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Sacramento Kings | #10 | Guard-Forward

Justin

James

PPG

3.9

RPG

0.8

APG

0.6

PIE

6.6

6'7" | 190lb | 24 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES: Selected in the second round (40th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings after his final season at Wyoming (6/20/19) ... Agreed to a deal with Sacramento (7/10/19). NBA G LEAGUE: Averaged 15.7 pog (.720 FG%, 3-4 3pt, 5-8 FT), 2.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 2.0 bpg and 17.4 mpg in three games with the Stockton Kings during the 2019-20 season. 2019-20 (Sacramento): Averaged 2.5 ppg (.413 FG%, .321 3pt%, 10-21 FT), 0.9 rpg, 0.5 apg and 6.5 mpg in 36 games (0 starts) ... Scored in double figures in two games ... Missed 36 games ... Inactive in seven games due to coach’s decision (10/23/19, 11/8/19, 7/31-8/7/20) ... Did not play in 29 games due to coach’s decision (10/28-11/1/19, 11/6/19, 11/12-11/17/19, 12/6-12/13/19, 12/17/19, 12/21/19, 12/23/19, 12/29/19, 1/15/20, 1/27/20, 2/3/20, 2/7/20, 2/10/20, 2/22/20, 2/25/20, 2/28-3/5/20, 3/8/20) ... Had a plalelet-rich plasma injection to treat patellar tendinitis in his right knee on Mar. 10, but did not miss any games due to the injury ... Top Single-Game Performances: Score a career-high 14 points as he went 6-for-14 from the field to go with three rebounds, three assists and one steal at Brooklyn (11/22/19) ... Recorded six points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals setting a career-high in rebounds in a win vs. Denver (11/30/19) ... Posted 14 points to tie his career-high in scoring while setting new career-best from byeond the arc going 3-for5 from downtown at Indiana (12/20/19).

BEFORE NBA

COLLEGE (Wyoming, 2015-19): Averaged 15.7 ppg (.442 FG%, .337 3pt%, .731 FT%), 5.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.5 bpg and 28.1 mpg in 131 career collegiate games (73 starts) ... Fourth in career points in Mountain West Conference annals (2,061) ... One of two players in program history to score 2,000 points or more and grab 600+ rebounds ... Finished his college career ranked third in points, fourth in field goals made (592(, ninth in 3-pointers made (158) and fifth in free throws made (519) in Wyoming Men’s Basketball history ... As a senior, averaged 22.1 ppg (.409 FG%, .296 3pt%, .741 FT%), 8.5 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.5 spg and 38.2 mpg in 32 games (32 starts) during the 2018-19 season ... Scored the second most points (706) while having the seventh highest scoring average (22.1) for a single season in program annals ... For his 2018-19 season, he now ranks sixth in assists (141), tied for sixth in field goals made (228) and tied for fourth in free throws made (200) among Wyoming’s all-time single-season leaders ... Accolades amassed as a senior includes All-Mountain West First Team (media) and Second Team (coaches) selections as well as being named to the NABC All-District 17 Second Team ... His points per game average ranked 19th in the nation as he made the 12th most free throws in the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded 34 points, 20 rebounds, four assists and two steals at Evansville (11/28/18) as he is one of 24 players since the 2010-11 season with 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game ... Posted 36 points, six assists and seven assists going 10-for-14 from the field and 11-of-12 from the free throw line in a win vs. Colorado State (2/9/19) ... Totaled 29 points and 12 rebounds on 12-of-24 shooting at Colorado State (2/23/19) ... Tallied 31 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the Cowboys lone conference tournament game against New Mexico (3/13/19) ... As a junior, averaged 18.9 ppg (.472 FG%, .308 3pt%, .726 FT%), 6.0 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.1 spg, 0.5 bpg and 31.2 mpg in 32 games (32 starts) during the 2017-18 season ... Earned All-Conference First Team honors and was selected to the NABC All-District 17 First Team ... Top Single-Game Performances: Dished out six assists while adding 24 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in a win vs. Drake (12/2/17) ... Scored a season-high 33 points to go with 10 rebounds as he went 14-of-22 from the floor in a win vs. Nevada (1/24/18) ... Matched his season-high totaling 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a win at San Jose State (1/27/18) ... Averaged 16.0 ppg (.462 FG%, .419 3pt%, .762 FT%), 5.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.5 bpg and 26.2 mpg in 37 games (6 starts) during his sophomore season ... Named Mountain West Sixth Man of the Year and went on to earned Mountain West All-Conference Third Team distinction ... Amassed 17.7 ppg (.451 FG%, .360 3pt%, .793 FT%), 5.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.7 spg and 30.0 mpg in six games (6 starts) for Wyoming during the 2017 College Basketball Invitational as he guided the Pokes to their first CBI championship ... Top Single-Game Performances: Knocked down nine shots on 14 field goal attempts for 28 points at California (11/25/16) ... Tallied a double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in a win vs. New Mexico (2/25/17) ... Went 8-of-13 on field goal attempts, scoring 21 points and adding eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in a win vs. Coastal Carolina (3/29/17) ... Notched 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting to go along with five boards and four assists helping Wyoming win the College Basketball Invitational against Coastal Carolina (3/31/17) ... In his first season at Wyoming, averaged 5.2 ppg (.418 FG%, .358 3pt%, .565 FT%), 1.9 rpg, 0.8 apg and 16.4 mpg in 30 games (3 starts) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high 13 points going 4-of-10 from the floor, including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc in a win at New Mexico State (12/13/15) ... Grabbed seven rebounds to go with 12 points, one steal and one block at Nevada (1/2/16). HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oldsmar Christian High School in Oldsmar, Florida where he helped his team go 26-4 during the 2014-15 season after he accrued averages of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game ... As a senior he was named the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association Player of the Year and was rated as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports ... Played for West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida, as he averaged 21.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocks per game ... Tabbed as 2014 Scripps Treasure Coast Newspaper Player of the Year

PERSONAL LIFE

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 24, 1997 in Port St. Lucie, Florida ... He would be a basketball coach if he wasn’t pursuing a professional basketball career ... Lists dancing as hidden talent of his ... The Pursuit of Happyness is his favorite move while Prison Break is his favorite TV show ... Majored in Kinesiology ... @1JustinJames on Twitter