Following Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman’s nine-point, four-rebound performance against Nebraska on Tuesday afternoon, Beilein compared him to a former NBA great.
“I can remember when Randy Smith was with the Buffalo Braves — I’m really dating myself,” the Michigan coach laughed. “He’d just run by people. And people would try and get in front of him. You’d say, ‘How is he going by him?’ And he would just do it. [Abdur-Rahkman] just can run by people on the fast break. And he doesn’t even know what he’s doing yet.”