Justin
James
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 190 lbs
School/Club: Wyoming
Status: Senior
Birthday: 01/24/1997

About Justin James

Justin James is a productive mid-major player who grew into one of the most versatile players in college basketball over his four-year career at Wyoming.  A lightly regarded prospect in the high school class of 2015 out of Oldsmar Christian School, James averaged only 5 points per game as a freshman in the Mountain West.  Taking a big step forward as a sophomore but making strides in several areas as an upperclassman, James finished his senior season averaging 22.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game to lead the Cowboys in nearly every statistical category and capture All-Mountain West 2nd team honors.

  • Has very good size for a guard measured at 6’7 in shoes at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament to go along with a solid 6’8 wingspan and a lean 183-pound frame.  Fluid athlete who shows the ability to change gears well with the ball in his hands and nice explosiveness around the rim.
     
  • Played a huge role for Wyoming carrying them for long stretches and seldom leaving the floor.  Created a huge volume of shots out the pick and roll and did a little bit of everything else as the Cowboys looked to get him involved in a variety of ways.  Did his best work as a slasher using his size and quickness to initiate contact, but showed some creativity as a passer, and put points on the board in bunches when he ran hot from the perimeter.

Defensive Analysis

  • Fairly competitive defender who shows some toughness and instincts.  Not especially long for his height, but has solid quickness and plays with more urgency than a lot of players who seldom leave the floor.  Good rebounder for a guard with some versatility on the wing.
     
  • Defended a lot of spot-ups last season as Wyoming played a near 50-50 zone split, but held his own on the ball when they played man-to-man.

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