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Jabri Abdur-Rahim discusses who has been the most active in his recruitment & more

By Pat Lawless, 06/13/19, 9:30AM EDT

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Jabri-Abdur Rahim talks the latest with his recruitment

Jabri-Abdur Rahim had one of the biggest crowd of reporters around him in day one’s action at the NBPA Top 100 Camp and a lot of it has to do with how active his recruitment has been lately. There are multiple schools who are making the class of 2020 prospect a priority.

“I would probably say Virginia, Texas, Michigan, Villanova, Kansas, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech has been on me really hard and just started to jump in, Florida and Cal-Berkeley,” he said.

The Top 100 Camp is taking place at the University of Virginia and the Cavaliers are hoping to see him make a return to Charlottesville for his college career.

“They have been on me really really hard especially these last couple months,” Abdur-Rahim said. “Obviously, I really like how they played in the championship game and they’ve been one of the schools to reach out to me on a consistent basis. They just want me coming in being an elite defender. They see me coming in and filling in a DeAndre Hunter type of role so I really like what he is saying.”

Michigan has been tracking Abdur-Rahim for quite some time, but John Beilein had recently taken the Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coaching position. Newly hired Michigan Wolverines Head Coach Juwan Howard has reached out to Abdur-Rahim.

“He just recently reached out and we just connected for the first time so it’s been really good to get to know him,” Abdur-Rahim said. “I know some of his staff from previous relationships so it seems like they have something really positive going on there.”

Villanova has given him comparisons to show how he could fit into their program. 

“They’ve been on me since day one and their message has been to be a Mikal Bridges and Josh Hart kind of guy,” he said. “They want me to be a guy who can come in and guard multiple positions and they said they can help me reach my ultimate goal.”

His father Shareef Abdur-Rahim went to Cal-Berkeley and Head Coach Mark Fox is pitching to his son to come in and continue his legacy.

“That’s basically been their message to me and they have been in contact a lot,” Abdur-Rahim said. “He has been saying to shatter all your Dad’s records and continue the legacy at Cal-Berkeley.”

Shareef Abdur-Rahim has told his son to stay level headed throughout the recruitment process.

“It’s been to keep my head level and to not get too high or low,” he told Prep Circuit. “He wants me to make sure I’m always humble and taking my time with the recruiting process and not make any rash decisions.”

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