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Posted On: 06/18/18 1:55 PM
Culver City high school combo guard Keith Dinwiddie is finally seeing the end of a long rehabilitation tunnel after breaking his foot during the fall before his sophomore season.
The 6-foot-2 prospect missed a good portion of the high school season and his body wasn’t 100 percent right when he returned to the floor, but he’s made it clear this spring and summer that he’s back to his old self.
“My rehab went good. During the high school season it was kind of tricky, but now I’m back fully healthy,” Dinwiddie told Prep Hoops SoCal.
Evidence of Dinwiddie’s health comes by way of his jump shot. The junior-to-be is getting better lift, has improved his release point and timing, all of which have resulted in higher arc and softer touch on the rim.
“My jumper has been working for me this spring and summer,” he said. “I used to shoot it flat, but now that I’m getting more lift, I get more arc on my shot. I’m playing more physical and using my build to my advantage.”
Dinwiddie said things are going well for him and his teammates on The Truth’s 16u EYBL squad during the spring and summer.
“We just play together and play hard,” he said. “There are times where we’re selfish, but we get away from that and back to sharing the ball really quick.”
Dinwiddie was quick to mention defense as the aspect of his game that needs to most work and a lot of that has to do with him improving his conditioning.
“I need to be able to defend all 94 feet of the floor and not just in the half-court,” he said. “For me, it’s probably just conditioning. We’ve been running the track every Tuesday and Wednesday. We run one mile and my fastest time is around 5:10.”
Dinwiddie reports early interest from Montana, Liberty and UC San Diego.