Hofstra adds Hawaii transfer
Sunday, 10 June 2012 13:59 Written by Van Coleman
According to XOFan's Chris Lawlor the Hofstra Pride continued to work the transfer wire today picking up a commitment from a local standout guard. Shaquille Stokes, a 5-foot-11 guard from Lincoln High in Brookyn, chose the Pride after leaving Hawaii earlier this spring.
Last season Stokes averaged 8.4 points and 2.2 assists in 20.1 minutes per game for the Rainbow Warriors. He has three years of eligibility left after sitting out the 2012-13 season, but could become eligible immediately if he is granted an NCAA hardship waiver. Stokes wanted to attend a school closer to his sickly grandmother.
Stokes is the third transfer landed by head coach Mo Cassara, which includes Taran Buie from Penn State and Jamal Coombs-McDaniel from Connecticut. Hofstra’s Class of 2012 feature high school players Jimmy Hall, Darren Payne and Dallas Anglin. Also Jordan Allen, a redshirt frontliner, re-joins the roster.