SEMINOLE STATE, Oklahoma, February 14, 2016 – After spending just half of his second College basketball season at Seminole State College, Hakeem Simon can be making another move in furthering his career.
The 6’11” 228lbs power forward transfered to Seminole State this season after playing his first year at Western Oklahoma State where he had played 18 of 32 games.
Simon has verbally committed to signing with McNeese State University but he says the door is still open.
“It is possible; I can decommit and commit to a bigger school if it’s a better option”.
Many athletes will have the challenge of balancing academics and sports and Simon has done well thus far.
“Keeping up in the classroom while playing sports is an extremely difficult thing to do especially when your always physically and mentally worn from the athletics but I have managed well by just staying dedicated to hard work. Getting to class on time and completing my assignments also helps.”
Hakeem Simon is one of many Grenadians currently studying and playing basketball in the USA and recently Simon played his first game against two fellow countrymen Kevin Cox and Arkim Robertson who attends Western Oklahoma State.
“Playing against my former school, teammates and fellow Grenadian players was a great experience. Made me appreciate how blessed we all are to be out here doing what we love, chasing success. I must say that was the best game of the season just because it was a representation of Grenada.”
Not many would get this opportunity to do something positive and Simon is prepared to make the best of it.
“Two years ago neither of us could of envisioned this so I must appreciate the opportunity and not take it for granted. I must say that was the best game of the season just because it was a representation of Grenada.”
Hakeem Simon has roughly two years of college basketball left in his granted 4 years of college eligibility and is also pursuing a career in Marketing.