An early name on the 2020 national radar is Jabri Abdur-Rahim, the son of former NBA All-Star Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
The 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward from West Orange (N.J.) Seton Hall Prep is a versatile athlete who plays hard and has a strong feel.
“I think I’m getting better,” Abdur-Rahim said. “I’m getting better on the defensive end and I’m getting stronger too. I’m playing with a lot of energy right now. My shot has gotten better and I’m a better rebounder.”
The rising sophomore broke down what he likes about each program.
Florida: “I like the way they play, especially coming off a Final Four appearance. I love the energy they have and I like all the coaches. I also heard it’s a beautiful campus.”
Rutgers: “That’s the hometown and it would be nice to stay home. Coach (Steve) Pikiell is a great dude and all the assistant coaches are cool.”
Texas A&M: “I have a great relationship with the coaching staff. I’ve been down there a couple times and it’s really nice.”
It’s early into Abdur-Rahim’s recruitment and he’s more worried about his game than anything else at this point.
“It’s nice to receive the attention I have for my hard work but I’m not too worried about that stuff right now,” he said.