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Recruitment Process Picking Up For Nation's Top Freshman
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (10:02 AM CT, Thu October 27, 2016)
Abdur-Rahim has proven he's the best 2020 in the country
Abdur-Rahim has proven he's the best 2020 in the country
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

New York, NY (Future150) -- Every year, the staff at the Jim Couch Showcase attempts to put together a group of players comprised of top athletes from both the tri-state area and around the country. This year was no different, with the class of 2020 game being especially loaded. 

One of the main headliners was Jabri Abdur-Rahim, who recently rose to #1 in Future150's class of 2020 rankings

A 6-foot-6 wing, Abdur-Rahim handles the ball exceptionally well. He got the rim at will this past weekend, and showed a nice mid-range game, as well as knocked down shots from beyond the arc. 

A fluid and skilled athlete, it appears that the ceiling for him is almost non-existent. What's even more impressive about Abdur-Rahim is that his basketball IQ rivals his physical tools and skills. 

That's less of a surprise when you take into account that Abur-Rahim's father, Shareef, played in the NBA for 12 years before working in the Kings front office and being the General Manager for the Reno Bighorns, the Kings D-league team.

A move to working for the NBA brought the family to New Jersey, where Jabri will suit up for Seton Hall Prep.

"I like Seton Hall Prep, it's a great mix of being a basketball school and really good academics. I feel like I will get a lot better there, I know I need to get stronger and become a better finisher", said Abdur-Rahim. 

While he has yet to log a minute in a regular season High School game, the recruiting process has already begun. Texas A&M and Rutgers have offered, while UConn, St. Johns, Tulane, Cal, Kansas, MSU have all shown interest in the past year. 

Expect that list to grow this season. While Abdur-Rahim may still be settling in on the East Coast, it's only a matter of time before college coaches catch wind of his potential and head up to West Orange to get their own glimpse of the top freshman in the country, and they won't be dissapointed. 


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