...while visiting his old Queens, NY high school. Below is what they had to say about James. Clink the link underneath that to find out about the junior named Jermaine Lawrence who a ton of schools (including SU) are interested in welcoming.
Southerland was always a natural jump-shooter, but lacked certain work habits in his teenage years. That’s one thing he’s talked to Lawrence about on several occasions.
“The older you get, the more you realize how much work you have to put in,” he said.
Southerland never had to work hard until he got to college, the result of his natural gifts. Spending much of his freshman year and the start of his sophomore season on the bench, it finally began to sink in. He willed his way into the Orange’s lineup last winter, averaging 4.9 points per game in 28 contests. Now, he is slated to start at power forward this season in Syracuse’s 1-4 lineup based on quickness and speed.
“Once James loses the little nervousness and immaturity, he has NBA about him – he has NBA talent,” said Naclerio, who spends much of his free time working out NBA players.
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