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Eric James
Eric  James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville Central

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 215

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 Career Recap | Photo Gallery

Career Highlights
Played in 115 games with 24 starts ... averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... started the last 22 games as a sophomore for the injured Jeremiah Jones, before resuming his role off the bench in 2017 & 2018 ... finished his career wtih 536 points (309 coming as a sophomore) ... scored in double digits 22 times ... posted three double-doubles (all as a sophomore) and had four games with 10 or more rebounds.

As a Senior (2017-18)
• Played in 30 of 32 games with two starts.
• Averaged 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per game.
• Made his first start since March 21, 2016 in the season opening win over St. Francis Brooklyn. Had seven rebounds in 15 minutes vs. the Terriers. Also started on Senior Day vs. Davidson.
• Scored 13 points in 13 minutes vs. Delaware State on Dec. 9.
• Grabbed six of his seven rebounds in the three overtime periods vs. La Salle. Finished with seven boards in 15 minutes.

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.
• Marketing major with a minor in sports marketing.
• Date of birth: 6/2/96.

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

Superlatives
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 22 (4 Fr. / 16 So. / 1 Jr. / 1 Sr.)
20-Point Games - 1 (0 Fr. / 1 So. / 0 Jr. / 0 Sr.)
10-Rebound Games - 4 (0 Fr. / 4 So. / 0 Jr. / 0 Sr.)
Double-Doubles - 3 (0 Fr. / 3 So. / 0 Jr. / 0 Sr.)
5 or More 3-Pointers - 0

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