Posted On: 06/30/18 11:00 AM
It seems like each time we see RJ Blakney hit the court, he displays an arsenal of new skills. The ultra productive and super versatile class of 2019 wing prospect, who is flying somewhat under-the-radar these days, is being actively recruited by a handful of local mid-major division one programs. Blakney discussed his recruitment and the improvements he’s made to his overall game in further detail during a recent interview with Prep Hoops.
PH: What type of role do you think you will have this upcoming season?
RB: “Being a leader. As far as leading the team. Each and every day in practice and games I gotta be a leader. Show these young guys how to get it done.”
PH: What is the most improved area of your game since the past season?
RB: “Right now most improved is ball-handling. Just seeing the court, and my mid-range. All aspects of my game. I’m getting really good with my ball-handling though. That’s the most important thing.”
PH: What do you think you need to work on?
RB: “I need to continue to work on my shot. Get more shots in. Keep working on it so I can feel comfortable when I’m on the wing. Everything else, I just need to keep on getting stronger with. Making my strengths even stronger, and my weaknesses my strengths. No weaknesses in my game.”
PH: Who’s recruiting you the hardest?
RB: “George Mason, St. Bonaventure, George Washington, and St. Joseph’s.”
PH: What type of feedback do you get from schools that are recruiting you about your game?
RB: “They say that I can change a lot. I’m an instant impact player. They always say my upside is high.”
PH: Have you taken any visits recently, and are any coming up soon?
RB: “I took an unofficial visit to George Mason. On Thursday I’m going to GW.”
PH: What do you want to accomplish over the summer?
RB: “I’m playing with Team BBC, and we’re going to New York. Try to win that. That’s the goal. Get better, and just see where I’m at from there.”
PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?
RB: “I can bring leadership. Scoring, defense. Be a two-way player. Anything the coach needs.”
RJ Blakney is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-five prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2019 class, click here.