Multi-talented athlete who will play both basketball and baseball at the Academy ... gives Army one of its tallest players in years ... utilizes long, lean frame to his advantage ... keen shot blocker ... displays deft shooting touch around the basket ... soft hands contribute to smooth release ... likely to contribute more as he gets acclimated to the collegiate game ... has potential to blossom as he gains game experience.
High School: earned two varsity letters each in baseball and basketball at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Fla. ... toiled for head coach Eric Champion on the hardwood ... averaged 16.5 ppg., 10.0 rpg. and 6.0 bpg. as a senior ... named to third-team All-Big Bend basketball team ... was an honorable mention all-state selection on the hardwood ... selected MVP of hoops team.
Personal: given name is James Erik Sewell ... born Oct. 28, 1984 ... parents' names are Jim and Suzanne Sewell ... member of the National Honor Society ... listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" ... both grandfathers served in the Army ... brother-in-law serves in the Air Force ... qualified as a sharpshooter on the rifle training marksmanship course during Cadet Basic Training ... major is undeclared.