Shareef Abdur-Rahim was a very productive NBA player after being selected with the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft back in 1996. He averaged over 18 points a game during his 13-year career, and made the All-Star Game in 2002. Now, his son Jabri Abdur-Rahim is emerging as a top talent.
The younger Abdur-Rahim is a four-star wing at New Jersey’s Blair Academy. The private school has produced a number of college stars and NBA players.
He’s ranked No. 59 in the country, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. The site has him No. 16 among small forwards, and third in New Jersey.
One of the 29 programs who have reportedly offered Jabri Abdur-Rahim is the Kansas Jayhawks.
Bill Self is starting to ramp up his recruitment of the NBA legacy, taking a recent trip out to visit Abdur-Rahim.
From The Wichita Eagle:
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self recently made a trip out East to visit Jabri Abdur-Rahim, a 2020 top-50 recruit who plays at national powerhouse Blair Academy.
“They definitely have been in contact throughout the year,” he told The Star. “Things have started to pick up. It’s definitely a school I’m interested in.”
He gave an update to his recruiting timeline as well. Abdur-Rahim wants to start and figure out his list of finalists and establish the schools he will visit toward the end of the summer/beginning of the fall.
Per the report by the Eagle, he says that Kansas will “definitely” get a visit.
Other programs that have come through with an offer include Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, NC State Texas A&M, and Michigan, which he visited before John Beilein’s departure.