Stokes, who plays for Tiny Morton's Juice All Stars in basketball AAU events, put his skills on display over the weekend at the Rumble in the Bronx, held mostly at Fordham University.
"I try to work on all parts of my game," Stokes said. "I want to improve my ball handling, my defense, everything."
In a Sunday quarterfinal game against The California Supreme, Stokes drained 22 points, including four three-pointers. He has a smooth stroke and is a key player for the Juice this summer.
Unfortunately for the Juice, the California Supreme team was just too physical and dominating near the rim. The Supreme overpowered the Juice, 100-81.
But Stokes, who said he is open in his recruiting process, is a player to watch over the next year as schools start to monitor his progress more seriously.
Shaquille can certainly produce the baskets from long range. How he develops his leadership and lead guard skills will determine the level he'll be recruited at.
He's a member of the 2011 class so Stokes also has some time to make improvements in his individual game.