Even though the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team is losing quite a bit of talent to the NBA Draft, they have solid talent coming in. Head coach John Beilein has announced that Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman, a 6'4" guard from Allentown, Pennsylvania, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Michigan.
Abdur-Rahkman left his mark as Central Catholic High School's all-time leading scorer in basketball with 2,136 career points. That points total also makes him sixth on the PIAA District 11 scoring list. In addition, he has earned PIAA Class AAA All-State honors four times (second team in 2011 and 2012 and first time in 2013 and 2014), was named to the Lehigh Valley All-Star Team four times, and was named Lehigh Valley Conference MVP in 2013 and 2014. His senior year was stellar as he averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
During his four years of high school basketball, Abdur-Rahkman has seen a lot of success. In that time span, the team had a record of 86-25 and won four PIAA District 11 Class AAA District titles, two Lehigh Valley Conference West Division titles, and the 2014 Lehigh Valley Conference title. He will see even more team success as he heads to a top basketball university that has the makings of remaining a contender for a while.
Coach Beilein is excited to have Abdur-Rahkman coming to the team. He sees a lot in the young guard and is confident that he can be a big part of the Wolverines' success in the next few years. "His ability to create an offense, score the basketball and control game temp will enable Muhammad-Ali to make valuable contributions to our backcourt," stated Beilein. "His strong character, leadership, skills and drive to improve add to the quality of young men we have in this incoming recruiting class."
There is a lot of upside to having Abdur-Rahkman in maize and yellow. He presents great talent and will be further developed by great coaching from John Beilein.Tags: John Beilein, Michigan, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA