James Reaves

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James Reaves
No. 35 – Rochester Razorsharks
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1982-04-30) April 30, 1982 (age 37)
Rochester, New York

/ Spouse = Janelle Reaves-Lofton

Children = James Reaves Jr, Jamez Reaves
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight244.2 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolEdison Tech (Rochester, New York)
CollegeNiagara (2000–2004)
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004BS Energy Braunschweig (Germany)
2005SG FT/MTV Braunschweig (Germany)
2005Tecos de la UAG (Mexico)
2005–2006Rochester Razorsharks (ABA)
2006Dodge City Legend (USBL)
2006–2007Rochester Razorsharks (ABA)
2007–2008UU-Korihait (Finland)
2008Rochester Razorsharks (PBL)
2008–2009Barreteros de Zacatecas (Mexico)
2009Rochester Razorsharks (PBL)
2009Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela)
2009Barreteros de Zacatecas (Mexico)
2010–2011UU-Korihait (Finland)
2011–2012Barreteros de Zacatecas (Mexico)
2012UU-Korihait (Finland)
2013Rochester Razorsharks (PBL)

James Reaves is a professional basketball player for the Rochester Razorsharks of the PBL.

Reaves was born on April 30, 1982 in Rochester, New York to Milton and Dorthea Reaves. He has two older brothers, Carlos and Kelvin. In 2006, Reaves was inducted to the Greater Rochester High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

High school career[edit]

Reaves attended Edison Tech HS in Rochester. In 2000, his senior year, he averaged 25 points and 17 rebounds per game and was named All-Greater Rochester Area High School Boys Player of the Year.

College career[edit]

Reaves attended Niagara University[1] on a basketball scholarship. He was named to the MAAC All Rookie team in 2001 and All Conference team in 2002[2] and was the 2004 MAAC tournament MVP.

  • 2000-2001: Freshman Year

Averaged 7.7 RPG

  • 2001-2002: Sophomore Year

Averaged 10.4 PPG, 8.8 RPG and 1.1 APG

  • 2002-2003: Junior Year

Averaged 11.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG and 2.3 APG

  • 2003-2004: Senior Year

Averaged 11.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG and 1.5 APG

International professional career[edit]

  • 2004-2005

BS/Energy Braunschweig (Germany Div. I) & SG FT/MTV Braunschweig (Germany Div. II) Averaged 22.6 PPG and 9.4 RPG over 17 games for both teams

  • 2005

Tecos del UAG (Mexican Pro League) Averaged 13.2 PPG and 7.3 RPG

In 2010-11 he played for Korihait in the Finnish basketball league, Korisliiga.[3]

United States professional career[edit]

  • 2005-2006 (ABA)

Led Rochester Razorsharks in PPG with 18.4 and RPG with 7.6 and led team to first ever ABA Championship.

Played 11 games with the Dodge City Legend in USBL, averaging 10.6 PPG and 10.6 RPG. Sat out most of the year with an injured knee

  • 2006-2007

Again played for hometown Rochester Razorsharks. For this season, Reaves was named to represent the Razorsharks in the 2007 ABA All-Star Game.[citation needed]