NYC Prospect Preparing For Big Summer

James Stukes

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story on Rice senior James Stukes, who is going to take a prep year to prepare himself better for a chance to play division one basketball in another year ...

James Stukes is happy his decision regarding playing college basketball is over. He had made a commitment to Albany a few weeks back after competing last month at the Jordan Classic Regional All Star game this past Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

And many players in the New York City area have been successful at Albany too, including talented guard Tim Ambrose, who played at Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York.

Stukes, who played 31 of the 40 minutes in the Jordan regional game last April, recorded 24 points, grabbed five rebounds, and had two assists. His effort helped the City team defeat the Suburban team, 129-120.

"I wanted to go to a place where I could play and have an impact," Stukes said. "So I'm glad and now I can just focus on getting better."

Stukes will play at South Kent School in Connecticut next year. So it'll be in 2010-2011 when Stukes is a freshman at Albany. "I'm just looking to improve everything in my game this summer," he said.

Stukes had also heard from Long Island University. Recommended Stories

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