New York Guard Lands At Area JUCO

We take a look at the individual game and recruiting process of Clayton Sterling, a point guard who previously played division one college basketball at Toledo ...

Clayton Sterling is back in the saddle after a one-year hiatus from the game.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound lead guard out of Brooklyn has resurfaced at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y., after spending his freshman year at Toledo and the last year at two New York City community colleges while he accumulated credits.

"It's been very hard," said Sterling of his time away from basketball. "I've been trying to stay on myself and get my skills back to where they were."

Sterling got a taste of Division I basketball in 2008-2009, averaging 3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 22 games for Toledo.

"I think my freshman year was average," said Sterling. "It took me some time to prove myself in order to get more minutes. By the end of the year I was playing more and more."

A former star at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, Sterling has picked up one early offer.

"Canisius has offered me," said Sterling. "UCF and Iona are interested. I'm really not interested in big names. I'm just looking for a good school."

Much like his freshman season, Sterling is hungry to bring his game to the next level.

"I feel like I've got something to prove," said Sterling. "A lot of college coaches know that I was at a D-I school. I'm pushing myself (to get back to Division I)."

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