Haanif Cheatham
Haanif  Cheatham


Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Pembroke Pines HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 195



Marquette Announces Award Winners At Team Banquet

Team shares MVP award after NCAA tourney campaign


Marquette Cruises Past Vanderbilt, 95-71, in Season Opener

MU put four players in double figures led by Jajuan Johnson's 21 points


Marquette Celebrates 2015-16 With Awards Banquet

Award winners, senior recognition highlight evening


Ellenson, Cheatham Claim All-BIG EAST Honors

Ellenson first freshman on first team since 2002-03


Henry Ellenson Claims League Honor For Third Time

Haanif Cheatham named to BIG EAST Honor Roll


MU Basketball Newcomers 2015-16 - Haanif Cheatham

Getting to know Marquette freshman guard Haanif Cheatham (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) as part of the incoming freshman class in 2015-16.


Marquette vs. Seton Hall

Jan. 11, 2017


Marquette 78, Arizona State 73

Marquette takes down Arizona State 78-73.

Honors and Awards:

Marquette's Best Defensive Player Award


BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
Marquette's Best Defensive Player Award
Marquette's Best Free Throw Percentage Award

2016-17 Season Notes:
Averaged 8.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore, while starting 25 of 32 games ... Finished third on the squad with 71 assists ... Opened sophomore campaign with a 15-point, six-rebound, three-assist performance against Vanderbilt in the Veterans Classic (Nov. 11) ... Notched 12 points, seven rebounds, and tied a career-high with six assists against Howard (11/14) ... Posted 12 points, six boards, and four dimes in 37 minutes of action against Michigan in the 2K Classic (11/17) ... Tallied 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a win over IUPUI (11/22) ... Chipped in 21 points, while adding seven boards and six helpers in a win over Houston Baptist (11/26) ... Scored 16 points against No. 17 Wisconsin (12/10) ... Posted 17 points while playing all 45 minutes in an 89-86 victory over Seton Hall (1/11) ... Scored 15 points in a National Marquette Day win over Xaiver on Feb. 18.

2015-16 Season Notes: 
Selected to the 2015-16 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team at the conclusion of the regular season ... Started every game as a freshman for the Golden Eagles ... Named Marquette's Best Defensive Player Award winner ... Received team's Best Free Throw Percentage Award ... Started season opener against Belmont (Nov. 13), recording six points, three rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes ... Scored in double digits (12 points) for the first time against Iowa (Nov. 19) and also amassed four rebounds and three assists ... Posted 12 points against Arizona State (Nov. 24) to help MU claim the Legends Classic title ... Scored 24 points against Jackson State (Nov. 29), marking the highest point total for an MU true freshman since Dominic James' 29-point performance at DePaul on Jan. 17, 2005 ... Posted 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting against Maine (Dec. 5)  ... Scored 17 points in first career BIG EAST game against Seton Hall (Dec. 30) on 8-of-14 shooting ... Snagged a season-high nine rebounds against Stetson (Jan. 27) ... Reached double-digits in four straight games from Feb. 6 against Xavier to Feb. 20 against DePaul, scoring at least 20 points in three of those contests ... Averaged 16.3 points per game from Feb. 6 through March 1 in seven games in the middle of BIG EAST play ... Led MU with a team-high 19 points against No. 1 Villanova on National Marquette Day (Feb. 27).

High School: Consensus top-100 prospect ... Rated 73rd by CBSSports.com, 76th by Rivals.com, 83rd in the ESPN.com 100 and 85th in the FOXSports.com rankings ... Played five total seasons at the varsity level at Pembroke Pines Charter High School under head coach Dave Roca ... Helped program to the regional finals as a senior, averaging 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game ... Team fell to eventual state champion (Miami Norland) for second-straight year ... Named first team all-state by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches ... Also tabbed first team all-county in 2014-15 ... Participated in Capital Classic All-Star Game ... Averaged 26.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a junior ... Jaguars (18-6) advanced to the regional finals ... Junior year was highlighted by four triple-double efforts, which helped earn Florida Dairy Farmer's Class 6A Player of the Year accolades ... Competed on the AAU circuit for Nike Team Florida and was invited to compete in the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, Lebron James Skills Academy and Nike Global Challenge.

Personal: Born Sept. 6, 1996 in Pembroke Pines, Fla. ... Son of Ingrid Weiss and Terry Cheatham ... Has three sisters (Kinyet Fincher, Gloria Fincher and Lisa Brock) and one brother (Billy Brock) ... Majoring in communication studies.



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