Elite New York City point guard has Hawaii on list
Another week, another new prospect.
In what seems to be a never-ending list of potential recruits for the Hawaii basketball program, an elite point guard from New York City is the latest to show up on the Warriors’ recruiting radar.
Shaquille Stokes, a 5-foot-10 senior at Lincoln High in New York, has recently added Hawaii to his list of possible programs for next season.
Lincoln High head coach Dwayne “Tiny” Morton confirmed internet reports that Stokes is interested in playing for the Warriors.
“He’s going to visit Colorado State this week, and then he wants to visit some of the others,” Morton said. “TCU, Western Kentucky and Hawaii are the others he’s looking at right now.”
Stokes could be a late steal for any of those programs. He had a standout career at Lincoln High, but was a late qualifier for NCAA Division I eligibility.
“He got qualified late … a couple weeks ago,” Morton said. “That’s why a lot of the bigger schools weren’t on him. They should be, though.”
Indeed, Stokes has an impressive list of credentials.
He averaged around 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game as a senior, and was one of four finalists for the New York Mr. Basketball award. He was named the All-Brooklyn Player of the Year, and was ranked among the top 10 seniors in New York City by NYChoops.net.
“He’s versatile,” Morton said. “He can score from inside and out. He’ll shoot the 3 or take it inside. He was great for us this year. Definitely our leader.”
He led Lincoln to a 29-3 record and a runner-up finish in the prestigious New York public school championship tournament.
Here is video of a recent East Coast all-star game featuring some highlights of Stokes: