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Corey Stokes

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bayonne, N.J.

High School:
St. Benedict's

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
04/24/1988

VILLANOVA

Closed his career with 1,315 points, good for 32nd place on the Wildcats' all-time scoring list ... His 264 made 3-point field goals rank fifth all-time at VU and his .390 career triple percentage placed him fourth all-time.

2010-11 Season: Finished second on the Wildcats in scoring at 14.9 points per game ... Named third team All-Big East ... Also chosen to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star team ... Was hampered throughout the second half of the season by a turf toe injury and a hamstring pull ... Those injuries forced him to miss four games and the bulk of the second half in another ... 2010-11 Big East Regular Season: Connected on 7-of-11 from the field, inclulding 6-of-10 from 3-point land, in an 81-68 loss to St. John's on Feb. 26 ... Returned from a three game absence owed to a turf toe injury on his left foot to score 24 points on Feb. 21 agaisnt Syracuse ... Misssed his second straight game with a tur toe injury on Feb. 15 at Seton Hall ... Aggravated that turf toe injury on his left foot and did not play in VU's 57-54 loss to Pitt on Feb. 12 at the Pavilion ... Dropped in 14 points to go with rhree rebounds in a 75-70 win over Marquette on Feb. 2 at the Pavilion ... Added 16 points and a pair of assists in an 83-72 win at Syracuse on Jan. 22 ... Despite playing on a tender hamstring, led VU with 23 points in an 88-74 win over Louisville on Jan. 12 ... Continued his stellar play at USF ... Sank 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-5 from outside the arc in an 83-71 win on Jan. 6 ... Named Philadlephia Big Five Player of the Week and to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Jan. 2 ... Dropped in 21 of his 23 points in the second half to help spark the Wildcats to an 81-65 win over Rutgers on Jan. 2.

2010-11 Postseason: Returned from a hamstring injury to score 16 points on March 8 in a 70-69 loss to the University of South Florida at the Big East Tournament ... He added 14 points and five rebounds in a second round NCAA Tournament loss to George Mason.

2010-11 Highlights: His 24 points, which included several key baskets in the waning moments, helped lift VU to a 78-74 win over Temple on Dec. 30 ... Contributed 19 points and five rebounds to a 76-36 win at Monmouth on Dec. 22 ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll and Philadelphia Big Five co-player of the week (with Temple's Ramone Moore) on Dec. 14 ... Helped VU to an 84-81 win at La Salle by scoring 16 points to go with three steals and three assists ... Established a new career high with 34 points in a Dec. 8 win at Penn ... That outburst lifted him into the 1,000 career point club at VU ... Led the Wildcats with 17 points to go with eight rebounds in 37 minutes of VU's 71-60 win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 3 ... Chipped in with 16 points and a pair of steals to help VU down UCLA 82-70 on Nov. 24 at Madison Square Garden ... His 19 points, four rebounds and three assists helped the Wildcats glide past Lafayette 86-41 on Nov. 20 at the Pavilion ... Added 12 points and two rebounds in an 82-66 win over Boston University on Nov. 17 at the Pavilion ... Contributed 11 points and five rebounds in Villanova's 68-52 victory over Bucknell on Nov. 12.

2009-10 Season: Averaged 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per contest with 27 starting assignments in 32 appearances ... Connected on .383 of his 3-point field goal attempts and .873 of his free throw tries.

2009-10 Big East Regular Season: Averaged 8.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest ... Contributed 14 points in 25 minutes to help lift VU to a 77-73 win on March 2 at Cincinnati ... His 11 points and solid defense on Dominique Jones helped VU down USF 74-49 on Feb. 24 ... Added 10 points and eight rebounds in a 92-81 win over Providence on Feb. 13 ... Sank a pair of 3-point goals to fuel an 11-0 run in the second half of VU's 81-71 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 2 ... Dropped in Finished with 11 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes ... 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor to help lift VU past Rutgers 94-68 on Jan. 20 at the RAC ... Came up with a big effort after being idled by a right hamstring injury against DePaul on Jan. 6 ... Led VU with 16 points in 28 minutes of a 78-76 win over Marquette on Jan. 9 ... A strained right hamstring suffered in practice on Jan. 4 kept him out of action against DePaul.

2009-10 Postseason: Played some of his best basketball in Villanova's final games ... Dropped in 15 points to go with five rebounds in VU's 75-68 loss to St. Mary's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... That came on the heels of a 22-point, five rebound effort against Marquette in the BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal.

