Academics Come First for Sewell

Now that the season for Josh Sewell has ended, the 6-5, 205 pound SG/SF, is getting serious about his recruiting. One of the top schools on his list is the Miami RedHawks. Midway through this season for Louisville Trinity High School, Sewell was averaging approximately 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.

Now that the season for Josh Sewell has ended, the 6-5, 205 pound SG/SF, is getting serious about his recruiting. One of the top schools on his list is the Miami RedHawks.

Midway through this season for Louisville Trinity High School, Sewell was averaging approximately 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.

Previously, Sewell described his style of play as "in and out" like Alando Tucker and excels with his mid-range game. Sewell said, "I like to shoot over guards."

Sewell is more of a shooting guard than a small forward and has a scorer's mentality. He has played point guard for Trinity and has been starting as a guard since his freshman year.

Sewell told RedHawk Insider that in college he is thinking about majoring in business and/or prelaw. Eventually moving on to law school after college is a distinct possibility.

The schools that are recruiting Sewell now include Miami(OH), UNC-Charlotte, Ohio, Wright State, Butler, Virginia Commonwealth, Akron, Miami(FL), Middle Tennessee State, Dayton, Stanford, Penn State, Bradley, Marshall, and Western Kentucky. He has offers from all of those schools except Dayton and Stanford.

Sewell does not have a particular leader, but tells RedHawk Insider, "Even though Miami didn't make the tournament, they're still a top priority."

Sewell has already unofficially visited Akron, Miami(OH), Ohio, Dayton, Kentucky, and Xavier. However, Kentucky and Xavier are no longer recruiting Sewell.

As for his visit to Miami, Sewell said, "Miami really impressed me. I have never seen a campus like that. Academics are good too. I really like the coaching staff. [Miami Assistant] Coach [Ryan] Pedon seems like a really cool guy." Sewell also knows Miami assistant coach Jason Grunkemeyer.

In January, Josh Sewell said he will make a decision as early as March and definitely before his senior year begins.

Academics are his number one priority in choosing a school. Sewell explained, "It is mainly academics. Basketball will take care of itself. The coach will decide how much to play me. Also relationship with the coaches is important." Sewell added he will make a very careful decision. "I want to make a great decision not just a good decision, so that I can develop on and off the court."


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