"James is a quality player," Naclerio said. "But he has to attend to some things in the classroom too. So it's uncertain what class status he is or will be."
Southerland, 6-foot-6, has a smooth jumper and is efficient around the basket. He has given a verbal commitment to Jim Boeheim's Syracuse University basketball program.
Naclerio is hoping that Southerland joins his basketball program this season. "He's a key player for us," he said. "He has the ability to score from anywhere on the court. He can put up a lot of points for us."
So, right now, it's a waiting game to see what Southerland will decide and how he wants to proceed in getting himself eligible to play for Syracuse in the Big East Conference.