James Southerland

by Wheat Hotchkiss
Pacers.com Writer/Editor

James Southerland

Source: Syracuse University Athletics

June 13, 2013

School: Syracuse
Position: Small Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 221 lbs
Class: Senior
Points Per Game: 13.3
Rebounds Per Game: 5.2
Assists Per Game: 1.1
Steals Per Game: 1.5
Blocks Per Game: 0.9
Turnovers Per Game: 1.2

Senior Year: Southerland averaged 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in two exhibition games ... He was one of three players to reach double figures in scoring against WAGNER with 15 points ... Southerland led the Orange with 22 points and a personal-best five steals against PRINCETON ... He scored a team-high 18 points against COLGATE ...Southerland tied the school record with nine three-pointers on his career-high 35 points at ARKANSAS. He is the first member of the Orange to score 30 points in a game since Wes Johnson had 31 points against Gonzaga in the 2010 NCAA Tournament ... Southerland was one of seven players to reach double figures in scoring against MONMOUTH with 14 points ... He led the team with 21 points against CANISIUS ... Southerland was 7-for-12 from the floor, including 5-for-8 from the three point range for a team-high 22 points against DETROIT ... He tied his career high with nine rebounds against TEMPLE ... Southerland was one of five players to reach double figures in scoring against CENTRAL CONNECTICUT with 11 points ... He was one of three players to reach double figures in scoring against USF with 17 points ... Southerland tied his season high with three assits to go along with 13 points against PROVIDENCE ... He tallied 13 points against ST. JOHN'S ... Southerland was one of three players to reach double figures in scoring against CONNECTICUT with 14 points ... He tallied 11 points against SETON HALL ... Southerland was 7-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from the free throw line for 20 points against PROVIDENCE ... He was one of three players to reach double figures in scoring against GEORGETOWN with a team-high 13 ... Southerland recorded 15 points against MARQUETTE ... Made his first start of the season against DEPAUL, posting his first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds... Scored a team high 20 points against SETON HALL in the BIG EAST Tournament ... Set a BIG EAST Tournament record for most three-pointers without a miss going 6-for-6 on his way to a team high 20 points against PITTSBURGH ... Southerland scored 13 points against GEORGETOWN in the semi-final of the BIG EAST Tournament ... He scored 9 points and tallied 8 rebounds against LOUISVILLE in the final of the BIG EAST Tournament ... Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team after setting a tournament record with 17 three-pointers ... Southerland scored 9 points against MONTANA in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... He scored 14 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds against CALIFORNIA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior Year: He was one of seven players who saw action in all 37 Syracuse games … For the third straight campaign he raised his scoring and rebounding averages … Southerland ranked fifth on the team with 37 3-pointers … He had three 3-pointers in a game five different times in 2011-12 … Southerland scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and tied a career-high with four assists against MANHATTAN ... He had a career-high 19 points against ALBANY on a collegiate-best eight made field goals … He went 3-for-4 from the 3-point line ... Southerland tallied 14 points and established a career-high with four steals against COLGATE ... He equaled his collegiate best with 19 points against EASTERN MICHIGAN ... He added five boards and three steals in the victory … Southerland scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds and had one steal at NORTH CAROLINA STATE ... He tied a career-high with four blocks to go with 10 points and five rebounds against TULANE ... Southerland tallied 15 points in a season-high 25 minutes against NOTRE DAME ... He had seven points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes at CINCINNATI ... He tallied six points, three rebounds and two steals in a win at ST. JOHN’S ... Southerland contributed four points and had four rebounds, four steals and one block against LOUISVILLE ... He had seven points, one block and one steal in a victory at CONNECTICUT ... Southerland accumulated seven points, four rebounds and three blocks in the final regular-season game versus LOUISVILLE ... He scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots against CONNECTICUT in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Tournament ... Southerland was a key contributor in the NCAA Tournament … He had a squad-leading 15 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the floor, including 3-for-5 shooting from behind the 3-point line, and grabbed eight rebounds against UNC ASHVILLE in the second round of the NCAA’s ... Southerland tallied 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field and had six rebounds in a truimph against KANSAS STATE that put Syracuse into the "Sweet 16."

Sophomore Year: Scored six points in his collegiate debut against ROBERT MORRIS ...Led the team with 11 rebounds in first scrimmage against KUTZTOWN ... Averaged 9.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in team's two exhibition games ... Hit both of his 3-point field goal attempts on his way to seven points against NORTHERN IOWA ... Scored three points, pulled down three rebounds and blocked one shot against DETROIT ... Recorded a career-high nine rebounds and two assists to go along with seven points against COLGATE ... Also tied his career bests with three blocks and three steals against the Raiders ... Was 3-for-5 from the floor for seven points against IONA ... Posted career highs in points (18), field goals made (7) and attempted (10) against MORGAN STATE ... Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in a career-high 28 minutes against PROVIDENCE ... Tallied 12 points and tied his career high with three steals against NOTRE DAME ... Recorded eight points and eight rebounds against CINCINNATI ... Made his first career start at PITTSBURGH ... Southerland scored eight points and dished out a career-high four assists against the Panthers ... Played 21 minutes against GEORGETOWN, scoring 9 points ... Scored 7 points against DEPAUL ... Scored 7 points in 21 minutes in second round loss to MARQUETTE in NCAA Tournament.

Freshman Year: Appeared in 13 games for the Orange ... Southerland scored a game-high 19 points against Cal State L.A. (exhibition) ... He made all seven of his field goals, including five 3-pointers ... In his first collegiate action versus ROBERT MORRIS, Southerland tallied six points on 2-for-5 shooting from long range and also had three blocks to go along with three steals ... Southerland scored in double figures for the first time with 10 points in 10 minutes versus COLGATE ... Tallied 10 points and four rebounds in the Orange’s win against MAINE ... Made his NCAA Tournament debut in the first round versus Vermont and had four points.

Personal: He was born James Southerland III in April 1990 … He is the son of James Jr. and Magalie Southerland Jr. … He has two sisters … Southerland is majoring in Child and Family Studies in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

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