Want to see more highlights of the University of Virginia men’s basketball program’s recruiting class of 2020? Blair Academy head coach Joe Mantegna, Courtside Films, and Phenom Hoop Report produced new videos of consensus 4-star recruits Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Reece Beekman, and Carson McCorkle within the past several days.
Abdur-Rahim played in five games before a foot injury sidelined the 6’7” wing for the rest of his senior season. The Blair Academy (Blairstown, N.J.) senior was hoping to play in the Jordan Brand Classic on March 27, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Abdur-Rahim’s all-around game is on display in his senior highlights below, which were produced by Blair Academy head coach Joe Mantegna.
“He had more highlights in 3 scrimmages and 2 games than many players have in a season,” Blair head coach Joe Mantegna tweeted about Abdur-Rahim, who helped the Bucs win league and state titles in 2019.
The 6’3” point guard out of Scotlandville Magnet has been named the 2020 Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Louisiana. As a senior he averaged close to a triple-double, churning out 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists per game while leading the Hornets to a Division 1 state championship. Beekman captured four state championships in four years at the Baton Rouge school.
In addition to his on-court accomplishments, Beekman has a 4.11 GPA and, according to his Gatorade POY page, volunteers in the community “locally delivering food to needy families, and he has donated his time to elementary school literacy programs and as a youth basketball coach.”
Courtside Films posted the following highlight package of Beekman after he was named Gatorade Player of the Year. Click here to read Beekman’s Gatorade POY page, which includes a link to his Gatorade POY press release, a quote from an opposing coach, stats and accolades.
As was the case with Abdur-Rahim, McCorkle missed most of his senior season with a foot injury. The 6’3” shooting guard underwent surgery on his injured foot around mid-January.
Phenom Hoop Report produced the below highlight package of the future Hoo. Clips from the sharpshooting guard’s AAU career and high school career, which began at Broughton High in Raleigh and ended at Greensboro Day, are included. McCorkle helped Greensboro Day capture the NCISAA 4A state championship in 2019. The Bengals fell in the semifinals to eventual champion Cannon School this year.