HBCU’s all over guard Tajik Bartholomew

Walters State CC (TN) combo guard Tajik Bartholomew is really starting to see his hard work pay off in the form of scholarship offers.

Tennessee State offered him a scholarship in June, while Alabama State followed suit in July.

Two HBCU have been upping their pursuit in Bartholomew and he’s going to be seriously considering both moving forward.

“I would say I consider them very seriously. They were the first two school to believe in me as a player and a person,” he said. “Aslo, my dad went to an HBCU (Texas Southern) and he used to tell me stories of how great it was. So it has always been a dream of mine to go to one and experience for myself.”

Bartholomew averaged 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.6 assist per game last season. His versatility on offense stood out, as well as, he ability to get into the paint and score or draw a foul around the rim.

“I would say it is my ability to dominate in transition…whether it’s me scoring or getting my teammates open looks to score,” he said of what coaches like. “And also my feel for the game. In the way I can dominate a game without using my athleticism.”

Right now, it’s all about improvement. He knows what he needs to work on and he’s spent a considerable amount of time in the gym trying to improve.

“At the moment, I’m improving my jump shot consistency and my strength,” he said. “A lot of form shooting, while also doing workouts that focus on my core and my explosion.”

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