20 Japonica James
20 Japonica James
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mobile, Ala.
High School: Leflore HS
Position: Forward
gp 19
pts/g 17.2
fg % 60.1
3pt % -
ft % 63.3
reb/g 8.2
a/g 1.7

2016-17 (at Tallahassee): Played in 31 games, starting 21, averaging 17.6 points and ranked sixth in Region 8 in total points scored (546)...ranked first in Region 8 with a 56.2 FG%, third in the region with 136 offensive rebounds and a total of 246 rebounds on the season and averaging 7.9 rebounds (a team high)…earned numerous accolades including being selected as a First-Team Junior/Community College Coaches’ All-American by the WBCA…named the 2016-17 Panhandle Conference Player of the Year…named to the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 All-State team…earned a spot on the FCSAA All-Tournament Team for the Region 8 Basketball Tournament...named First-team All-Panhandle Conference by league coaches...set the school record with 39 points over Pensacola State (January 7) after her teammate, Jas Hill, tied the school record with 38 in the previous before, while teammate Lawriell Wilson tied James’ record later in the season...led the team in scoring in multiple games - IMG Academy (November 19) with 22 points, Florida State College at Jacksonville (December 1) with 16 points, St. Petersburg (December 10) with 33 points, Pensacola State (January 7) with a season-high 39 points, Gulf Coast State (January 28) with 19 points, Chipola (February 18) with 29 points…had 10 double-doubles on the season - West Georgia Tech (November 17), 15 points and 11 rebounds; St. Petersburg (December 10), 33 points and 10 rebounds; in back-to-back-to-back games against Walters State (December 15), 13 points and 10 rebounds, Florida State College at Jacksonville (December 29), 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Northeast Mississippi (December 30), 19 points and 11 rebounds, and seven double-doubles in conference play against Chipola (January 14), 22 points and 10 rebounds, Pensacola State (January 24), 24 points and 11 rebounds, Gulf Coast State (January 28), 19 points and 16 rebounds, Pensacola State (February 11), 27 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and Chipola (February 18), 29 points and 14 rebounds…she got into full stride just as conference play began, scoring over 15 points in the first 7 games of conference play.

High School: Enjoyed a star-studded career at Leflore High School where she played for Coach Darrell Walton...led her team to a 34-0 record and Class 6A state championship in 2016...posted 23 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks in title game and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player...Alabama's Class 6A Player of the Year and Runner-up for Miss Basketball...the Coastal Alabama Player of the Year, also named First-team All-Coastal Alabama...two-time first-team all-state selection...selected to AL.com Super All-State First-team...Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 5...named to American Family Insurance All-USA Alabama Girls Basketball second-team...selected to participate in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

Personal: Born on July 20...daughter of Deatrix James...cousin, Demarcus Cousins, is a star NBA player for the Sacramento Kings...played AAU ball for the Gulf Coast Twisters.


Getting to Know Japonica James

Favorite TV Show: NCIS…Favorite movie: Addicted…Favorite Food: Wings or Fried Chicken… Favorite Type of Music: Rap and R&B…Song/Artist you rarely admit to liking but secretly do: Lil Boosie…Farthest you’ve ever been from home: 17 hours…If you could visit any place, it would be: Hawaii…Something most people don’t know about me is: I am sweet…The person I admire most is: my grandmother and grandfather…To get ready to play, I like to: Listen to music…Favorite Athlete: Lebron James…Favorite pro sports team Cleveland Cavs…The best advice I’ve ever received is: Never walk away from something you started… My most memorable moment as an athlete was: playing with my best friend and being able to open up to new people

After spending a year at TCC, here are some additional insights for the freshmen/transfers…

The best thing about TCC is: being able to play basketball …Favorite Place to play on the road: Lubbock (at Nationals)…My advice for the freshmen/transfers would be: Stay on the right track and don’t let anything stop you from doing what you have to do.