2009-10 Highlights: Set a new career high with 10 rebounds to go with seven points in a 96-58 win over Fordham ... Tallied 18 points to go with three assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals in a 95-86 win over Maryland at the Verizon Center on Dec. 6 ... Chipped in with nine points, five points and two assists in a 81-63 win over La Salle on Nov. 28 ... Offered terrific defense and 18 points to go with five rebounds in a 79-67 win over Ole Miss on Nov. 22 ... His 35 minutes against the Rebels were a career high ... Connected on 5-of-7 from the field for 14 points to go with five rebounds in VU's 103-65 win over Penn on Nov. 16 at the Pavilion ... Paced the Wildcats with 20 points, including 5-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc, in an 84-61 win over Fairleigh Dickinson.

2008-09 Season: Played in all 38 games and started 13, averaging 22.8 minutes per game ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring at 9.3 points per game ... Averaged 3.4 rebounds per game and had 37 assists, 10 blocks and 26 steals ... Shot .410 (110-268) from the field, .418 (76-182) from three-point range and .848 (56-66) at the foul line ... Scored in double figures 19 times, including two games with at least 20 points ... Led Villanova in scoring twice and in steals four times.

2008-09 Big East Regular Season: Started one of 18 games and played 20.7 minutes per game ... Averaged 8.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game with 21 assists, five blocks and 10 steals ... Owned a 1.17 assist to turnover ratio (21-18) ... Shot .386 (44-114) from the field, .427 (32-75) from three-point range and .848 (28-33) at the foul line.

2008-09 Postseason: Played all seven games in the BIG EAST and NCAA Tournaments ... Averaged 8.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game in the postseason, including 6.4 points per game in the NCAA Tournament.

2008-09 Highlights: Scored a career-high 22 points in a win over Houston Baptist on December 4 ... Shot 7-11 from the field in that game, including draining 6-of-9 three-pointers ... His other 20-point game came against Marquette in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship, when he drained 6-of-9 from the field and 5-of-5 at the foul line ... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds in games against Fordham (November 17) and Syracuse (February 7) ... Had 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting (5-of-7 three-pointers) against Rutgers on February 19.

2007-08: A key part of Villanova's late season run to the NCAA Tournament ... Overall for the season played in all 35 games and made four starts ... Averaged 6.4 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... Shot .366 from the field (74-202), .296 percent from three-point range (40-135) and a team-best .881 at the foul line (37-42) ... Averaged 12.0 points per game over the final 12 contests ... Contributed more points in that stretch (145) than in his first 23 games combined (80) ... Started the season 16-of-66 (.242) from three-point range and in the 12 games since is 24-of-69 (.348) ... Scored in double figures eight times, with seven of the occasions coming in the last 12 contests.

Postseason: Scored a season-high 20 points in the second round win over Siena, making 8-of-12 shots (2-of-5 three-pointers) and a pair of free throws in a season-high 34 minutes ... Scored four points, all at the foul line, in 12 minutes of first round win over Clemson ... Added six points in the regional semifinals against Kansas ... Averaged 13.0 points per game in two BIG EAST Tournament contests ... After scoring 18 points in a first round win over Syracuse he earned his first career start the next day in a quarterfinal game against Georgetown ... Averaging 12.5 points per game in the postseason.

Regular Season: Endured a patient start to the season to put himself in position to flourish towards the end of the campaign ... Came off the bench in all 30 regular season contests and averaged 5.6 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 17.1 minutes per outing ... Struggled to find his shooting touch early on but regained it late in the season to help Villanova make a push to reach the postseason ... Scored in double figures by halftime in four of the eight games he had at least 10 points ... Averaged 7.7 points per contest in wins over Temple, Hartford and Columbia.

Big East Regular Season: Some of his greatest contributions to the team came down the stretch of the regular season, as he scored at least 13 points in five of the last seven regular season contests ... Came off the bench in all 18 league games and averaged 7.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures for the first time in his collegiate career when he collected 11 points against Notre Dame ... Starting against St. John's on February 16, ran off four straight games in which he scored in double figures, averaging 15.0 points per game during the stretch while shooting 20-of-37 (.541) from the field and .478 (11-23) from three-point range ... Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds against Rutgers.

Named to the presigious McDonald's and Parade All-American teams for his efforts in helping the Gray Bees' complete a 24-1 season ... Averaged 25.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists as a senior in 2006-07 ... Also named to the EA Sports All-American and first team All-New Jersey by the Newark Star-Ledger ... Participated in the Roundball Classic and was invited to try out for USA Basketball's 19-and-Under team following the season ... Connected on 42 percent of his 3-point field goal attempts in 2005-06 to go with an 11.5 ppg average.

PERSONAL

A business management major at Villanova ... Parents are Ernest Simpson and Karen Stokes ... Siblings are Brandon Stokes (21), Jamal Stokes (27), Harun Simpson (34) and Saidah Simpson (26) ... Jamal Stokes played at William Paterson College in New Jersey ... Played with current Wildcat Frank Tchuisi for coach Dan Hurley at St. Benedict's ...Born April 24, 1988 in Jersey City, N.J.

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