Shawn James

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Shawn James
Shawn James.jpg
No. 5 – Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Position Power forward / Center
League Israeli Super League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1983-09-10) September 10, 1983 (age 30)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
College Northeastern (2004–2006)
Duquesne (2007–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2011 Bnei Hasharon
2011–present Maccabi Tel Aviv
Career highlights and awards

Shawn James (born September 10, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Super League. He plays at the power forward and center positions.[1]

College career[edit]

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.[2] James has five triple doubles in his NCAA career, tying him for third in NCAA history.[3]

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.[4] He was projected as the 17th pick in the 2008 draft by InsideHoops and Fox Sports.[5] 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.[6]

Professional career[edit]

In 2008, Shawn James declared himself for the 2008 NBA Draft and hired an agent, but later went undrafted.[7] Afterwards, he signed a two-year contract with Bnei Hasharon in the Israeli basketball league.[8]

In May 2011, James signed a two-year conract with Euroleague team Maccabi Tel Aviv.[9] James was named All-Euroleague Second Team for the 2012-13 Euroleague season.[10] In June of 2013, James signed a 4-year contract extension with the team.[11]

Euroleague 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
Denotes seasons in which James' team won the Euroleague
Led the league
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Maccabi 14 1 8.4 .448 .000 .667 2.4 .2 .3 .9 2.6 2.9
2012–13 Maccabi 27 22 24.2 .627 .000 .740 6.5 1.0 .9 1.9 11.5 16.6
2013–14 Maccabi 10 5 17.5 .683 1.000 .611 3.3 1.3 .7 1.5 9.8 12.2
Career 51 28 18.5 .622 .250 .704 4.7 .8 .7 1.6 8.7 12.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "profile". Nbadraft.net. February 9, 2008. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shawn James Transfers to Duquesne". goduquesne.cstv.com. July 7, 2006. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Triple Threat in The Duquesne Duke, February 7, 2008
  4. ^ "Shawn James Stats, News, Phots". espn.go.com. October 28, 2004. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Freshmen to dominate top of '08 draft". Replay.waybackmachine.org. July 5, 2007. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ Duquesne junior out with foot injury in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 11, 2006
  7. ^ InsideHoops.com: Shawn James signs with agent in Inside Hoops, May 8, 2008
  8. ^ Post-Gazette.com: Sports News Briefs in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2008
  9. ^ "MACCABI ELECTRA adds size with James". Euroleague.net. Retrieved September 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2012-13 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Eurleague.net. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  11. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv extend Shawn James". Euroleague.net. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 

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