the foul line on 132 attempts (8.8 free throw attempts per game).
He was the MVP of the 17u Adidas circuit in 2022 while playing up a year.
RECRUITING SERVICE ASSESSMENTS
“Jaeden Mustaf is a big-bodied wing who plays with a straight line burst. He is a jack-of-all-trades type of wing in that he can handle, shoot, and pass, playing multiple positions on the floor. Mustaf is a good team defender and rebounds well for his wing position. The jump shot needs work as it is streaky and a bit of a push shot right now, but he makes it some. As a long-armed 6-foot-5 wing, there are many things teams can do with Mustaf, and he is a triple-double threat each time he steps on the floor.”
“He knows how to use his big body and skill to impact the game…
“Mustaf is a certified high major talent with his size and ability to impact the game as a facilitator, playmaker, rebounder for the position and scorer.”
“Picked up where he left off last summer dominating the adidas 3SSB by obliterating the competition in the EYBL. His best game was a 30-point outing in a loss to the NH Lightning (N.Y.). Mustaf went 9-of-14 from the floor and 12-of-15 from the free-throw line and was nearly impossible to keep out of the lane all weekend. He always commands the tempo and controls the flow in the halfcourt sets.”
On what he’s looking for on visits:
“On my visits I’m looking to see what the coaches are thinking, how I would fit in the program, if they’re a winning program, and look for ways they can help me develop,” Mustaf told Dushawn London of 247Sports.
On his relationship with Indiana and Jalen Hood-Schifino’s freshman season:
“We constantly talk, all of the time. They think I can came in and be for them like Jalen Hood-Schifino was this year. I think our games are pretty similar,” Mustaf told TDH. “They constantly talk to me, so it’s important. Obviously it’s huge, because he’s first round, maybe lottery, and that’s my ultimate goal to get to the NBA. And the way he led the team this year as a freshman and played. We have a lot of the same style, so it’s intriguing.”
On his playing style and how he sees himself positionally:
“I’m a winner, I’m a dog, I’m going to guard the best player, and I can make plays for my teammates. I can score, I’m a big and strong guard, and I’m versatile and can do many different things,” Mustaf told StockRisers.
“I think I would be great as a point guard. I think I get my teammates involved, I can score when needed. I can lead, and I know what it takes to win, but I can also play other positions and I’m not limited to just one thing.”
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