|No. 5 – Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||Israeli Super League
September 10, 1983 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Notre Dame Prep
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2008–present|
|2011–present||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
James was considered to be one of the best shot blockers in the NCAA, and recently played for Duquesne University and earlier for Northeastern University for his freshman and sophomore campaign, and his 6.53 blocks per game in 2006 set a new NCAA record. His 196 blocks came in just 30 collegiate games in the 2005–06 season. James has five triple doubles in his NCAA career, tying him for third in NCAA history.
In 2007–08, he averaged 12.6 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game, and 4.0 blocks per game despite just playing 20 minutes per game. He was projected as the 17th pick in the 2008 draft by InsideHoops and Fox Sports. James was also a victim in a shooting on Duquesne's campus in the Fall of 2006 where he was wounded in the left foot.
In 2008, Shawn James declared himself for the 2008 NBA Draft and hired an agent, but later went undrafted. Afterwards, he signed a two-year contract with Bnei Hasharon in the Israeli basketball league.
In May 2011, James signed a two-year conract with Euroleague team Maccabi Tel Aviv. James was named All-Euroleague Second Team for the 2012-13 Euroleague season. In June of 2013, James signed a 4-year contract extension with the team.
|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|
|†||Denotes seasons in which James' team won the Euroleague|
|Led the league|
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career blocks leaders
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season blocks leaders
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- Triple Threat in The Duquesne Duke, February 7, 2008
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- "Freshmen to dominate top of '08 draft". Replay.waybackmachine.org. July 5, 2007. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
- Duquesne junior out with foot injury in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 11, 2006
- InsideHoops.com: Shawn James signs with agent in Inside Hoops, May 8, 2008
- Post-Gazette.com: Sports News Briefs in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2008
- "MACCABI ELECTRA adds size with James". Euroleague.net. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
- "2012-13 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Eurleague.net. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
- "Maccabi Tel Aviv extend Shawn James". Euroleague.net. Retrieved June 14, 2013.