The Georgetown Hoyas have thrown their names in the hat in the race for shooting guard Hannif Cheatham, a member of the 2015 recruiting class.
Cheatham, a Florida native, plays for the Nike Team Florida EYBL team and Big East Coast Bias and Hoyas247 recently had the chance to check out the 6-foot-5 shooting guard that the Hoyas are showing interest in.
"I thought we came out strong," said Cheatham after he finished with 11 points (5/5 FG) and four assists in a 96-67 win for Nike Team Florida over The Challenge (AL). "First game we should have won that one but ended up giving it up. In this game we came out strong and made a statement. My individual play, it was one of those games where you score you score and then your team just ends up getting a blowout win and it gets you out of the game. Other than that we played really well."
Cheatham did have a good weekend, as he averaged 13.5 points and was close to shooting 58.0 percent from the field, but fell just shy at 57.1. The Fort Lauderdale native has a style that many people would like should he receive an offered an offer from the Hoyas.
"My style of play is just running, getting up the floor and letting my point guard be the distributor of the offense," Cheatman said. "When I get the ball I make everything happen. Passing, scoring, rebounding, and just doing everything for my team".
The shooting guard does make a big impact on the floor and he's always one of the most unselfish players on the floor. As a player, I really believe his game speaks for itself and I believe an offer is headed his way soon.
Hailing from Florida, Cheatham certainly knows the history of the Hoyas program. One thing that Cheatham likes is how the coaching staff lets the players play. The Hoya basketball style of old is coming to end, and it will be a mix of big men and guards playing with no restraint.
"I am really familiar with them," he told Hoyas247. "They are a really big university and have a lot of history and their winning is great. It's somewhere that lets their guards and big men play. It is somewhere I will be considering."
Coach Kevin Sutton is recruiting him really hard, and even though the program has not extended an offer yet, they manage to keep up with him. And from what Cheatham told us, he values relationships with coaches very highly.
"A relationship with the coach," said Cheatham. "I want a place I can feel like home when I am away from home, a place that makes me a better person off the court and on the court. Just somewhere I can get better and reach my goals."