Special Event featuring Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf @ MEC IL
Muslim Education Center
8601 N. Menard Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
Sunday, November 19
Program Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969) is a former American professional basketball player. Abdul-Rauf played basketball for Gulfport High School before enrolling at Louisiana State University to play college basketball for the Tigers.
His nine-year NBA career, spent with the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies, was marked by an appearance in the Slam Dunk Contest as well as by one of the most accurate free-throw shooting records ever. Considered one of the greatest free-throw shooters in the history of the game, Abdul-Rauf missed the all-time free-throw shooting NBA season record by only a single miss in the 1995–96 season. After his NBA career, he played in multiple leagues around the world.
In 1991, he converted to Islam and changed his name from Chris Jackson to his current one in 1993. He is the father of five children. After his basketball career was over, Abdul-Rauf moved to Atlanta, since his house in his hometown was burned to the ground in 2001. (source: Wikipedia)
RSVP REQUIRED ONLINE - SEATING IS LIMITED
- Nov 19, 2017 07:00 PM
- Nov 19, 2017 09:00 PM
- Event Category
- Town Hall
- Contact Person
- Aiman Aishat
- (847) 470-8801
- 8601 N. Menard Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053