Posted On: 06/20/18 11:00 AM
Ishmael Leggett, a class of 2020 point guard for St. John’s and Team Takeover, has been a busy man since June 15. Towson, Loyola (MD), Mount St. Mary’s, and Stony Brook have all recently offered the rising junior workhorse. Leggett discussed his recruitment and other topics in further detail during a recent interview with Prep Hoops.
PH: Which schools are recruiting you the hardest right now?
IL: VCU, George Mason, and Oklahoma State have reached out. I have an offer from GW, obviously.”
PH: You obviously got great experience in your first two seasons. What do you think your role will be like this year?
IL: “Leadership role is going to be huge. I’m settling into the point guard position. That responsibility is on my back. Each game I just have to play to my best abilities.”
PH: What’s the most improved part of your overall game?
IL: “Definitely ball handling. I’ve been working on that since I’m playing point guard this year. I gotta be able to handle the pressure, and make quick decisions.”
PH: What could be considered underrated about your game?
IL: “My pull-up. I’m still working on it though. I just have to get in the gym and keep working.”
PH: What else are you working on right now?
IL: Everything really. Shooting. Dribbling. Working on getting my feet quicker to play better defense. And working on the bounce obviously.”
PH: What are your plans for the rest of the month?
IL: “Summer league. Just in the gym. Every day. In the gym. Just working.”
PH: How are your grades?
IL: “I came out with a 3.5 end of the year. Exams went well.”
PH: What do you hope to accomplish at summer league?
IL: “I’m trying to get a ship like last year, and get a boost off into the regular season.”
PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?
IL: “Definitely leadership. The ability to lead a team, both on and off the court. And leading by example.”
Ishmael Leggett is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-15 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2020 class, click here.
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