Michigan freshman guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman threw down a nasty dunk in the Wolverines road loss at Maryland.
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With the lowly Michigan Wolverines down 34-28 with just over 16 minutes to go, 6’4″ freshman Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rakhman provided his team a little pick-me-up.
The Wolverines were grinding the clock to a halt but making no significant progress towards getting off a quality shot in the halfcourt. That’s when Abdur-Rakhman was given the ball at the top of the key beyond the 3-point line.
He did the rest almost entirely on his own.
He was given a side-screen around the free throw line extended, which helped him to get the basketball unimpeded. Once he got to the rim, a Maryland big man rotated to pick up Abdur-Rakhman but was much too late. The freshman guard made it seem as if no Terrapin defender was in the vicinity as he went up with power and determination.
It seemed as he slammed the ball through the hoop he was angry, possibly about missing most of the first half after picking up two quick fouls. Abdur-Rakhman came into the contest averaging just 3.8 points per game. By the time this contest was over, another disappointing loss for the Wolverines, 66-56, he had seven points and seven rebounds.
The Allentown, PA native entered Michigan as a two-star recruit according to ESPN. The story of how Abdur-Rakhman got to Michigan is worth a read. And his dunk Saturday was pretty nasty.
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