10 James Samuels
10 James Samuels
Height: 6-4
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Uinondale, NY
High School: Uniondale
Position: G
A talented, speedy player who is one of the best defensive players on the team. Has a quick first step and is an excellent slasher. Has improved his rebounding skills. Very enthusiastic and wants to play all 40 minutes in a game.

2002-03: Had a career-highs of 11 rebounds and seven steals in win over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Tied career rebounding high against St. Francis-PA on January 25. 2001-02: Was named to the NEC All-Rookie Team and twice named NEC Rookie of the Week. Started 17 games and averaged 9.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. Shot 38 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line. Had a career-high 33 points on 2/14/02 against Quinnipiac University, the second highest total by a Pioneer all season. Was in double figures in scoring 13 times.

High School: A first-team All-Long Island selection as a senior at Uniondale High School, averaging 18 points, seven rebounds, 5.5 assists, three steals and two blocks per game. Scored 750 points in just two seasons. Also named All-County and team MVP. Played in the Exceptional Senior Game, where he won the Slam Dunk contest, and in the Metro Classic All-Star Game (NY City vs. Long Island). Also played four seasons of football and lettered in volleyball. Was named the school's Athlete of the Year his senior seasons. Was high school senior prom "King". Was an honor roll student all four years.

Personal: Son of Victoria Moore. Has a brother, L.T., and sister, Asia. Dean's list student and Psychology major. Favorite athlete is Ray Allen and favorite sports team is the New York Giants.