James Augustine

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James Augustine
James Augustine BCKhimki.JPG
Augustine playing with Khimki
No. 5 – Khimki
Position Power forward
League VTB United League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1984-02-27) February 27, 1984 (age 30)
Midlothian, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Lincoln-Way Central
(New Lenox, Illinois)
College Illinois (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Orlando Magic
2007 Anaheim Arsenal
2008–2010 Gran Canaria
2010–2011 Power Electronics Valencia
2011–2012 UCAM Murcia
2012–present Khimki
Career highlights and awards

James Augustine (born February 27, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Khimki of the VTB United League. He was born in Midlothian, Illinois, but eventually moved to Mokena, Illinois where he attended Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, Illinois where he graduated in 2002. While at Lincoln-Way, Augustine played both football and basketball.

College career[edit]

Augustine played for the University of Illinois men's basketball team from 2002 to 2006. As a freshman, Augustine was a starter for a team that finished second in the Big Ten. Playing both the power forward and center positions, his career with the Illini included many team records, a trip to the national championship game, and several awards. Throughout his college career, Augustine was often complimented by announcers for his athleticism for a big man. Many attributed this ability to the fact that Augustine played Quarterback for his high school football team. Augustine is the first player in school history and just the 12th player in Big Ten history with 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Augustine finished his college career with 1,383 points and 1,023 rebounds. He is also the school-record holder for career field goal percentage at 61.7 percent (534-865), which also ranks fifth in Big Ten history. Augustine Played in 137 games during his college career, the second most in school history (tied with Dee Brown)

Professional career[edit]

Augustine was selected with the 41st pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. In August 2008, after playing two seasons in the NBA and its affiliate Development League, Augustine signed with Gran Canaria of the Spanish league.[1]

On July 30, 2010 he signed a one-year contract with Power Electronics Valencia.[2]

In August 2011 he signed with UCAM Murcia.[3]

In May 2012, he signed a contract with the Russian team Khimki.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Orlando 2 0 3.5 .333 .000 .000 1.5 1.0 .0 .0 1.0
2007–08 Orlando 25 0 6.0 .529 .000 .500 1.2 .1 .2 .1 1.6
Career 27 0 5.8 .514 .000 .500 1.2 .1 .2 .1 1.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Orlando 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0
Career 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 2.0

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2010–11 Valencia 8 2 14.7 .500 .000 .500 3.1 .5 .3 .1 3.4 4.3
2012–13 Khimki 22 22 22.7 .603 .333 .698 4.7 1.7 .6 .7 5.7 10.5
Career 30 24 20.6 .569 .250 .673 4.3 1.4 .5 .5 5.1 8.9

Records and awards[edit]

Augustine holds the school record for career rebounds with 1,023.[5] He became the first Fighting Illini player and the 12th player in Big Ten Conference history to accumulate 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.[5] This feat was last accomplished Indiana's by Alan Henderson, who played from 1992 to 1995. Augustine holds the school record for career field goal percentage at 61.7[5] and shares the school award for career victories with Dee Brown, with 114 wins.[5]

Augustine was also named Most Outstanding Player in the 2005 Big Ten Tournament.[5]

Before playing in a regular-season game with the Magic, Augustine was assigned to an affiliate NBA Development League team, the Anaheim Arsenal, in January 2007,[6] appearing in 8 games and averaging 10 points and eight rebounds. He recorded 4 double-doubles in his 8 games. Augustine made his first appearance in a regular-season game on February 2, 2007 against the New Jersey Nets, recording two points, two assists, and three rebounds in four minutes of playing time.

Personal life[edit]

His uncle, Jerry Augustine, played professional baseball for the MLB's Milwaukee Brewers from 1973 to 1985 and was the head baseball coach at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee[5] for the 1995-2006 seasons. Augustine is also the cousin of Cleveland Browns safety Nick Sorensen.[5]

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