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Posted On: 10/12/18 5:00 AM
Landon Hawes, a class of 2020 wing from Potomac Falls, looks set for a break out season. At 6-foot-4, Hawes is a skilled scorer with range and some wiggle to his game. During a recent interview with Prep Hoops, he discussed his overall game while touching on his recruitment among other topics.
PH: For those who haven’t seen you play, how would you describe your game?
LH: “I’m more of a lengthy three. All through my life I’ve been a three, but now I’m just starting to hit my growth spurt and that’s helped me a lot. The last couple of years I’ve been a shooter, but I’ve been working really hard on my driving game. I can do both now, and players just can’t read my shot. I’ve been working on my pull-up game. Trying to get the mid range shot down too.”
PH: You play off two feet around the basket often, which I like. What inspired you to use those ball-fakes and be so fundamentally sound?
LH: “Just growing up in a basketball family. My dad has been the coach here ever since the school opened. Just the knowledge of the game, and my trainers at Evolution have been helping me with off-balance finishes; finishing through contact. Working with the heavy ball.”
PH: What’s underrated about your game right now?
LH: “Probably how I can get to the cup. I might not look the part, but I can get by you with a good first step.”
PH: What else are you working on now besides getting stronger?
LH: “Really just becoming a knock down shooter. I didn’t shoot it particularly well last year for Potomac Falls. I’m just trying to get that down this year, especially mid range.”
PH: What are your short and long term goals?
LH: “Short term goals: Try to have a good season at Potomac Falls. We had some players leave, but next man up. Long term goals: to play in college at the highest level I can.”
PH: What is your GPA right now?
LH: “I’m taking the SAT in November. My GPA is a 3.76 right now. Still trying to get that up.”
PH: Talk about how your role has grown over time at Potomac Falls
LH: “This year I need to be a leader vocally, and by example for my team. A lot of these kids will be first year varsity players, so I have to show them how it is.”
PH: Who is recruiting you right now?
LH: VMI, Georgian Court, Millersville, CNU, York, Marymount.
PH: What do you think you can bring to a college program?
LH: “Just my energy, and my knowledge for the game. Someone who wants to be there every day, and can also get it done in the classroom.”