Following the 2013-14 season, Coach John Beilein suddenly faced significant roster depletion. In addition to the graduation of senior, Jordan Morgan, Sophmores Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III opted for the NBA. Unexpectedly, sophmore Mitch McGary also took the NBA route and Jon Horford opted to take a 5th year grad transfer to Florida. Beilein already had a 4 man class comitted for 2014 that consisted of Kam Chatman, D.J. Wilson, Ricky Doyle and Austin Hatch (who had reclassified from 2013). He would add Aubrey Dawkins and on April 19, 2014 receive a late verbal comittment from Muhammad-Ali Abdur Rahkman.
Abdur-Rahkman, from Allentown, PA CC, was a 6'4" guard that 247sports listed as a 2 star and ranked #434 on their composit. This year, the senior was a team captain and made All Big Ten Honorable Mention. With game(s) still to play, he already ranks in the top 40 in numerous Michigan career statistics: #3 in games played at 138 (Jordan Morgan 141, Zak Irvin 142), #11 in games started 110 (trailing Sims/Relford 111), #8 minutes played at 3,933, #26 in minutes per game at 29.0, #33 in field goal attempts with 976, #39 in field goals made with 438, #12 in 3 point attempts with 397, #13 in 3 pointers made at 149, #14 in 3 point % at .375, #18 in steals with 104, #20 in assist with 279 (Zak Irvin 282) and #35 in total points scored with 1,227 (Trey Burke 1,231).
By all accounts, he is a fine young man and a credit to the University of Michigan. Those who stay will be champions.