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James Fives Signs National Letter Of Intent With Men's Basketball

Nov. 12, 2014

BALTIMORE - James Fives, a 6-foot-6 wing from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Loyola University Maryland men's basketball Class of 2019.

Fives received All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) honors as a junior in 2013-2014 for the Rams after averaging 13 points and eight rebounds per game. He helped Hill win its first-ever Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association championship and finish the year with a 20-3 record.

"James is a very versatile player who is going to be a tremendous fit into our program next year," said Loyola Head Coach G.G. Smith. "He plays with a great amount of energy and is someone who will hit shots for us out of set pieces, as well as pulling up and creating for himself. He comes from great programs at The Hill School and Scranton Prep, and we are looking forward to his joining our team next season."

Prior to matriculating at Hill, Fives played three seasons at Scranton Preparatory School in his hometown. There, the National Honor Society student-athlete averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game in 2011-2012 and 15 points and eight rebounds the following season.

He scored 885 points during his three years at the Jesuit school and earned Lackawanna League Division I All-Star honors from the coaches in his conference. He was also an all-region first team honoree in 2011-2012 at Scranton Prep.

Off the court, Fives was named to the All-MAPL Academic First Team in 2013-2014 when he also received honors for excellence in American studies and mathematics.

Fives is the son of Jerry and Sophia Fives and played AAU basketball for JB Hoops. His older brother, J.J., is a linebacker on the Cornell University football team.