Full Name: Kwame Alan James
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 241
Birthdate: February 27, 1978
High School: Trinity College HS (Trinidad & Tobago), then Lawrence North HS (Indianapolis, IN)
Played for AS Bondy 93 in the French Pro B League in 2001-02. Averaged 12.9 points and 9.0 rebounds in 11 games. Has also played for La Union in the Argentinean 2nd Division in 2000-01 and 2001-02. Earned recognition as a national hero when he helped subdue a would-be terrorist on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami. He was on his way home to Trinidad & Tobago when the incident occurred. As a result of his actions, he was the recipient of the MVC’s Most Courageous Award in 2002.
Appeared in 115 games in four years at Evansville, starting 82 times. Completed career with 721 points and 426 rebounds, shooting .541 from the field.
As a senior, averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16.5 minutes a game. Started 22 of 26 games. Scored season high 21 points against Morgan State on Dec. 21. Notched only double-double effort of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against UNC-Greensboro on Dec. 18. Scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds at Bradley on Jan. 15. Tallied eight points and six rebounds against Eastern Illinois on Dec. 30. Scored seven points and grabbed nine rebounds in home finale against Indiana State on Feb. 26.
As a junior, averaged 9.4 points and 3.6 rebounds in 18.6 minutes a game. Started 29 of 33 games. Led Missouri Valley Conference in field goal percentage at .618, the sixth best single-season shooting percentage in school history. Finished third on the team in scoring and rebounding. Scored career-high 25 points against Tennessee Tech on Dec. 16. Recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 points against Sacred Heart on Nov. 22. Went 7-for-7 from the field in scoring 15 points against Northern Iowa on Jan. 7. Registered 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting against Morehead State on Dec. 29.
As a sophomore, averaged 7.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 21.9 minutes a game. Started 27 of 30 games, including 19 of the last 20 contests. Scored in double figures nine times. Led team in rebounding seven times and grabbed six or more boards on 13 occasions. Posted two double-doubles on the season in back-to-back games against Northern Iowa on Jan. 26 and Wichita State on Jan. 31. Scored season-high 17 points twice, against Penn on Nov. 30 and against Southwest Missouri State on Jan. 3.
As a freshman, averaged 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.2 minutes a game. Started four times. Recorded season-high of 15 points at Illinois State on Jan. 4. Scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Butler on Dec. 14. Registered eight points and five rebounds in collegiate debut against Tennessee-Martin.