Though his recruiting and game are just starting to develop, class of 2020 wing Jabri Abdur-Rahim is going to be one to know in the future.
The son of former NBA All-Star Shareef Abdur-Rahim, the 6-foot-6 wing knows that he has an advantage at home.
"I pick his brain a lot," said Abdur-Rahim of his father."I think it's a very big advantage. He always gives me advice because he knows the exact thing I'm going through now. It's nice to have somebody who has gone through it and knows what to tell you, how to make you feel better and what to worry about."
A big wing with strength and skill, Abdur-Rahim already has a well rounded game. He can shoot with range and he's inherited some of his father's ability to play in the post, something he's been focusing on.
"I usually play the two or the three and I think I've done a good job of utilizing my size against smaller defenders and taking them into the post," said Abdur-Rahim. "It's something I work on with my dad and it's something I think I've gotten better at over these last six or seven months."
College programs have taken early notice as well. Florida, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John's and Texas A&M have all offered scholarships while others like Kansas, Kentucky, California, Villanova, UConn, Maryland, Georgetown and Louisville have expressed early interest in the emerging prospect.
"We don't really worry about recruiting that much. I just go out and play right now. I think it will become a factor down the road in a few years when I start thinking about a decision. It's nice to get noticed by schools for what I'm doing, but I'm trying not to pay too much attention to it."