NEW YORK — Shavar Newkirk already has a fistful of Division 1 scholarship offers, but he’s not satisfied.
The 6-foot Cardinal Hayes junior point guard holds offers from Seton Hall, Providence, Iona, Manhattan and Hofstra, among others.
“I hope to get more offers by continuing to put in the hard work,” Newkirk said this weekend after averaging 19.5 points as Hayes went 1-1 in two games at the SNY Invitational.
“I can’t stop getting better,” he added. “I have to work on every apsect of my game. That’s what makes me a good player, to have an all-around game, not just one specific thing.”
Newkirk is a tough, gritty New York City floor general with good court vision and a competitive edge. He needs to continue to develop his shooting stroke to take it to the next level.
“When Shavar becomes a real, real knock-down jump shooter then his recruiting is really going to skyrocket,” Cardinal Hayes coach Joe Lods said. “But that’s something he can work on. He’s got all the intangibles. Nobody wants to win more than him.”
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