On the Trail
A versatile combo forward that does pretty much everything well on the basketball court. Fives is a tough, hard nosed player who will dive on the floor for loose balls and give full energy the entire time he’s on the court. He has a great-looking jump shot and does most of his work on the perimeter around the 3-point line. He also demonstrated this summer that he can now shoot of the dribble or take his man to the basket and finish with either hand around the basket. He runs the floor well and is a tough matchup for other forwards because most of his offense is not around the paint. He will need to work on his speed, agility and athleticism as he gets closer to college. He is a very skilled player that will be getting lots of looks from Ivy and Patriot league schools. –August 18, 2013
(August 19, 2013): Per James’ father, he has an offer from New Hampshire with interest from Holy Cross, Colgate, Penn, Princeton, Binghamton and Rider. He’s visited Colgate and Holy Cross this summer.