Some of the best high school recruits descended on John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday for the start of the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Among them was Jabri Abdur-Rahim, a four-star small forward, according to 247sports.com. Abdur-Rahim said he’s been in frequent contact with Virginia in recent months.
“I really like how they played in the [NCAA Tournament] championship game,” he said of the Cavaliers. “They’ve definitely been one of the more consistent schools to reach out to me.”
Abdur-Rahim said the Cavaliers have told him they view him as a potential elite level defender. They’ve even compared him to De’Andre Hunter, the reigning NCAA Defensive Player of the Year.
Abdur-Rahim’s father, Shareef, played 13 seasons in the NBA and has been offering advice to the Blair Academy (New Jersey) product.
“It’s been to keep my head level and not get too high or too low,” Abdur-Rahim said of his father’s advice.