Class of 2020 standout and the NJ Gatorade Player of the Year Jabri Abdur-Rahim has announced that he will attend the University of Virginia.
Abdur-Rahim was down to Virginia and Michigan after serious interest from other top programs such as Michigan State, Villanova, Louisville, and more.
Averaging over 16 points and seven rebounds for Blair Academy last season, Jabri will join the Cavaliers as yet another talented guard/wing prospect in the fall of 2020. Virginia, of course, is coming off a national championship season, their first since 2011. The Cavaliers had DeAndre Hunter selected as a lottery pick in the NBA Draft this past June, with standouts Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome respectably making their way into the NBA ranks as well.
Jabri told me via text:
I’m going to Virginia and I chose them because I feel most comfortable with the staff and I felt they’d best prepare me to win on the college level and achieve my ultimate goal of playing in the NBA.
A three-level scorer and gifted shooter at 6-foot-5, Jabri Abdur-Rahim has all of the makings of a future pro and is currently ranked as the 28th prospect on ESPN’s 2020 top 100. Now that he’s made his college decision, he’ll enter his senior year focused on eclipsing his New Jersey high school legacy at Blair.