DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Joel James, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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DraftExpress: North Carolina head coach Roy Williams in the building to support his players Nate Britt and Joel James. Who's who of coaches here.
2012-06-06 01:40:43
DraftExpress: So apparently Joel James was out of shape earlier in his career. I would have never guessed. Built like a pile of bricks now. Great frame.
2012-06-05 08:39:34
DraftExpress: Haven't seen many people mention UNC big man recruit Joel James. Looks like he's gonna be a factor next season. Long, athletic, energetic.
2012-06-05 08:31:25
Team: North Carolina, Junior
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H: 6' 10"
W: 265 lbs
Bday: 01/22/1994
(20 Years Old)
Current: C
NBA:   C
Possible: C
Pick: 43 in 2016 Mock Draft
Rank 68 in Top 100 Prospects
Rank 15 in NCAA Juniors
RSCI: 57
High School: Dwyer
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

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YearLeagueNameGPMinPtsFGFGAFG%2Pt2PtA2P%3Pt3PtA3P%FTMFTAFT%OffDefTOTAstsStlsBlksTOsPFs
2013/14NCAAJoel James298.11.80.71.738.80.71.738.80.00.0 0.50.677.81.01.82.80.20.10.10.61.3

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USA Basketball U18 Tryouts Report
June 6, 2012
North Carolina commit Joel James isn't garnering anywhere near the attention that previous Tarheel big men recruits John Henson or James McAdoo did, but after watching him for the past two days here, it might not be unrealistic to expect him to have just as big an impact during his freshman season as they did.

Standing at least 6-10 with a chiseled 260 pound frame, James is ready to see minutes at the college level from day one from a physical standpoint at the minimum. His combination of size, strength, length and mobility will draw him looks from NBA scouts right out of the gate, and even if his skill-level is still very much a work in progress, the activity level he displayed leaves a lot of room for optimism regarding his future.

As James himself told us in the video below, he doesn't have any qualms about banging inside the paint and doing the dirty work, which is more than can be said for some of the big men here:


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