Basketball Recruiting: Hikeem Stewart Picks Washington

By Marcus Shockley

Hikeem Stewart (6’4″, PG/SG, 2011), has reportedly made his college choice, picking the University of Washington. Stewart is a native of Washington and attends the well-known Ranier Beach High School in Seattle.

Ranier Beach was also known for where his older brothers, Lodrick and Rodrick, attended before also playing Division I level basketball themselves. Despite many who thought Stewart was playing the summer circuit as an attempt to draw more interest, he says that’s not the case.

According to Stewart, he was sure about his college choice at the end of his junior high school year, before his solid AAU summer season:

“It feels really good, because it was getting out of hand with so many colleges calling,” Stewart said. “I was like, there’s no point in me going through this. I already know where I’m going. I’m just going to make my announcement now.”

I have not seen enough of Stewart to give a full scouting report. What I have seen is that he’s a natural forward that will need to make the move to a guard in order to really advance. He plays defense well and is a solid passing forward. He can handle the ball well enough to play SG.

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