NYC Swingman Could Play Prep Next Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides us a story on James Southerland ...

Sources in the New York City area contend that 6-foot-6 swingman James Southerland of Cardozo High School in Bayside, New York, could take two years at a prep school.

Southerland considered a 2008 prospect, may reclassify to the class of 2009 and seek out a prep school to make proper adjustments in his academic situation too.

Several sources state that Southerland has indicated an in interest in attending South Kent in Connecticut. It would give Southerland a chance to make improvements both academically and on the court.

Southerland, who battled an ankle injury this season as a junior for Ron Naclerio's basketball program, is a skilled shooter who needs to strengthen his frame to be a consistent college player.

Apparently, Southerland, who is chance to move forward with more time to make improvements in his academic situation.

Plus, since South Kent plays a very competitive schedule, it would give Southerland a chance to improve his individual game.

Southerland has given a verbal commitment to Syracuse University.

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