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Justin James

Justin James

American basketball player
Justin James
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Quick Facts

Intro American basketball player
Is Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 24 January 1997, St. Lucie County, USA
Age 24 years
Star sign Aquarius
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Justin Taylor James (born January 24, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Wyoming Cowboys. He was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2019 NBA draft.

College career

A native of Port St. Lucie, Florida, James was an unheralded basketball recruit out of high school, generating only one high-major offer from Mississippi State, before ultimately going to the University of Wyoming. He became a full-time contributor by his sophomore year and increased his scoring average each year. James led the Mountain West Conference in scoring during his final season at Wyoming, averaging 22.1 points per game as a senior, despite playing as a point guard, a position he does not normally play, because Wyoming needed James to have the ball as much as possible during a 8–24 season. He also led the Cowboys with 8.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, and made second team All-Mountain West. James had a three-point field goal percentage of 33.7 percent during his college career. Despite his high scoring, James posted career-lows in field goal percentage (40.9 percent) and 3-point field goal percentage (29.6 percent) during his senior high, as well as 4.1 turnovers per game.

James finished his college career with 2,061 points, the third-highest in Mountain West history. He also participated in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, one of 64 seniors from around the country invited to the event.

Professional career

Sacramento Kings (2019–present)

James was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round of the 2019 NBA draft with the No. 40 overall pick, and is the first University of Wyoming player drafted since the Los Angeles Lakers selected Larry Nance Jr. in 2015. He was the Kings' first pick in the draft, as the team did not have a first-round selection. CBS Sports had ranked James as the 96th-best prospect heading into the draft, while The Sporting News and nbadraft.net had him unranked, and most mock drafts did not predict he would be picked. But Sacramento General Manager Vlade Divac said the team drafted him because they followed his college career and appreciated his passion and production: "We talked to everybody about his professionalism and his love for the game. We were so excited when we spent time with him in Sacramento." On July 10, 2019, the Sacramento Kings announced that they had signed James. On October 25, 2019, James made his debut in NBA, coming off from bench in a 112–122 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers with two points. He scored 30 points for the G League Stockton Kings in a win over the Iowa Wolves on January 11, 2020.

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Wyoming 31 3 16.6 .418 .358 .565 2.1 .8 .3 .4 5.1
2016–17 Wyoming 37 6 26.2 .462 .419 .762 5.0 2.2 .8 .5 16.0
2017–18 Wyoming 32 32 31.2 .472 .308 .726 6.0 3.1 1.1 .5 18.9
2018–19 Wyoming 32 32 38.2 .409 .296 .741 8.5 4.4 1.5 .6 22.1
Career 132 73 28.1 .442 .337 .731 5.4 2.6 .9 .5 15.6
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https://trib.com/sports/college/wyoming/mbb/justin-james-career-high-points-lead-wyoming-to-border-war/article_5b55d582-9adf-58eb-b336-8aee805705e8.html
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https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/kings/2019-nba-draft-kings-select-wyomings-justin-james-no-40-overall
https://trib.com/sports/college/wyoming/mbb/uw-s-justin-james-taken-by-sacramento-kings-in-nba/article_504db23e-f222-5de1-8f3b-cf718ec2f214.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/nba/kings-add-scoring-with-wyomings-justin-james/2019/06/20/84e0f49e-93d8-11e9-956a-88c291ab5c38_story.html
https://trib.com/sports/college/wyoming/mbb/justin-james-passion-production-sold-the-sacramento-kings-on-him/article_3505ac86-4a53-5071-a7f1-1cc9fc43ef13.html
https://trib.com/sports/college/wyoming/mbb/wyoming-s-justin-james-will-play-in-portsmouth-invitational-tournament/article_fd5bd20a-dfd1-5150-a7c2-3594389c0dd7.html
https://www.nba.com/kings/news/kings-sign-justin-james
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https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/basketball/news/kings-justin-james-scores-30-points-in-g-league-win/
https://www.nba.com/playerfile/justin_james
https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/j/jamesju01.html
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