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Mike James Finally Gets to Prove Himself on the Highest Level! - Nov 9, 2017

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Mike James Finally Gets to Prove Himself on the Highest Level!

Mike James is finally getting the chance to make an impact in the NBA after years of proving himself in Europe! He shouldn't be confused with Mike James who he shared a namesake with who played in 595 games and had a similar physical profile but is now 42 years old. Both worked hard to carved out niche in the NBA and had to take the long road to the NBA.

The current NBA player Mike James is 27 years old and in his first year in the NBA playing in 11 games so far. He has been all over the world playing in countries like Croatia, Spain, Israel, Greece and Italy. He was offered a spot as a naturalized player with the Bosnian National Team in the last couple of years but turned it down to focus on his ultimate dream, an NBA career.

He has finally made that dream come true and he has made the most of it and becoming a starter for the Suns. In 11 games he's averaged 24mpg 11.7ppg 4.1aspg 2.8rbpg 1.1stls while keeping his turnovers down at 1.6topg. He has shot well from the field 39.2% from two, 34.2% from three and 83.3% from the FT line. He is able to run offense and can create instant offense.

He's had an impressive career in Europe and his Eurobasket profile reflects that...

Outlook: An explosive playmaker, Mike James is an athletic point-guard with the ability to play both on and off the ball. Mike excelled at Lamar University where he earned First Team All Conference honors as a senior, and was named Southland Conference Tournament MVP while leading the Cardinals to a conference championship and an NCAA tournament appearance. Mike scored at least 25 points in 7 games his senior year, and at least 20 points in 13 games, including a 29 point performance against
Kentucky. As a Junior, Mike scored an NCAA Division I leading 52 points in one game, including 11 three pointers. With deep range, a unique ability to finish at the rim, and the ability to create shots for himself and his teammates, Mike is prepared to thrive at the next level.


2007-2008: Portland, OR / Grant High School
2008-2009: Eastern Arizona JC (JUCO): 20.0ppg
2009-2010: Eastern Arizona JC (JUCO): Score NJCAA-4 (26.0ppg)
2010-2011: Lamar (NCAA, starting five): 24 games: 12.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 80.0%
2011-2012: Lamar (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 17.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 80.6%
2012 July: Worldwide SM Invitational (UNLV)
2012-2013: KK Zagreb (Croatia-A1): 9 games: 19.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.7apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 31.3%, FT: 67.9%, left in Dec.'12, in Feb.'13 moved to Kazrin/Galil Elion (Israel-National League, starting five): 13 games: Score-2 (22.8ppg), 5.2rpg, 3.2apg, Steals-1 (3.0spg), FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 33.8%, FT: 74.7%
2013-2014: Paffoni Omegna (Italy-Nazionale A, starting five): 33 games: Score-2 (21.6ppg), 5.4rpg, Assists-2 (4.9apg), Steals-4 (1.8spg), FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 75.4%
2014-2015: VAP Kolossos Rodou (Greece-A1, starting five): 8 games: 21.0ppg; Euroleague: 15 games: 11.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 49.4%, 3FGP: 40.0%, FT: 88.9%, in Dec.'14 moved to Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (Spain-Liga Endesa): 27 games: 12.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 88.1%, 2.5rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 84.4%
2015 July: NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Phoenix Suns): 7 games: 12.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 46.4%
2015-2016: Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (Spain-Liga Endesa): 41 games: 10.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 81.6%; Euroleague: 29 games: 10.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 45.6%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 86.4%
2016-2017: Panathinaikos Athens (Greece-A1): 24 games: 12.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 88.4%; Euroleague: 25 games: 13.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 68.8%
2017 July: NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, NV (Phoenix Suns): 6 games: 20.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 5.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 53.8%
2017-2018: Phoenix Suns (NBA), played also at Northern Arizona Suns (NBA G League, starting five)


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Kings trade Garrett Temple to Grizzlies for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis - 1 hour ago
The Sacramento Kings and the Memphis Grizzlies are completing a trade that will send guard Garrett Temple (6'6''-G-86, college: LSU) to Memphis for guard Ben McLemore (6'5''-G-93, college: Kansas), forward Deyonta Davis (6'10''-PF-96, college: Michigan St.), cash, and a 2021 second round draft pick, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Temple, 32, averaged 8.4 points in 25 minutes a game for the Kings last season and will provide Memphis with a veteran wing moving forward. Additionally...   [read more]

Dallas Mavericks sign Brunson just out of college - 10 hours ago
JALEN BRUNSON Dallas Mavericks (NBA) signed 21-year old guard Jalen Brunson (190-96). He just graduated from Villanova (NCAA). Brunson has played there for the last three years. He helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. A very impressive season as he was voted USBWA All-District II Player of the Year, All-Big East Player of the Year and All-NCAA D1 Naismith Award Player of the Year. This summer Brunson was drafted by the Mavericks i...   [read more]

Stewart starts his pro career at Indiana Pacers - 10 hours ago
ELIJAH STEWART Indiana Pacers agreed on terms of a training camp deal with 22-year old guard Elijah Stewart (196-82kg-95). Stewart just graduated from University of Southern California (NCAA). He has played there for the last four years. Stewart has never been drafted by the NBA. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. Stewart played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament. Indiana Pacers roster for 2018-2019: Guards: Tyreke Evans Elijah Ste...   [read more]

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