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April 30, 2014
Abdur-Rahkman signs his LOI
Michigan has officially made it five signees for John Beilein's Class of 2014, with 6-4 guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman signing his letter of intent to join the class.
Abdur-Rahkman, from Allentown, Pa., joins Kameron Chatman of Portland, D.J. Wilson from Sacramento, Ricky Doyle of Cape Coral, Fla., and Austin Hatch of Ft. Wayne, Ind., as a U-M signee. Another guard, 6-4 Aubrey Dawkins of New Hampton, N.H., has also committed to the Wolverines but has yet to sign, meaning Beilein cannot comment on him yet.
"We are very excited to add another gifted student-athlete, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, to our program," Beilein said. "His ability to create on offense, score the basketball and control game tempo will enable Muhammad-Ali to make valuable contributions to our backcourt. His strong character, leadership, skills and drive to improve add to the quality of young men we have in this incoming recruiting class."
Abdur-Rahkman earned four straight PIAA Class AAA All-State plaudits at Allentown Central Catholic High School, including first-team honors in 2013 and 2014. He helped his program to an 86-25 record in his career.
He averaged 23.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, capturing his school's record for career points with 2,136. He will join a Michigan program that has earned Big Ten titles in two of the past three seasons, along with advancing to the championship game and the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament over the past two seasons.