Henry James (basketball)

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Henry James
Personal information
Born (1965-07-29) July 29, 1965 (age 49)
Centreville, Alabama
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school North Side (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
College South Plains (1984–1986)
St. Mary's (Texas) (1986–1988)
NBA draft 1988 / Undrafted
Pro career 1990–1998
Position Power forward / Small forward
Career history
1990–1992 Cleveland Cavaliers
1992 Scavolini Pesaro
1992–1993 Utah Jazz
1993 Sacramento Kings
1994–1995 Houston Rockets
1994–1995 Los Angeles Clippers
1996–1997 Atlanta Hawks
1997–1998 Cleveland Cavaliers
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Henry Charles James (born July 29, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player.

Undrafted out of St. Mary's University, Texas, the 6'8" small forward signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) during the 1990-91 season and in 37 games, averaged 8.1 points per game.

He played with six other teams throughout his career, and once in 1996-97 as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, hit a then-record tying seven three-pointers in a quarter. He also had a career in the Philippine Basketball Association.[1]

On September 7, 2006, James was charged with two counts of the felony for selling a total of $750 in crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on August 30 and September 7.[2] His six children (all under the age of 11) were present during his last deal.[3] In May 2007, James, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to serve five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of distribution of a controlled substance.[2]


  1. ^ NBA.com: Blog
  2. ^ a b James, 41, sentenced to five years in jail for dealing crack cocaine, updated May 24, 2007
  3. ^ ESPN - '90s journeyman James faces drug charges - NBA

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