Iona Men's Basketball BIO
5 A.J. English
English is a 6-3 shooting guard and a perimeter scoring threat who has the ability to put points on the board in bunches. According to ESPN.com's Recruiting Nation, he has a good stroke from behind the three-point line and can shoot it equally well off a bounce in the mid-range area. English has a good feel for attacking close-outs and can get it to the rim if necessary. English's father - A.J., II - was an All-American at Virginia Union University and played two seasons with the Washington Bullets from 1990-1992 where he averaged just under 10.0 points per game.
BEFORE IONA (
ST. THOMAS MORE (CT) / APPOQUINIMINK HIGH SCHOOL (DEL)):
The Delaware native played for head coach Jeremiah Quinn at st. Thomas More Prep...English averaged nearly 18 points per game in his post graduate season with the Chancellors and was named All-New England Prep School Athletic Conference Second Team...As a senior in 2010-11, he helped lead Appoquinimink to a 15-5 overall mark and 12-2 in league play...As a junior his squad was 12-9 and 7-5 that season, he was rated the No. 71 best prospect in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com.