Hofstra Recruit Sparkles On Future Home Floor

Reporter Mike Sullivan was at Hofstra watching some high school basketball action ...

It wasn't long ago that Yves Jules made a commitment to Hofstra University. The Colonial Athletic Association program is led by a terrific coach in Tom Pecura. And today, he had to be smiling after watching one of his recruits had a big day.

Jules, a guard from Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, New York, dropped in 25 points to lead his team to a 67-49 victory over All Hallows High School of the Bronx, New York, in an event played to raise money for the charities of Tom Crotty, who passed away in the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Canarsie led 30-23 after the first 16 minutes of play. Jules had nine of his 25 game-high points in the first half. He started to find his range on his jumper midway through the second half, hitting a three-pointer and two medium range shots.

Jules had some help too. Vincent Mattos added 10 points for the winners.

All Hallows just plain ran out of gas in the second half. Juan Diaz was impressive for John Carey's group, scoring 22 points. The junior guard showed he has a good balance in his offensive game.

Sophomore forward Tevin Williams also had some impressive moments. He had 11 points.

But it was Jules' day, who looked very comfortable on the Hofstra home floor.

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