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Eric James
Eric  James

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville Central

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/02/1996



01/28/2016

@DuqMBB PREVIEW: AT SAINT LOUIS

Dukes, winner of four of last five, head to St. Louis for rematch with Billikens

12/04/2015

@DuqMBB Falls to Pitt

Eric James scores a career-high 21 in defeat

10/20/2015

Atlantic 10 Poll Released

Dukes picked 11th in 14-team league

08/10/2015

DUKES IN IRELAND: DAY SIX (VIDEO)

DU 69, KUBS 33

08/09/2015

DUKES IN IRELAND: DAY FIVE (VIDEO)

DU defeats Templeogue 95-57

02/19/2017

GW 77 - @DuqMBB 70

GW 77 - @DuqMBB 70

02/15/2017

@DuqMBB 96 - UMASS 66

@DuqMBB 96 - UMASS 66

12/10/2016

#DuqMBB vs. CCSU

#DuqMBB hosts CCSU

12/02/2016

DuqMBB 64 - Pitt 55

DuqMBB 64 - Pitt 55

11/27/2016

@DuqMBB 78 - CSU 71

Duquesne men's basketball defeats CSU 78-71 at Palumbo Center

James Game-by-Game | Photo Gallery

Versatile wing has played in 85 career games. Started the last 22 games as a sophomore for the injured Jeremiah Jones, before resuming his role off the bench in 2017.

As a Junior (2016-17)
• Played in 27 games off the bench. Averaged 2.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.3 minutes per game.
• Saw a streak of 48 consecutive games played snapped on Jan. 4 vs. VCU due to an ankle injury. Missed the next two games before making his return vs. Dayton on Jan. 14.
• Came off the bench to score seven points and grab nine rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Rhode Island.
• Hit a career high-tying three 3-pointers in scoring all of his season-high 11 points in the second half at Dayton.

As a Sophomore (2015-16)
• Was one of four who played in all 34 games.
• Closed the season with 22 consecutive starts.
• Averaged 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game. Shot 47.4 percent from the field and led the team with 34 steals.
• Scored in double digits 16 times after posting four double-digit games as a freshman.
• Posted a career-high 21 points and four steals vs. Pitt in early December.
• Came off the bench in DU’s first 12 games before making his first career start on Dec. 29 at Georgia Tech. Responded by posting his first career double-double (11-11) against the Yellowjackets.
• Added double-doubles at Davidson (11-12) and vs. La Salle (11-15). The 15 boards vs. the Explorers were a career high.
• Tied Darius Lewis and L.G. Gill for most double-digit rebound games with four.
• Either led or tied for the team lead in rebounding eight times.
• Averaged 9.6 points and 6.8 rebounds and scored in double-digits nine times in conference play.
• Doubled his scoring and rebounding averages from his freshman to sophomore season (4.6 to 9.1 ppg. and 2.4 to 5.2 rpg.). Also improved his shooting from .407 to .474.
• Reached double digits in six of DU’s final 10 games.

As a Freshman (2014-15)
• Played in 24 games, all off the bench, in averaging 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
• Scored in double digits four times, all of which came in the Dukes’ first seven games.
• Scored a season-high 17 points in a season-best 26 minutes at Robert Morris.
• Had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting along with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in the season-opening win over Bluefield State.
• Scored 12 points (5-of-8 from the line) at Abilene Christian.
• Added 11 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Howard.
• Saw action in 13 of 18 Atlantic 10 games.
• Hit three 3-pointers in five attempts (nine points) and added six rebounds at Dayton.
• Played in the first 19 games, before seeing action in five of the last 12.

High School
• Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio (head coach Donovan Barrett).
• Averaged 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior for 19-6 Westerville Central.
• Helped the Warhawks to their first Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division title in six years with a 13-1 record.
• Scored 30 points - including 22 in the second half - and added five rebounds and four steals in a 79-69 win over Delaware Hayes in the District playoff semifinal.
• Followed that with a game-high 24 points in season-ending loss to top-seeded Northland in the District championship game.
• Honorable mention Associated Press Division I All-Ohio.
• Named Third Team All-Metro by the Columbus Dispatch.
• Also named All-Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division Player of the Year.
• Played for the Ohio Capital Conference in the District 10 All-Star Game in April of 2014. Finished with 17 points, six rebounds and a number of highlight reel dunks.
• Averaged 16.8 ppg. in earning first team All-OCC and third team all-district as a junior.

Personal
• Named a 3-star recruit by Scout.com.
• Was cited as the No. 3 small forward in Ohio by Triple Double Prospects.
• Received offers from a number of Mid-American Conference schools including Ohio, Toledo, Kent State and Western Michigan.
• Played AAU ball for All-Ohio Red.
• Full name is Eric Michael James. Marketing major. Date of birth: 6/2/96.

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High Games Entering 2017-18
Points - 21 vs. Pitt (So.)
Rebounds - 15 vs. La Salle (So.)
Assists - 5 vs. St. Bonaventure (So.)
Steals - 4 vs. Pitt (So.)
Blocks - 2 vs. vs. Robert Morris & vs. La Salle (So.)
3-Pointers - 3 (three times), at Dayton (Jr.) last
Minutes - 40 vs. Massachusetts (So.)

Superlatives
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 21 (4 Fr./16 So./1 Jr.)
20-Point Games - 1 (0 Fr./1 So./0 Jr.)
10-Rebound Games - 4 (0 Fr./4 So./0 Jr.)
Double-Doubles - 3 (0 Fr./3 So./0 Jr.)
5 or More 3-Pointers - 0

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