Born June 6th, 1995... Majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry... Aspires to one day become a chemical engineer or a professional baseball player... Chose PBA because it was a great blend of faith, an opportunity to play baseball, and learn in an amazing environment... Favorite Major League Baseball team is the Detroit Tigers and favorite college team is the University of Florida... Favorite athlete is Jackie Robinson... Favorite Bible verses are Psalm 23:4 and Psalm 118:6... Son of Jeretha Dupree and Willie Rhodes... Has five siblings: Najee, Minjennie, Peria, Shanecice, and Kenya.
Hakeem played in 15 games during his junior season, and batted .300 (12-for-40) on the year … went 3-for-6 in a win over Lynn University on March 11 … went 3-for-3 with two runs scored on March 15 against American International.
Played in 18 games on the year, making 15 starts…started 11 times at first base and four times as DH…homered in first at-bat of the season at Embry-Riddle (1/30)…drove in five runs in that game with three hits including a double…had two more multi-hit games, against Delta State (2/12) and Florida Tech (3/19)…missed half of March and all of April due to injury…finished the year batting .236 with 13 hits and 14 RBIs.
Played 19 games during his first season at Palm Beach Atlantic, making 15 starts along the way... Hit .250 with 11 runs batted in on the season... Had two four-hit games during the year, with the first coming against Eckerd College on March 7th in which he had a double, triple, and five runs batted in... Also collected four hits and two doubles against Saint Leo University on May 1st... Drove in three runs in the opening game of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) against Toccoa Falls with a bases-clearing double that led to the PBA victory.
Attended the University of Pittsburgh.
Graduate of Sarasota High School where he played first base and catcher for head coach Clyde Metcalf... Accomplished student, winning the science fair three times, earning first place nods in chemistry... Also graduated in the top 10% of his class.