Could Virginia’s promising 2020 recruiting class be on the verge of adding another top-50 prospect? Jabri Abdur-Rahim — a 4-star small forward from New Jersey — will announce his college choice Wednesday night (July 10) at 7 p.m. It’s down to Virginia and Michigan.
The 6-foot-6 Abdur-Rahim is a consensus top-50 prospect, according to 247 Sports. Last month, he competed in the NBPA TOP 100 Camp in Charlottesville and led the event in scoring (17.3 points per game). Also at that event was 4-star point guard Reece Beekman, who committed to Virginia during the event.
College decision from four-star Jabri Abdur-Rahim will come tomorrow. Coming off an official visit to Virginia, also Michigan’s Juwan Howard heavily involved with Abdur-Rahim as well.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) July 9, 2019
Over the last week of June, Abdur-Rahim again visited Charlottesville — this time on an official visit to Virginia.
Michigan has long been high on Abdur-Rahim’s list of schools; he liked former coach John Beilein, and the Wolverines offered Abdur-Rahim early on. New coach Juwan Howard worked hard to maintain said connection with Abdur-Rahim, but with Beilein now in the NBA, UVA looks like a heavy favorite.
(Note: As an aside, it’s interesting that Abdur-Rahim focused in on Virginia and Michigan, two excellent programs known for player development and winning big with prospects that rank frequently outside the top 40-50.)
2020: Incoming Talent
If Virginia does land Abdur-Rahim, Tony Bennett and the Cavaliers will have put together a strong recruiting class on the heels of the program’s first national title run. Along with Beekman, there’s also 3-star guard Carson McCorkle and Marquette transfer Sam Houser, who will be eligible in the 2020-21 season.
— Carson Mccorkle (@carson_m2433) July 9, 2019