|No. 5 – Khimki|
VTB United League
February 27, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Lincoln-Way Central
(New Lenox, Illinois)
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2010–2011||Power Electronics Valencia|
James Augustine (born February 27, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Khimki of the Russian Professional Basketball League (PBL). 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.
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 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 CB Gran Canaria of the Spanish league. On July 30, 2010 he signed a one-year contract with Power Electronics Valencia. In August 2011 he signed with UCAM Murcia. In May 2012, he joined BC Khimki.
Records and awards
Augustine holds the school record for career rebounds with 1,023. 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. 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 and shares the school award for career victories with Dee Brown, with 114 wins.
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, 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.
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 for the 1995-2006 seasons. Augustine is also the cousin of Cleveland Browns safety Nick Sorensen.
NBA 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|
- Augustine, Fisher finalize Gran Canaria roster
- Power Electronics Valencia signs James Augustine to a one-year contract
- UCAM Murcia lands James Augustine
- BC KHIMKI adds rebounder Augustine
- Player Bio: James Augustine :: Men's Basketball
- Augustine visits D-League to get some playing time by Brian Schmitz, Orlando Sentinel, retrieved January 12, 2007
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- EurocupBasketball.com Profile
- Basketpedya.com Profile
- James Augustine at Basketball-Reference.com
- Bio at FightingIllini.com
- Draft Profile at NBA.com