One of the top prospects in Arizona's 2015 class of rising seniors is Hamilton High School's tough and hard-nosed 6-foot-7, 235-pound forward James Sosinski. Sosinski is coming off a strong junior season, after emerging as a sophomore starter, a year ago. Sosinski is currently traveling on the summer club circuit, during the month of July, with his club program Arizona Power Black 17U.
Sosinski is one tough prospect that is receiving serious college interest in two sports, basketball and football.
He is coming off a very good season where his team finished the season with a nice 24-4 overall record, and he was a major part of the team's success - averaging 11.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per/game. Sosinski proved this season that he is among the elite power forward prospects in the state, and also one of the top overall prospects in the class.
The question still lies whether Sosinski will play college basketball. While he is being recruited heavily in football as well, Sosinski has advised those close to him that he would like to pursue football in college. He is, however, a quarterback for the top-rated high school football program in the state. Arizona State is currently one of the schools recruiting Sosinski for football. As a basketball prospect, Sosinski is also receiving loads of low to mid major division-I interest.
Sosinski would be smart to play football in college since he would have a much better chance of going further in football with his tremendous size and strength. In basketball, he would also have success, but a professional career could be within reach in football.
Sosinski is currently playing with his club program Arizona Power Black 17U this summer, after helping the team to a successful spring performance. He will look to finish out the summer before re-focusing on football in August.
Sosinski is a true power forward prospect that enjoys physical contact and prefers playing physical. He is a wide-body and a strong rebounder on both ends of the floor and gets good inside position. Not a big scorer, Sosinski's value on the basketball court comes from his ability to rebound hard and put his body on someone. He is also a good low-post defender. He also runs the floor hard and with good determination.
Sosinski will receive his share of college recruitment this July - forcing to him to have to make a decision on his college future. Looks like football will win out, but he is definitely getting it done in both sports.