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Home arrow Recruiting News arrow Interest in for Philly guard Hakeem Baxter
Interest in for Philly guard Hakeem Baxter
Friday, 13 July 2012

ImageBy Bill Martin
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This past week we had a chance to get a number of the players from the Hunting Park Warriors on the phone to discuss the current state of their recruitment and a little about their games.

First up was 6-2 guard Hakeem Baxter out of Philadelphia Electric Charter.  

At this point Hakeem has quite a few schools looking at him but his recruitment is wide open.

Hakeem informed us that he currently has interest from Drexel, Quinnipiac, Siena, Norfolk State, Fairfield, Iona and Delaware.

While he doesn't have any offers yet, a strong summer could change that.

Hakeem is looking for a school that will be the best fit for him academically and athletically.  As of this week he does not have any leaders for his services.

So far Hakeem has been on just one unofficial visit and that was to Drexel.

We wanted to get a sense for what Hakeem thought his strengths and weaknesses were on the court.  According to Hakeem the strength of his game is his defense, which not a lot of players usually state as their biggest strength.  As far as what he needs to work on, Hakeem said his jumper was in need of improvement.

In order to improve his jumpshot he has been showing up an hour and a half early to AAU practice to work on his shot with his coach.

We have actually seen Hakeem in action on a couple of occasions and his self assessment is pretty spot on.  His defense was solid but he also finished around the cup very well.  Whether it was in transition or in heavy traffic.  He was also able to finish with either hand.

Hakeem did struggle with his jumpshot for the most part when we saw him, but he was not afraid to shoot the ball and did knock down a couple shots from beyond the arc.  While he ran point he looked to score more than distribute.  We would like to see more of what he can do as far as facilitating for his teammates.

Hakeem should get plenty of exposure playing with the Hunting Park Warriors this summer, so hopefully his hard work will pay of and he will see his first offer sometime soon.

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