Shareef Abdur-Rahim is a former professional basketball player and an assistant coach in the National Basketball Association. In 2002, he was named an NBA All-Star while with the Atlanta Hawks. He was also named to the 1997 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Julius Shareef Abdur-Rahim was born on December 11, 1976, in Marietta, Georgia. He stands 206 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 102 kg. His parents are Aminah and William Abdur-Rahim. He is a devout Muslim.

Many of his family members played basketball for college, including his brothers Muhammad and Amir. He is married to Delicia Abdur-Rahim and they have two kids together. His son Jabir Abdur-Rahim plays collegiate basketball for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Position Power Forward
Height / weight 2.06 m / 102 kg
Born 11 Dec 1976
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Reef
Team History
233 sacramento kings Sacramento 2005 - 2008
227 portland trail blazers Portland 2004 - 2005
212 atlanta hawks Atlanta 2001 - 2004
Vancouver Grizzlies Vancouver Grizzlies 1996 - 2001

High School and College Career

He attended Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. He was Mr. Georgia Basketball twice, in 1994 and again in 1995. He was also named to the First-team Parade All-American.

In 1995, he committed to play for the University of California. In 1996, he was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Also in 1996, he was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year. He also received All-American honors and was named to the Third-Team All-American.

Professional Career

Abdur-Rahim was drafted into the NBA in 1996. He was a first-round pick and selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies third overall. In his first year with Memphis, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1997.

In 2001, he was acquired by the Atlanta Hawks. While with the Hawks, he was named an NBA All-Star in 2002. In 2004, the Hawks traded him to the Portland Trail Blazers. In 2005, he was traded to the New Jersey Nets but scar tissue in his knee caused him to fail the physical exam. He later became a free agent and signed with the Sacramento Kings.

He played his final seasons in the NBA with the Kings. Persistent knee injuries sidelined him and in his final season with the NBA, the 2007-2008 season, he only played six games. He retired soon after.

In 2008, he returned to the NBA and served as an Assistant Coach for the Kings for two seasons.

Career Highlights

  • 2002 - NBA All-Star
  • 1997 - NBA All-Rookie First Team
  • 1996 - Third-team All-American – AP,NABC
  • 1996 - Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 1996 - First-team All-Pac-10
  • 1996 - Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
  • 1995 - First-team ParadeAll-American
  • 1994, 1995 - Mr. Georgia Basketball

Team History:

As a Coach:

  • 2008–2010 - Sacramento Kings(Assistant)

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