August 13, 2015 With his senior season quickly approaching, St. Charles point guard James Selby is ready to make his mark on the Maryland high school hoops scene, and hopes to see his recruitment ramp-up. Currently the 6-foot 2016 has…
August 13, 2015
With his senior season quickly approaching, St. Charles point guard James Selby is ready to make his mark on the Maryland high school hoops scene, and hopes to see his recruitment ramp-up.
Currently the 6-foot 2016 has fielded some interest from two area programs, and has visited one.
“I’ve got interest from Washington College and some from Stevenson. The Stevenson assistant coach took me on a tour of the college, and then the Washington head coach talked to em at the Hoop Group camp I went to in July,” said Selby.
“I want more colleges to look at me, I’m trying to get as much scholarship money as a I can so I can attend college.”
Though he did not play grassroots ball this offseason, Selby says he worked hard to train, mostly on the track and in the gym, but worked to refine his skills too.
“The main reason I didn’t play AAU was because I was visiting my mother and my family for the summer so I didn't have a central location. And the other reason was I just wanted to get ready for next season, so I decided to just work on my own, I thought I could get better that way,” said Selby.
“I mainly did conditioning drills, like running the track almost every day, and I did strength drills and push-ups and a lot of dribbling drills to get my handles better.”
The talented point guard is now renowned for his shooting ability, and as he continues to hone his outside shot he’s working to develop his ball-handling.
“My strength is shooting, I can shoot the 3-ball. I have the range, I can space out the defense, if I’m open I shoot it — that’s my strength,” he said.
“I still need to work on my handles, if I’m playing the point guard I need to take care of the ball better and bring down my turnovers, get my teammates more involved.”
With one season left to make his mark with the Spartans, Selby says his focus is to step up and become the team’s leader.
“This year I’m going to have to be more of a leader, more of a captain — step up and make my voice heard,” he said.