Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Update on . . . Jayon James

Paterson Catholic (NJ) 6'6 sophomore swingman Jayon James was kind enough to take some time and talk to me yesterday. James informed me that he currently holds scholarship offers from "Seton Hall, Rutgers, Xavier, LaSalle, and Fordham." As of now, James ranks his interest in the schools in the following order: "Xavier, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Fordham, LaSalle." James' reasoning for having the Musketeers atop his list is that he likes "the Xavier system and their style of play," also mentioning that "they [are] getting a lot of spotlight. They [are] doing really [well]." When I asked Jayon about what schools he has grown up liking, rooting for, or wanting to go to, he said "probably Syracuse, Kansas, [and] UCLA," and then adding "Tennessee, I liked Tennessee. [I also like] Georgetown. They are the other schools that I like." James' squad at Paterson Catholic "was 22 and 5" this season, and his AAU team features many players from the school. His AAU team is "Playaz Red, [which has Jayon], Fuquan Edwin, Jermaine Peart, Shaquille Thomas, and Trevor Clemmings," all from Paterson Catholic. This Playaz Red team should be a group to watch over the summer, and Jayon James will certainly be a player to be watched.

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