St. John's defeats UMBC 82-59 on November 13, 2011.
On Sealy: A long, rangy, developing walk-on post player ... a big-man who contributes length, size and shot-blocking to the squad ... adds depth to the Red Storm frontcourt ... displays tremendous hustle, work ethic and unselfishness in St. John's practices.
Steve Lavin On Sealy: "Sam has size and length to help our frontcourt get better each day in practice. He continues to add strength and gain a better sense for what it takes to compete at the highest levels of college basketball."
As A Freshman In 2011-12: Appeared in four games in his inaugural season after earning a spot at walk-on tryouts ... totaled six minutes of action and averaged 1.5 minutes per outing ... grabbed one rebound in two minutes vs. Cincinnati (Feb. 8) ... also fired his first-career attempts from the free throw line vs. the Bearcats ... appeared for two minutes in a BIG EAST contest at Seton Hall (Feb. 14) ...
made his career debut with a two-minute stint in an 82-59 victory over UMBC (Nov. 13).
At Longwood: Played three years of varsity basketball for Longwood in Middle Island, Long Island, N.Y. ... led the Lions to a three-year combined record of 56-6 ... averaged 7.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per outing as a senior.
Personal: Samuel Stuart Sealy-James ... born in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... son of Arthenia Sealy-James and Ernest James ... has two brothers, Ernest (22) and Robert (16) ... brother, Ernest, was a New York State wrestling champion now wrestles collegiately at Edinboro College of Pa. ... chose St. John's because of the University's beautiful campus ... majoring in computer science.
Up Close With Sam Sealy
Favorite movie/TV show: "Pardon The Interruption." What's on my iPod/iPhone/mp3 player: A lot of hip-hop and rap. Favorite food: Mozzarella sticks. Favorite place to hang out on campus/NYC area: Taffner Field House. Favorite class: Theology. Since coming to St. John's I've learned: Leadership is an important trait in the real world. Greatest athletic accomplishment: Dunking on someone in a home game in high school. Hero/Role model: My older brother Ernest James. Favorite athlete/sports team: Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma Thunder. Funny/favorite basketball story: In high school, my teammates were all showing how high they can jump by touching the rim. I joined the contest but tried to show off by jumping in my socks, only to slip backwards and embarrass myself. I came to St. John's because: I enjoyed the atmosphere and campus when I visited. The best thing about St. John's is: The location. One word to describe me on the court: "Energetic." One word to describe me off the court: "Laid-back." The St. John's basketball player that will surprise you this year is: Sir'Dominic Pointer. After St. John's or after my basketball career, I'd like to: Pursue a career in computer science. If I could have dinner with three people (in history or today): Kanye West, Kevin Durant and Kendrick Lamar. What do you want to accomplish this season: I want to become the best player I can in the shortest amount of time in order to help this team go as far as possible. Favorite quote: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." The teammate that inspires me is: Sir'Dominic Pointer. If I wasn't playing basketball I'd be: Still going to school here at St. John's trying to get involved in a club/organization on campus.