Talented guard with a college-ready game ... has good shooting range but can also score off the dribble or get the ball to the basket ... good basketball sense and passing ability ... also a strong defender ... product of a strong high school program that was competitive in the Chicago area.
Key part of Bucknell’s backcourt rotation as a freshman ... made collegiate debut on opening night at Monmouth and hit a key 2nd-half 3FG that broke a 64-64 tie ... 5 pts. at both Arkansas and North Carolina ... terrific in 22 min. in rout of Siena, with 10 pts. (2-3 3FG, 4-4 FT), 5 asst., 2 stl. ... strong 28 min. in home win over Ball State with 12 pts. (2-4 FG, 8-10 FT) ... scored all 12 pts. in 2nd half of close game, including 2 big drives for layups ... went 3-3 3FG and had 10 pts., 3 asst., 0 TO in road win at Stony Brook ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on 11/27 after the 3 straight double-digit scoring games ... made first collegiate start at Saint Joseph’s and had 4 pts., 6 reb., 4 asst., 2 stl. ... season-high 13 pts. with 3 asst. at VCU ... career-high 8 reb. along with 4 asst. and just 1 TO in 28 min. vs. American ... 13 pts. (4-7 FG, 3-5 3FG), career-high 5 stl. in win at Army.
James Joseph Sotos ... born Sept. 4, 1998 in Arlington Heights, Ill. ... son of Jim and Katy Sotos ... father played professional basketball in Greece after playing collegiately at Aurora College ... has three older brothers, who all have played college basketball ... the oldest, Tommy, played at the University of Chicago; Christian played at Carroll University; and Danny will be a junior at Lake Forest College ... played three varsity seasons for coach Tom McCormack at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill. ... grew from 5’2” as a freshman in high school to 6’3” by his senior year ... as a senior helped lead his team to a 27-5 record ... earned Chicago Sun Times All-Area honors ... Second Team All-State 3A/4A ... Illinois Prep All-State 4th Team selection ... averaged 16.3 points, 4.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 steals while shooting 48% from the field and 84% from the foul line as a senior ... helped his team to area and conference titles and a berth in the final eight of the state playoffs as a junior ... averaged 16 points and 4.5 assists as a junior, while garnering area and conference player of the year honors ... played AAU ball for Young Legends and played on the UnderArmour Circuit.