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Stockwell continued success at Belleville


Adam Stockwell helped draw a link between the standout teams his father played for at Union Academy in Belleville in the late 1960s to Stockwell's teams at Belleville Henderson in the early 1990s.

Like his father, Jim, Adam led his team to a number of titles while accumulating notable numbers of his own. And Adam Stockwell scored more than 2,000 career points in his high school career, just like his father.

Also, Adam helped guide Belleville Henderson to two Section 3 championships to go with the three that his father won at Union Academy.

Adam, a guard like his father, averaged 27 points a game over his junior and senior seasons for Belleville Henderson. He finished his career with 2,020 points, which was fifth on the Section 3 list at the time.

Adam then continued his high level of play for Division II Le Moyne College. He started for three seasons with the Dolphins, beginning in 1993. He averaged 21.1 points per game as a senior when he was captain of the team and added 5.6 rebounds a game, winning a spot on the All-America honorable mention squad. Le Moyne tied the school record for wins with a 24-6 mark and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years.

Stockwell, with 1,458 career points in his collegiate career, ranks ninth all-time at Le Moyne. He is second in 3-point field goal percentage (.420), fourth in 3-point field goals (170) and sixth in steals (144). He also was named to the District I All-Academic team as a senior and graduated in 1996.

In 2007, Stockwell was inducted into Le Moyne College's Gold Wave Hall of Fame.

Stockwell then played professional basketball in Belfast, Ireland, during the 1996-97 season.

He moved on to a coaching career after receiving his master's degree, coaching at Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy, then as an assistant at Penn State-Behrend, before working as an assistant at Division I Canisius College for five seasons.

Stockwell just completed his fifth season as the head coach for Clarkson University. The Golden Knights finished 15-11 overall and have steadily improved under Stockwell, who has a 52-78 record at Clarkson after going 12-38 his first two seasons.

He lives in Potsdam with his wife Emily and children Katherine and Jameson.

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