Xaverian recently advanced to the finals of the Iolani Invitational in Hawaii before falling to a familiar foe in the finals- Catholic League rival Rice. Saiquon Stone took an elbow in the ribs in the semifinals, and played only a handful of minutes in the finals.
"We did pretty well in Hawaii, and made it to the championship," said Stone. "I did decently; I averaged around 14 points in the tournament."
Stone was on the sidelines for a 59-56 loss to Christ the King on Tuesday night, but is aiming to be back for Friday's match-up with Bishop Loughlin.
As a player who can handle anywhere from the one to the three spots adequately, Stone brings a good deal of versatility and flexibility to Xaverian's line-up. A very capable ballhandler with good vision, he is a proficient slasher who has the strength to absorb contact on trips to the rack. He brings good size to either guard spot, and is a pesky defender. His biggest weakness is probably his jumpshot.
"So far, I've heard from West Virginia, Providence, St. John's, and Pittsburgh," said Stone. "I haven't been offered yet. Most likely, I'll wait out the season (before making a decision)."
Most schools are likely waiting to see how the academic side of things shake out for Saiquon in the next marking period, to see if he'll qualify academically.
"I'm waiting on my SAT score," said Stone.
Stone was a standout for the New York Gauchos this summer.
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