Hasheem anarejea baada ya kuichezea timu ya Dakota kwa takriban wiki mbili katika ligi ya kujinoa al maaruf D-League. Habari zaidi za kwa nini alikwenda D-League unaweza kuzirejea kwa kubofya hapa.
"I was on the bench for a long time, I got to go out there and play big minutes, try to work on the stuff the coaches wanted me to do - rebound the ball, block shots, and be able to score when you get the ball. To stay active overall. I was successful doing that" - alisema Hasheem wakati akielezea sababu ya yeye kuweko benchi muda mrefu na kutokuichezea Grizzlies michezo mitatu kati ya mitano kabla ya kupelekwa Dakota.
Hivyo basi, lengo kuu la Hasheem kupelekwa D-League ilikuwa ni kwa ajili ya kumpa changamoto, stamina na kujiamini zaidi ili aweze kukabiliana vilivyo katika michuano ya NBA.
"They gave me a reason why I was going up there..., so it wasn't as tough as a lot of people were expecting. They explained to me why I was going there, and I was OK with it."
Akiwa na Dakota WIzards, aliichezea mechi sita na kufanikiwa kufikisha pointi nyingi zaidi (19 ) siku ya Februari 28 na tarehe 5 Machi 2010 alifanikiwa kupata rebounds 18 na hivyo kuiwezesha Wizards kupata ushindi wa mechi 5-1 katika uwepo wake.
"He went down and played well," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "He was a huge factor for them. The one game he fouled out, they lost in the end. They're not 5-1, if he's not blocking shots and rebounding the way he was, and even scoring."
Hii inadhihirisha kuwa kijana anaweza ikiwa anadhamiria.