 

Recent Games
Dec 28 Monroe College W, 93-59
Dec 29 Chattahoochee Valley Community College W, 86-55
Jan 6 at Gulf Coast State College L, 81-64
Jan 9 Chipola College W, 93-72
Jan 18 at Northwest Florida State College L, 64-56
Jan 20 Pensacola State College W, 79-58
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 19 4
Games started 14 4
Minutes 452 90
Minutes per game 23.8 22.5
FG 125-208 19-42
FG Pct 60.1 45.2
3PT 0-0 0-0
3PT Pct - -
FT 76-120 18-25
FT Pct 63.3 72.0
Off rebounds 75 9
Def rebounds 81 14
Total rebounds 156 23
Rebounds per game 8.2 5.8
Personal fouls 42 12
Disqualifications - -
Assists 33 0
Turnovers 41 18
Assist to turnover ratio 0.8 0.0
Steals 52 6
Blocks 12 0
Points 326 56
Points per game 17.2 14.0
Points per 40 min 28.8 24.9
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 14 Southern Challenge Jamboree   - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Arkansas Baptist College W, 88-67 1 30 14-20 70.0 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 32
Nov 4 vs. Angelina College W, 59-48 1 28 7-14 50.0 0-0 - 4-6 66.7 18
Nov 7 at Santa Fe College W, 91-67 1 27 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 8-13 61.5 16
Nov 11 vs. Vincennes University W, 128-72 1 30 13-15 86.7 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 30
Nov 15 IMG Academy W, 122-40 1 10 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 1-2 50.0 9
Nov 24 vs. McLennan Community College W, 92-60 1 22 7-8 87.5 0-0 - 3-8 37.5 17
Nov 25 vs. Cisco College W, 120-51 - 21 6-8 75.0 0-0 - 0-0 - 12
Dec 1 vs. Florida Southwestern W, 80-56 - 25 7-14 50.0 0-0 - 6-12 50.0 20
Dec 2 vs. ASA College (Miami) W, 120-44 1 22 6-13 46.2 0-0 - 6-7 85.7 18
Dec 9 St. Petersburg College W, 94-43 1 28 9-12 75.0 0-0 - 4-7 57.1 22
Dec 13 ASA College (Miami) W, 101-21 - 21 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 14
Dec 17 Palm Beach State College W, 109-43 1 25 9-12 75.0 0-0 - 5-7 71.4 23
Dec 19 at East Georgia State College W, 79-58 1 32 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 13
Dec 28 Monroe College W, 93-59 - 13 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 2-3 66.7 8
Dec 29 Chattahoochee Valley Community College W, 86-55 - 28 6-9 66.7 0-0 - 6-13 46.2 18
Jan 6 at Gulf Coast State College L, 81-64 1 24 5-15 33.3 0-0 - 4-5 80.0 14
Jan 9 Chipola College W, 93-72 1 14 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 3-4 75.0 9
Jan 18 at Northwest Florida State College L, 64-56 1 31 5-12 41.7 0-0 - 7-9 77.8 17
Jan 20 Pensacola State College W, 79-58 1 21 6-7 85.7 0-0 - 4-7 57.1 16
Jan 23 at Chipola College   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Gulf Coast State College   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Northwest Florida State College   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 at Pensacola State College   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Gulf Coast State College   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 Chipola College   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Northwest Florida State College   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Pensacola State College   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 14 Southern Challenge Jamboree   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 3 at Arkansas Baptist College W, 88-67 1 30 0 13 13 5 5 1.0 10 4 2 -
Nov 4 vs. Angelina College W, 59-48 1 28 7 5 12 0 2 0.0 1 0 3 -
Nov 7 at Santa Fe College W, 91-67 1 27 6 4 10 0 0 - 3 0 4 -
Nov 11 vs. Vincennes University W, 128-72 1 30 8 8 16 8 1 8.0 5 2 3 -
Nov 15 IMG Academy W, 122-40 1 10 2 2 4 3 0 - 2 0 0 -
Nov 24 vs. McLennan Community College W, 92-60 1 22 9 2 11 3 1 3.0 0 0 1 -
Nov 25 vs. Cisco College W, 120-51 - 21 6 4 10 2 3 0.7 6 0 2 -
Dec 1 vs. Florida Southwestern W, 80-56 - 25 6 2 8 1 1 1.0 2 0 4 -
