Posted On: 11/26/19 1:32 PM

The definition of star power is Blair Academy standout Jabri Abdur-Rahim. His father, Shareef, played 12 seasons in the NBA. Now he can watch his son rise to the top of New Jersey basketball.

Abdur-Rahim is ranked as the No. 1 player in the state and No. 32 in ESPN's Top 100 players. The four-star recruit chose to play his college ball at Virginia over some other big names such as Michigan State, Kansas, Florida, and Michigan. As a junior, he averaged 15.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Abdur-Rahim's accomplishments earned him the 2018-2019 Gatorade New Jersey Boys Basketball Player of the Year. As a senior he will have a chance to join Jahvon Quinerly, Karl Anthony-Towns, and Tim Thomas as two-time winners of the award.

Abdur-Rahim was also named a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award. In 2019-2020, he can become the first player from New Jersey to win the award since Towns at St. Joe's Metuchen.

At 6'7, Abdur-Rahim will fit in perfectly with how Virginia plays basketball. They were a defensive powerhouse on their way to a National Championship in college basketball last season. So far in 2019, their defense

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