Stokes Makes Grade

Shaquille Stokes is getting ready to embark on official visits. Find out who is involved with the NYC PG and where he might be headed in this Hawkeye Insider recruiting update.

Shaquille Stokes was flying high Monday night. And he wasn't even on the basketball court.

The New York City point guard received the results of his SAT test and found out he had qualified for college. It was time to get down the business.

"I think a lot of schools were waiting on my score," the 6-foot, 170-pound floor general said. "Now, I'm going to go on these visits with an open mind and find the best fit for me and my family."

Stokes, a Class of 2011 member, played at Brooklyn's Lincoln High, which produced top point guards Sebastian Telfair and Stephon Marbury. The Railsplitters finished 28-3 this winter and second in the NewYork Post's city rankings.

"I'm for sure visiting TCU and Colorado State," Stokes said. "After that, I'm not sure.

Stokes said TCU, Colorado State, Iowa, Oklahoma and Western Kentucky are the schools he's looking at right now.

"I'm not sure what's going on with Iowa," Stokes said. "Coach Tiny (Morton at Lincoln) told me that they'd stayed in touch with him and were waiting on my grades. I can't even remember the last time I talked to them."

Stokes said he plans on scheduling official visits this weekend. He's on spring break next week and thinks he might be able to fit a few trips in during that time.

Stokes has a connection to Iowa in that he knows Melsahn Basabe, a member of the Big Ten all-freshman team last season.


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