Posted On: 09/6/18 11:00 AM
High academic division one programs in need of a wing should take a look at Dejean Desire of Georgetown Prep. A defensive specialist on last year’s IAC Championship team, the 6-foot-5+ wing will be asked to pick up his offensive production to help account for the loss of four significant seniors. Desire spoke more on that and his current recruitment during a recent interview with Prep Hoops.
PH: Prep won the IAC last year, and you were obviously a key player. How do you see your role evolving from last year to this year?
DD: “My offensive role is what is going to increase the most because we lost some of our main scorers this year.”
PH: What’s the most improved part of your overall game since the past high school season?
DD: “Most improved part of my game I’d say would be my jump shot and my ball handling.”
PH: What do you think you will need to work on as you get ready for college?
DD: “To get ready for college, I need to keep working on my shot off the dribble. Also continuing to understand the game more and more.”
PH: How are your grades?
DD: “My grades are good. I have a 3.0 GPA, and a 1290 SAT score.”
PH: Who is recruiting you the hardest right now?
DD: “Dartmouth and Columbia are recruiting me the hardest.”
PH: Which schools are trying to get you on campus?
DD: “Dartmouth and Marist are trying to get me on campus.”
PH: What are your short and long-term goals?
DD: “Short term goals: I want to win another IAC Championship. Long term is to get a good education and to have a successful basketball career.”
PH: What factors do you consider important when looking at schools?
DD: “I’m looking for a balance between great academics and a great basketball program.”
PH: How do you see yourself fitting into a college program?
DD: “I see myself as a guy who is going to bring hard work and dedication wherever I go. I won’t see it hard to fit in anywhere.”
Dejean Desire is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-40 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Maryland and DC’s 2019 class, click here.