21 - Hakeem King
Hakeem King
Height: 5-8
Weight: 150
Year: Junior
Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Position: M/F
Major: Business Administration
Last School: St. Mary's College

2009: Appeared in all 17 matches and made 16 starts for the Spartans... Finished fourth for Upstate in shots (23) and tied for fourth in shots on-goal (7)... Assisted on John Kadane’s first career goal in the match at UNC Asheville (9/16)... Member of the A-Sun All-Academic team.

2008: Emerged as a solid player and offensive threat up top for the Spartans... Started in all 18 games... Finished the year ranked fifth in scoring with five points... Notched his first collegiate assist at Georgia State (9/8) and first goal at Belmont (10/10)... Assisted on Timo Foerster’s game-winning goal against Mercer (10/25)... Also earned an assist on David Stanbra’s first goal in the 2-2 tie at Florida Gulf Coast (11/2)... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic team.

Before USC Upstate: A standout forward and leading goal scorer for his high school team, St. Mary’s School, in Trinidad from 2006-07... Scored 15 goals in 11 games as a senior... Awarded MVP honors in the U-14 Russell Latapy Tournament... Prior to his stint with St. Mary’s, he was a member of the Trendsetter Hawks Football Club from 2000-06... Played for the St. Ann’s Rangers.

Personal: Born on Aug. 18, 1990 in Port of Spain, Trinidad... Son of Cleveland and Kathy Ann King... Has two brothers... Majoring in business administration and minoring in spanish... Favorite food is curry... Favorite TV show is “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”... Favorite sports figure is Ronaldo... Most admires his parents... Favorite quote is “Success is a journey, not a destination”... Enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends and playing soccer.

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