LIU Brooklyn added a third 2015 commitment on Saturday with the addition of junior college transfer Aakim Saintil. Saintil announced the news himself on Twitter Saturday afternoon.
Saintil is a 5’11″/6’0″ point guard from West Orange, NJ. Last season, he played for Williston State College, a junior college in Williston, North Dakota. He played in all 30 games for Williston State and started in 29 of them in helping the Tetons to a 25-5 season. He averaged 12.1 points, 5.3 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 26.6 minutes per game. He shot 48.2% from the field, 39.2% from three and 73.1% from the free throw line. He also averaged 2.2 steals per game while turning the ball over 2.6 times per game.
Saintil played his freshman season in 2013-14 at South Alabama where he played in 31 games for the Jaguars and had ten starts. He averaged 6.3 points, 1.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game . He shot just 32.9% from the field and just 27.1% from three. He made nearly 74% of his free throws. He scored a season-high 15 points against Louisiana-Lafayette that season.
He played his high school ball at Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, NJ. There he was named on to the New Jersey All-State Third Team after his senior season. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game as a senior and help lead Roselle Catholic to a championship at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament of Champions.
Saintil has two years of eligibility remaining.
With the addition of Saintil, LIU Brooklyn, at the moment, now have all 13 scholarships now accounted for. Saintil completes LIU’s 2015 recruiting class along with incoming freshmens Kwe Askew and Julius van Sauers.