Hooper Spotlight: Yafet Haile C/O ’21 Forward

Yafet Haile is a dominant basketball player for Starwings Basket in Switzerland.

Haile is a forward for the team, and he is looking to take his talents to play at the collegiate level.

Standing at 6’9, 220 pounds, Haile draws size comparisons to that of John Collins, who is a forward for the Atlanta Hawks. He also has a wingspan of 7’0!

Haile feels as though he had a great season, and he was able to gain some good experience along the way.

I was able to experience a lot this year,” Haile said. “I played against some pro players and a few Division-I players, so I think that this season was a very good learning experience for me to be able to learn and improve as a player.”

Knowing that he has to separate himself from other recruits in the country, Haile works hard to be able to standout amongst other athletes.

“I feel as though I have a soft touch with both hands,” Haile said. “I am also able to move the ball and handle it very well. My mid-range shot is also very consistent.”

The competition and competing with like-minded and goal-oriented people such as himself, is a big reason that Haile plays the sport.

“I think that the biggest reason for playing basketball, is just my competitive nature,” Haile said. “I love to go out and compete with other guys that have similar goals as mine. I am also eager to show people what I am capable of!”

With a 3.13 GPA in the classroom, it is evident that Haile understands the importance of taking care of being a student, as well as an athlete, and that is a big reason that several D-I schools have reached out to him!

Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPFUQbdkVVg&feature=youtu.be

Twitter: @YAF_Haile

Published by Zane Rowland

I love sports and I love helping kids reach their goals and dreams!

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