Michigan plays Armstrong State in an exhibition game on Friday, but the Wolverines will be without junior shooting guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman due to a right ankle injury.
He rolled his ankle in practice on Thursday, but it is not a serious injury. As a matter of fact, Abdur-Rahkman should be ready to play in Michigan’s opening regular season game on November 11th against Howard.
From Central Catholic High School (PA), Abdur-Rahkman joined the Wolverines for the 2014-15 season, but really started to shine in 2015-16. During last season, the shooting guard logged 27.8 minutes per game and averaged 8.6 points, 1.7 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.
Believe it or not, Abdur-Rahkman was just a two-star prospect out of high school and was ranked No. 382 in the 2014 class, according to 247Sports. After a lot of improvement, he will play a huge factor to help get Michigan to another NCAA Tournament.
Abdur-Rahkman should get the start on November 11th for Michigan’s regular season opener along with Derrick Walton Jr., Zak Irvin, Duncan Robinson and Moritz Wagner/Mark Donnal.