Class of 2020 point guard Jabri Abur-Rahim announced on Tuesday that he will make his college decision on Wednesday.
Abdur-Rahim has been a Kansas target for some time, and even unofficially visited Kansas for Late Night in the Phog back in 2017.
Abdur-Rahim is expected to decide between Virginia and Michigan, but Villanova, Georgia and Harvard all remain in the hunt. Kentucky went to watch Abdur-Rahim in June, and he picked up offers from Texas, Virginia and Illinois in recent months.
Abdur-Rahim just wrapped up his official visit to Virgina in late June.
announcing my college decision tmrw, stay tuned🙏🏽— Jabri (@jabri404) July 9, 2019
The first big showcase weekend of the spring to come to the area has arrived and several top prospects on KU’s radar are coming to Kansas City, Mo., this weekend to participate in the second Under Armour Association event of the year at HyVee Arena, formerly Kemper Arena.
The event will feature some of the top players in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 recruiting classes and KUsports.com recruiting insider Matt Scott recently identified a few of the top players to keep an eye on.
Class of 2020 point guard and KU target Jalen Suggs figures to be a main attraction throughout the weekend. Suggs currently leads the UAA in scoring, at 23.5 points per game, and also leads in assists at 6.2 per game. Fellow 2020 point guard Ty Berry (No. 126) will be playing with KC RUN GMC and Class of 2022 small forward Mark Mitchell, also will play with KC RUN GMC’s 16U squad.
Oklahoma point guard Bryce Thompson, who is ranked No. 59 in the Class of 2020 per Rivals.com, also will be on hand playing for Oklahoma PWP.
While all of that’s going at HyVee Arena, RecruitLook KC Run, a showcase that boasts 88 teams from 16 different states and Canada, also will be happening this weekend across the state line at Okun Fieldhouse in Shawnee.
That event, which also will feature Suggs, will include a few other names to watch: Class of 2020 point guard Mike Saunders (a teammate of current KU target Tristan Enaruna’s), 2021 forward Chet Holmgren, and Xavier Foster, a 7-foot center from the Class of 2020 who holds an offer from Kansas, are among the biggest prospects in that event. Foster plays with a team known as Pure Prep.
Two others to watch include Class of 2022 guard Chris Morgan and Class of 2021 guard AJ Neal, with Showtime.
2019 SG Anthony Edwards will visit Kansas during the weekend of February 9th. Edwards, who reclassified into the 2019 class from the 2020 class shortly before Thanksgiving, is currently visiting Kentucky. Kentucky will host Mississippi State on Tuesday night before the Jayhawks head to Lexington next weekend.
Edwards is widely considered to be a top 10 prospect in the 2019 class. His size and strength (6'5" 215lbs) certainly jumps out, but his ability to score the ball in a variety of ways really separates him. He is aggressive, physical and is an elite athlete.
The Atlanta native is also considering Florida State, North Carolina and Georgia. He officially visited Georgia in early December, but has yet to schedule official visits to either Florida State or North Carolina.
A shooting guard in the Class of 2018, Christian Braun gave Kansas basketball coach Bill Self his verbal commitment on Sunday night during his in-home visit with the KU staff.
The 6-foot-5 Braun chose KU over Kansas State, Illinois, Minnesota and a host of other schools that turned up their recruitment of Braun after his impressive spring and summer with MOKAN Elite on the Nike EYBL circuit.
Braun will now shift his focus to his senior year at Blue Valley Northwest, where he looks to help his Northwest team to back to back state titles.