New York City Prospect Has Solid D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan profiles the individual game of New York City prospect Shane Southwell, a talented prospect

Shane Southwell, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward out of Rice High School in New York, N.Y., is a player to monitor over the summer as more division one programs show serious interest.

Reporter Brian Towey previously wrote a story about Southwell's transfer situation (from All Hallows High School in the Bronx to Rice High School in Manhattan).

Shane did a nice job making the transition and helping Rice High School win some big games late in the season after becoming eligible in January of 2009 for the Raiders.

BRIAN TOWEY'S PREVIOUS EVALUATION:

A long, slender wing, the ambidextrous Southwell has point forward-type skills, with excellent vision and playmaking ability. Southwell is able to survey the floor and find open mates or slash to the basket.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST:

St. John's, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Marquette, West Virginia, South Florida, Providence, South Carolina, Seton Hall, and Miami of Florida.

SOUTHWELL ON HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME:

My game has changed. I put on a couple of pounds. I think I gained some strength. My jump shot has gotten better. My defense has gotten way better.. My whole game has gotten better."

Southwell will compete with the New York City Gauchos this summer.

-- Brian Towey contributed to this story


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