Sports and business intersect in the recruitment of high-school athletes, removing the competition from the field or court and bringing it into family rooms all across the country. As coaches make their pitches to athletes and their families, ESPN Recruiting Nation is on the trail as well with this weekly studio show that delves into high-school athletes and their potential impact on the college scene. The hourlong program also provides inside information surrounding recruiting news and features analysis from a staff of national and regional experts, including Tom Luginbill, Craig Haubert, Jamie Newberg and Corey Long.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
ESPN Recruiting Nation - Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman - Netflix
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (born September 1, 1994) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines. Abdur-Rahkman played high school basketball for Allentown Central Catholic High School in his hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he was a four-time Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class AAA All-State selection. In college, he set the Michigan record for career games played (144). As a college senior, he was a 2018 All Big Ten honorable mention honoree by both the coaches and the media.. He was part of the 2016–17 Wolverines team that reached the sweet sixteen round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and the 2017–18 team that reached the Championship Game of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. He was a member of Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament champions in 2017 and 2018.
ESPN Recruiting Nation - Freshman season - Netflix
Abdur-Rahkman matriculated to the University of Michigan where he became roommates with Aubrey Dawkins. He made his NCAA debut for Michigan against Hillsdale on November 15 along with 6 other true freshmen and a redshirt freshman, but was held scoreless. He scored his first points on December 9 in a loss to Eastern Michigan. On January 17, 2015 in his first career start (in place of Spike Albrecht), Abdur-Rahkman made the three point shot that provided the margin of victory against Northwestern. On January 27 against Nebraska, Abdur-Rahkman moved into the starting lineup when Derrick Walton went down with an injury. Walton remained sidelined the rest of the season. On February 1, Abdur-Rahkman posted a career-high 18 points in the rivalry game against Michigan State, but Michigan lost in overtime. On March 12, Abdur-Rahkman tallied 15 points and a career-high eight rebounds against Illinois in the second round of the 2015 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to help Michigan extend its streak of opening round wins in the tournament to nine.
ESPN Recruiting Nation - References - Netflix