It’s anybody’s guess which elite college basketball program Pines Charter star Haanif Cheatham will make an oral commitment to on Friday. Cheatham’s long-awaited decision is expected to arrive shortly after 2 p.m. inside the school.
Marquette, Heat superstar Dwyane Wade’s alum, became the latest NCAA Tournament regular to throw its hat into the Cheatham recruiting ring when the 2013-14 Florida Dairy Farmer’s Class 6A Player of the Year and Rivals.com four-star prospect paid an official visit last weekend. Miami, Georgetown, Murray State, Pittsburgh, Georgia, Wichita State and Cincinnati are among other big-name programs which have offered Cheatham.
Whoever is fortunate to land the left-handed 6-5 point guard will get a prospect with a high IQ and extremely diverse skill set.
As a junior, Cheatham proved to be a triple-double threat every time he walked out on the court, averaging 26.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Cheatham finished with four triple-doubles and led Pines Charter (18-6) to the 6A Region 4-6A Finals, where the Jaguars lost to eventual state champion Miami Norland.
Against a formidable spring and summer AAU schedule, Cheatham shone for Nike Team Florida, averaging 16.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in Nike EYBL competition.
VOLLEYBALLDouglas d. Coral Glades 25-12, 31-29, 26-24 Venice d. Cardinal Gibbons 25-15, 25-16, 31-29
GIRLS’ SWIMMINGSt. Thomas Aquinas 150, Plantation 17; St. Thomas Aquinas 123, Douglas 57; Douglas 138, Plantation 19
BOYS’ SWIMMINGSt. Thomas Aquinas 146, Plantation 22; St. Thomas Aquinas 109, Douglas 67; Douglas 142, Plantation 22:
BOYS’ GOLFPine Crest 162, North Broward Prep 171 (at Coral Ridge Country Club)
GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALLHighlands Christian Academy d. Coral Springs Christian 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 Chaminade d. Somerset 25-9, 25-4, 25-7
Coconut Creek vs. West Broward (Flanagan), 7:00
Sheridan Hills Christian vs. Northwest Christian (NWC), 4:30
Princeton Christian vs. Zion Lutheran (Zion Lutheran), 5:30