Jabri Abdur-Rahim

  • Small Forward
  • Class of 2020
  • Blairstown, NJ (Blair Academy)
  • 6-7, 205 lbs
  • Status: UVA Signee
  • Verbal Date: 2019-07-10
Notes: 2019 NBPA Top 100 Camp observations from Sabre Editor and Basketball Guru Kris Wright - UVA’s recruitment with Abdur-Rahim has been picking up steam this spring and into the early summer, matching what has been steady progress in his performances on the travel circuit. He’s been turning in increasingly impressive outings according to recruiting analysts and he followed that up by leading the Top 100 Camp in scoring at 17.3 points per game over six games. He finished second in the event with 14 made 3-pointers, while also making 28 free throws so this is someone that can score on outside shots or going to the rim. He ended camp shooting 47.7% overall, 50.0% from 3-point range, and 84.8% at the free throw line. At 6’7” and 205 pounds on the Top 100 roster, Abdur-Rahim looks long and lean among his peers with what’s reported as a 6’9.5” wing span. In other words, this is the prototype wing in the NBA and in the college ranks if you’re looking for a versatile player that can play bigger in small ball lineups but still hold down a traditional perimeter spot in other lineups. He really eats up ground going to the rim as his long strides cover territory quickly and that leaves opponents behind with bad angles; he appears to throw defenders off with his long limbs and movements. He appeared to be comfortable working quickly in isolation when windows opened and could create his own shot. On top of that, Abdur-Rahim showed really strong catch-and-shoot form from the old college 3-point line and a good hop step pullup jumper out to 3-point range as well. He hit an on-the-hop 3-pointer to tie the game late in one session. If you’re looking for areas with less polish, Abdur-Rahim logged just 5 assists in six games (0.8 per game) and averaged 2.7 rebounds during camp. He can do more in both of those categories with his skill set. Every now and then, he was a little high with his dribble and that look like it slowed his first step at times as well. Still, here’s the part that really makes Virginia look like a good fit: he gets it done defensively and looks like he wants to play on that end. In the same game he hit that 3 to tie, he also pinned a shot on the glass to save the go-ahead bucket as a help defender in the final 20 seconds. Abdur-Rahim has the versatility to switch onto defenders across at least three positions and likely could push that to be able to cover all but true centers with strength and quickness gains that are coming in college.

College Info

School Interest Offer
  VirginiaUVA Signee Yes
  ArkansasARK None Yes
  FloridaFLA None Yes
  CaliforniaCAL None Yes
  ArizonaAZ None Yes
  MarylandMD None Yes
  MichiganMICH None Yes
  KansasKANSAS None Yes
  Seton HallSHU None Yes
  ConnecticutUCONN None Yes
  VillanovaVILL None Yes
  VanderbiltVANDY None Yes


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