Abdur-Rahkman is a 6-foot-4 guard from Allentown, Pennsylvania that led his Allentown Catholic Central team to a 29-1 record last season while averaging over 23 points per game. He joins Kameron Chatman, DJ Wilson, Ricky Doyle and Austin Hatch as members of Michigan’s incoming class.
More on Abdur-Rahkman including rankings, background story, scouting reports and video after the jump.
John Beilein was open to the idea of adding a transfer when he met with the media last week.
“I would be open to transfers,” Beilein said. “At Canisius and Richmond and West Virginia, transfers were really important to us. If we have openings and there are transfers who fit who we are, we would be open to that.”
Two transfers from the West Coast, Cole Huff and Byron Wesley, have mentioned that they are interested in Michigan.
Cole Huff, a 6-foot-8, 205 pound forward from Nevada just finished his sophomore year. He will have two years of eligibility after sitting out next season. Huff averaged 12.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore, while shooting 50% on twos and 40% on threes (with close to a 50-50 distribution).
According to Huff’s AAU coach, Dayton, Iowa, Creighton, Vanderbilt and Michigan are the “schools he’s most interested in”. Huff has releases to Creighton, Dayton, Iowa, Michigan and Nebraska, but no visits have been set at this point. Originally barred from transferring anywhere on the West coast, Huff now also has a release to any West coast schools that aren’t in the Mountain West Conference.
By Joe Stapleton | 2013-14 Season | Posted on April 17, 2014 at 7:26 am
Wednesday night’s Michigan basketball banquet was a time for celebrating the past year’s accomplishments, as well as the team’s individual awards. But after all of the festivities, the media got to speak briefly with Caris LeVert. After closing the book on the 2013-2014 season, it was time to look ahead.
LeVert let on that he was invited to the Kevin Durant Skill Academy, which takes place in June.
“Yeah definitely (it will be cool to go to Durant’s camp),” LeVert said at the banquet. “When I got the invitation I was excited. That’s definitely a big thing for me.”
One of the reasons it’s so big is because of the similarities between LeVert’s and Durant’s games. While LeVert is shorter, he shares Durant’s lanky build as well as his offensive versatility. His teammates even went so far as to crown him with the nickname “Baby Durant” his freshman year.
LeVert was also asked about the NBA. The guard confirmed that he submitted his name to the Draft Advisory Board and examined his options, saying “we did the process.”
“Me, right now, obviously I’m coming back to school right now,” LeVert said. “That’s 100 percent. I’m coming back.”
By Joe Stapleton | 2013-14 Season | Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm
Spike Albrecht and Caris LeVert both spoke briefly with the media at the annual Michigan basketball banquet on Wednesday night. Albrecht talked about filling the leadership void next season with Jordan Morgan, Jon Horford, Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III leaving. LeVert talked about his own NBA evaluation process and confirmed that he is returning next season. You can watch both interviews using the embedded media players below.