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James Johnson

  • Full Name: James Patrick Johnson
  • Position: Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-9 / 245
  • Birthdate: February 20, 1987
  • College: Wake Forest
Wake Forest
2007-08 30 28 164 337 0.487 82 119 0.689 28 100 0.28 244 37 41 40 438 14.6
2008-09 31 31 187 345 0.542 69 99 0.697 22 69 0.319 264 62 44 48 465 15
Totals 61 59 351 682 0.514 151 218 0.692 50 169 0.295 508 99 85 88 903 14.8

An early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights:

Two-time Third Team All-ACC honoree. Was freshman All-American and runner up for ACC Rookie of the Year. Lead Wake Forest in rebounding in each of his two seasons. Finished career with 903 points and 508 rebounds.

Sophomore (2008-09):

Averaged 15.0 points and 8.5 rebounds and was named to the ACC's Third Team. Was second on the team in scoring and first in rebounds. Shot a team-best 54.2 percent from the field. Lead Wake in blocks (48), was second in steals (44) and third in assists (62). In conference play, averaged 15.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and shot 55.8 percent. Had four double doubles and six games of 20 points or more. Had 25 points and nine rebounds against UNC Wilmington. Scored 14 points and added 14 rebounds against Baylor. Had 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Indiana. Hit winning layup with 0.8 seconds left to beat Duke in first matchup and had 26 points and 11 rebounds in second game against Duke. Had career-highs of 28 points and 18 rebounds against N.C. State. Led team with 22 points, eight rebounds and four blocks against Cleveland State in NCAA Tournament.

Freshman (2007-08):

Averaged 14.6 points and 8.1 rebounds. Was a freshman All-American. His rebounding average was the 13th best in ACC history for freshmen. Led Wake in scoring 11 times and rebounding 18 times. Had 15 points, 11 rebounds and four steals against USC Upstate. Scored 22 points, including 9-for-9 from the free throw line against Air Force. Scored 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting against Florida State. Had 24 points and 15 rebounds in upset win over Duke. Had 25 points and 14 rebounds against Maryland. Dished out season-best four assists against Georgia Tech.

Strengths: Strong, fluid and athletic wing with a versatile skill-set. Handles the ball well and can shoot from distance. Sees the floor and will make the extra pass. Rebounds at a solid clip.

Personal: Father is seven-time world kick boxing champion. Is middle child in family of nine children. Has six brothers and two sisters.

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