Rahk is Ham and not MAAR?

Submitted by iawolve on March 18th, 2018 at 11:44 AM
I don’t claim to be “in” on certain player particulars, I assume if I see something enough like MAAR that is is simply a thing. I noticed a quote by Poole calling MAAR “Ham” in the oral history article linked below since he yelled “Ham” on the court when he wanted the ball. Ham referenced the same saying it is his nickname. I guess he might be Ham from Muhammed if you play with a mispronounciation of his name. However, I would prefer him being called Ham since he is “hard as a motherf*cker” out on the court. Not sure if anyone knows the backstory. http://www.mlive.com/expo/erry-2018/03/9c2939116a/an_instant_oral_histo…


Mitch Cumstein

March 18th, 2018 at 11:50 AM ^

It’s funny, I’ve heard coach B call him Rahk, so I figured that was it. The site has been calling him MAAR since he arrived, I thought maybe they knew something.

901 P

March 18th, 2018 at 11:52 AM ^

I wasn't aware of this until I watched the press conference last night. Poole was referring to him as "Ham," but pronounced more like "Hahm" or "Haam" (or imagine like the "Han" in "Han Solo," but with an "M" at the end). 

901 P

March 18th, 2018 at 12:07 PM ^

I was also thinking about "rhymes with Tom." But yes--just saying that it sounds like the middle part of his name would have been the best explanation. Point taken!


March 18th, 2018 at 12:29 PM ^

This is odd given that, I assume (from his name), that he most likely does not consume "ham". Or bacon. Or pork chops. Wow, I'm hungry right now... 


March 18th, 2018 at 2:39 PM ^

MAAR is strictly the nickname given to him by this blog. His nickname with players and the program in general has never been MAAR.

I also believe Poole called him Hahm not Ham. Different pronunciation.


March 18th, 2018 at 2:46 PM ^

...it was odd seeing him be so short with his shots, and then not use his left on that last layup attempt. Still, he executed that last play to perfection. Anyone else see Livers running down the other side wide open? I wonder if he would have been an option or if time would’ve run out.