James signs with Rider to play basketball

Posted at 2:08 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-20 14:08:21-04

WAYLAND, Mich — Wayland senior forward Lacey James signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Rider University on Wednesday morning at Wayland Union High School.

L.J. verbally committed to Rider last weekend.

Rider is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.  The Broncs finished the 2014-2015 at 21-12 overall, 15-5 in the MAAC good for 2nd place.

“The players were very welcoming and the coaches were too, it felt like a hungry group of guys that just want to get some wins and get in the tournament” James said.

L.J. chose Rider over scholarship offers from Western Michigan, Toledo, Buffalo, Northern Illinois, Detroit, Fairfield, Cleveland State, Jacksonville, Vermont, Wagner, Niagra, Grand Valley State, Cornerstone and Aquinas.  He also had serious interest from Iowa, Iowa State, Georgia, UNLV and Rhode Island.