James Mays
Full Name: James Dixon Mays
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 230
Birthdate: March 3, 1986
High School: Garner HS
College: Clemson
 

Clemson
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 32 8 51 111 .459 35 80 .438 1 1 .000 110 12 33 23 138 4.30
2005-06 11 11 40 74 .541 21 40 .525 0 4 .000 84 15 14 17 101 9.20
2006-07 36 34 172 360 .478 88 160 .550 7 31 .226 232 95 69 34 439 12.2
2007-08 29 28 125 259 .483 56 102 .549 3 15 .200 196 59 50 20 309 10.7
Totals 108 81 388 804 .483 200 382 .524 11 51 .216 622 181 166 94 987 9.10

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration. Participated in the 2007 NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Orlando, Fla.

Career Highlights: As a senior, helped Clemson reach the ACC Tournament championship game as well as the NCAA Tournament. Was a key component in leading Clemson to a 17-0 start in 2006-07. Ranks in Clemson’s top 10 all-time for both steals and blocks per game.

Senior (2007-08): Fought through a rash of injuries to finish second on the team in rebounds per game, third in steals, while posting a double-digit scoring average. Named to the ACC-All Tournament Second Team after helping the Tigers reach the title game. Led Clemson in rebounding 10 times. Recorded a career-high six steals in a season-opening win against Furman. Tallied a season-high 20 points in a comeback, road win at Maryland. Suffered a broken hand against North Carolina but still produced nine points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

Junior (2006-07): Enjoyed a breakout season as a junior, posting career-bests in points (12.2 ppg), assists (2.7 apg) and steals (1.9 spg); also averaged 6.4 rebounds. Set Clemson single-season records for assists (95) and steals (69) for a frontcourt player. Posted eight double-digit rebounding efforts and seven point-rebound double-doubles. Exemplified his balanced play with an 18-point, nine-rebound, four-assist, five-steal, two-block effort against Monmouth.

Sophomore (2005-06): Started all 11 games in which he appeared. (Mays was ruled academically ineligible for the second semester). The Tigers posted an 11-0 mark with Mays, and managed just an 8-13 record in his stead. Averaged 9.2 points and a career-best 7.6 rebounds. Posted 19 points and seven rebounds against South Carolina.

Freshman (2004-05): Showed flashes of his potential in limited action, starting in eight of 32 games in which he appeared. Averaged 4.3 points and better than one steal per game.

Strengths: Athletic forward known for his hard-nosed play on both ends of the floor. Impacts the game in a big way both defensively and on the glass. Displays excellent passing ability from the low-post.

Personal: Son of Hardrick Mays, a former collegiate basketball player at Shaw University. Averaged 20-plus points and 15-plus rebounds en route to garnering a McDonald’s All-America nomination while a senior at Garner High School.



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