I began speaking with Jabri Abdur-Rahim, the first question I asked the five-star was If the NBA and NCAA fall through with these new rules will he declare for the NBA draft after his senior year.
“No, I will not declare for the draft after high school. I will go to college for however long that is.”
When I think of Abdur-Rahim I think of a player who wants to develop into the best version of himself that he can be. USA coaches, scouts, AAU directors, etc, all believe Jabri will be special.
In an interview with USA Today HS, Abdur-Rahim said: “I just got to continue to get better,” Abdur-Rahim also added “There are a lot of great players here [USA CAMP] and a lot of great players in my class. And I have to keep working hard.”
Abdur-Rahim, the 20th-ranked player in the class of 2020, also picked up an offer from Georgetown over the weekend He has more than 20 high-major offers overall; Kansas, Arizona, Michigan State, Florida, Michigan, and Cal — his father’s alma mater — among the most notable.
Speaking of his father I also asked Jabri about his relationship with Shareef Abdur-Rahim a one-time NBA all-star big who played in the league for 13 seasons.
“My dad has been a huge help always motivating me and keep me grounded and things like that,” Abdur-Rahim said.
But when motivation comes to it’s highest, nothing stops that.
“I desire to be better than him.”
In the end, Jabri wants to find the college that will get him to the highest level he can get to. Out of all schools recruiting Jabri and or have offered him Kansas, Villanova, Arizona, Kentucky, Georgia, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State, Cal, USC, Georgetown have all been on him the HARDEST.
He will take no visits at this time but he did tell me once college football season begins he will take some visits and attend football games.