Updated Profile: 2008 Prospect From Cardozo

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a profile on Cardozo swingman James Southerland ...

PROFILE: James Southerland

HEIGHT: 6-foot-6

WEIGHT 202 Pounds

HIGH SCHOOL: Cardozo High School in Bayside, New York

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Ron Naclerio

CLASS: 2008 (A Junior)

POSITION: Small Forward/Shooting Guard

WHAT HIS HIGH SCHOOL COACH RON NACLERIO SAYS ABOUT JAMES SOUTHERLAND: James is a player who can help a division one program because he has the size and the skills. At his size and having the ability to shoot the perimeter shot makes him an attractive player for college coaches.

SCHOOLS ON INTEREST FOR JAMES SOUTHERLAND: Virginia Tech, Florida State, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. John's, Syracuse, Florida, and Louisville.

MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW OF JAMES SOUTHERLAND'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: As James tones up his body and adds strength physically, this should add some consistency in finishing players in the paint and around the basket.

Cardozo coach Ron Naclerio feels Southerland is a decent threat from the perimeter. How his individual game rounds out offensively will be determined in strengthening his frame.

Naclerio is very high on Southerland and his game. For the past two years, Naclerio has felt James deserves to be recruited at a mid to high division one level. Southerland, who will likely make some appearances at IS8 again this spring, is worth watching this spring and summer for college coaches.


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