Save 30 seats– Leitao lures Farrakhan to UVA
Mustapha Farrakhan, a highly recruited Illinois prep basketball player and grandson of controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, announced yesterday that he has signed a letter of intent with UVA coach Dave Leitao, who used to coach at Chicago-area DePaul University. The 6'3" guard recently told the New York Times that when his grandfather visits one of his basketball games, he arrives with a sizable entourage. “Everybody knows when he comes into the gym,” the Cavalier-to-be told the Times. “He’s with about 30 people, and they take up a whole section in the stands.”
The Times notes that in addition to making incendiary remarks about Jews, the elder Farrakhan has a history of energetic violin playing. "I want to attack basketball," Mustapha Farrakhan tells the Times, "the way my grandpa attacks the violin."