James Southerland

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James Southerland
Portland Trail Blazers
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 24)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Cardozo (Bayside, New York)
Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
College Syracuse (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013 Charlotte Bobcats
2013–2014 Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
2014 New Orleans Pelicans
2014–present Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

James Southerland III (born April 28, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. The 6'8" forward, an undrafted rookie from Syracuse University, posted career-best averages in scoring (13.3 ppg), rebounding (5.2 rpg) and three-point shooting (.398) as a senior in 2012–13.

High school career[edit]

Southerland played for Coach Ron Naclerio at Cardozo High School. He participated in the 2006 Reebok ABCD Camp (N.J.). As a junior, he averaged 17.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists for Cardozo. Southerland helped the squad to a 22-5 record. For 2008–09, he moved to Notre Dame Prep. He was rated 87th among the Class of 2009 small forwards by Scouts Inc.[1]

College career[edit]

Over his four-year career, Southerland averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .449 from the field and .370 from three-point range in 112 games.[1] With nine, he tied the school record for made threes in a single game, at Arkansas, on November 30, 2012, while scoring a career-best 35 points.[2] Was named Big East Player of the Week on December 3, 2012.[3] On January 11, 2013, in his final season at Syracuse, Southerland was declared ineligible due to an undisclosed academic issue. He was reinstated on February 10, after missing six games.[4] On senior night at the Carrier Dome, he recorded his first collegiate double-double, by scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, against DePaul.[5] During the 2013 Big East Tournament, Southerland set records for most three pointers made in a game without a miss (6 vs Pittsburgh) and total number of threes made (17) in a single tournament, while being named to the All-Tournament team.[1] Was selected as a member of the East Regional All-Tournament team during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.[6]

College statistics[edit]

College Year GP GS MIN MPG FG FGA FG% FG3 FG3A 3FG% FT FTA FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PTS PPG
Syracuse 2009–10 13 0 97 7.5 16 39 .410 7 24 .292 2 4 .500 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.5 41 3.2
Syracuse 2010–11 28 2 396 14.1 52 121 .430 25 68 .368 7 10 .700 2.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 136 4.9
Syracuse 2011–12 37 0 593 16.0 96 206 .466 37 110 .336 23 33 .697 3.1 0.4 0.8 0.9 252 6.8
Syracuse 2012–13 34 11 1003 29.5 161 358 .450 84 211 .398 45 57 .789 5.2 1.1 1.5 0.9 451 13.3
Career 112 13 2089 18.7 325 724 .449 153 413 .370 77 104 .740 3.3 0.6 0.9 0.8 880 7.9

Source:[7]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Southerland joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the Orlando Summer League and the Golden State Warriors for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On September 5, 2013, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[8] On December 11, 2013, he was waived by the Bobcats after playing in just one game.[9] On December 19, 2013, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[10]

On April 11, 2014, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[11]

On August 8, 2014, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.[12]

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