Catching Up With Delroy James

Tulsa66ers.com caught up with Delroy James, who was added to the 66ers roster last week, for a quick timeout. James started this past year playing in Isreal for team Bnei Eshet Tours Hasharon where he averaged 16.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 10 games.

The forward played collegiately for the University of Rhode Island from 2007-2011. James saw action in his first two games in Tulsa last weekend against Fort Wayne.

On the transition from playing in Israel to the NBA D-League:
“I left Israel, had four or five days off and came straight to Tulsa. I have been concentrating on getting acclimated with the new team. I have already played with some great players that I have heard about before. Everything has been great in Tulsa—the players, the coaching staff, the people. Everything is very professional around here. I want to continue working hard.”

On his experience playing in Israel:
“It helped me a lot. I came out of college and went over to a very good league. My brother is also over there. I was playing good basketball and there was a lot of talent. I decided it was best for me to return to the US and continue my professional career here. I am excited for this opportunity and I am looking forward to working towards my goal of playing at the next level.”

On the expectations of playing for the 66ers:
“It is all about defense and playing hard. The coaching staff always wants us to play with a lot of effort, and I pride myself on that. I love playing for coaches that will push you to make you be an ever better pro. That is exactly what I need.”

On how he would describe his game:
“I like to be versatile on the court. My focus is playing hard, tough defense and getting rebounds. I try to make my teammates better. I have areas in my game that need to be improved so I can be an all-around good basketball player.”