Dec 2 vs. ASA College (Miami) W, 120-44 1 22 8 3 11 2 1 2.0 3 0 1 -
Dec 9 St. Petersburg College W, 94-43 1 28 1 2 3 2 4 0.5 6 0 3 -
Dec 13 ASA College (Miami) W, 101-21 - 21 2 5 7 2 0 - 4 3 2 -
Dec 17 Palm Beach State College W, 109-43 1 25 3 8 11 2 1 2.0 2 1 0 -
Dec 19 at East Georgia State College W, 79-58 1 32 1 2 3 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Dec 28 Monroe College W, 93-59 - 13 3 0 3 0 1 0.0 1 0 1 -
Dec 29 Chattahoochee Valley Community College W, 86-55 - 28 4 7 11 3 3 1.0 1 2 2 -
Jan 6 at Gulf Coast State College L, 81-64 1 24 3 2 5 0 4 0.0 3 0 2 -
Jan 9 Chipola College W, 93-72 1 14 1 1 2 0 5 0.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 18 at Northwest Florida State College L, 64-56 1 31 0 4 4 0 6 0.0 2 0 4 -
Jan 20 Pensacola State College W, 79-58 1 21 5 7 12 0 3 0.0 0 0 4 -
Jan 23 at Chipola College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 Gulf Coast State College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Northwest Florida State College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 7 at Pensacola State College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Gulf Coast State College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 13 Chipola College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 21 at Northwest Florida State College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Pensacola State College   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2016-17 31 21 23.6 6.7-11.9 56.2 0.0-0.0 - 4.2-7.2 58.3 17.6
2017-18 19 14 23.8 6.6-10.9 60.1 0.0-0.0 - 4.0-6.3 63.3 17.2
Total 50 35 23.7 6.7-11.6 57.6 0.0-0.0 - 4.1-6.9 60.1 17.4
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2016-17 31 21 733 208-370 56.2 0-0 - 130-223 58.3 546
2017-18 19 14 452 125-208 60.1 0-0 - 76-120 63.3 326
Total 50 35 1185 333-578 57.6 0-0 - 206-343 60.1 872
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2016-17 31 21 23.6 11.4-20.2 56.2 0.0-0.0 - 7.1-12.2 58.3 29.8
2017-18 19 14 23.8 11.1-18.4 60.1 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-10.6 63.3 28.8
Total 50 35 23.7 11.2-19.5 57.6 0.0-0.0 - 7.0-11.6 60.1 29.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2016-17 31 21 23.6 4.4 3.5 7.9 3.2 0.1 0.7 2.4 0.3 1.5 0.6
2017-18 19 14 23.8 3.9 4.3 8.2 2.2 - 1.7 2.2 0.8 2.7 0.6
Total 50 35 23.7 4.2 3.8 8.0 2.8 0.1 1.1 2.3 0.5 1.9 0.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2016-17 31 21 733 136 110 246 98 4 23 73 0.3 45 20
2017-18 19 14 452 75 81 156 42 - 33 41 0.8 52 12
Total 50 35 1185 211 191 402 140 4 56 114 0.5 97 32
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2016-17 31 21 23.6 7.4 6.0 13.4 5.3 0.2 1.3 4.0 0.3 2.5 1.1
2017-18 19 14 23.8 6.6 7.2 13.8 3.7 0.0 2.9 3.6 0.8 4.6 1.1
Total 50 35 23.7 7.1 6.4 13.6 4.7 0.1 1.9 3.8 0.5 3.3 1.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 19 14 23.8 6.6-10.9 60.1 0.0-0.0 - 4.0-6.3 63.3 17.2
Conference 4 4 22.5 4.8-10.5 45.2 0.0-0.0 - 4.5-6.2 72.0 14.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 8 5 20.0 5.8-8.9 64.8 0.0-0.0 - 3.4-5.8 58.7 14.9
Away 5 5 28.8 6.6-13.0 50.8 0.0-0.0 - 5.2-7.4 70.3 18.4
Neutral 6 4 24.7 7.7-12.0 63.9 0.0-0.0 - 3.8-6.2 62.2 19.2
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Wins 17 12 23.4 6.8-10.6 63.5 0.0-0.0 - 3.8-6.2 61.3 17.4
Losses 2 2 27.5 5.0-13.5 37.0 0.0-0.0 - 5.5-7.0 78.6 15.5
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November 7 6 24.0 7.9-11.7 67.1 0.0-0.0 - 3.4-5.6 61.5 19.1
December 8 4 24.3 6.4-10.5 60.7 0.0-0.0 - 4.2-7.0 60.7 17.0
January 4 4 22.5 4.8-10.5 45.2 0.0-0.0 - 4.5-6.2 72.0 14.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 19 14 452 125-208 60.1 0-0 - 76-120 63.3 326
Conference 4 4 90 19-42 45.2 0-0 - 18-25 72.0 56
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 8 5 160 46-71 64.8 0-0 - 27-46 58.7 119
Away 5 5 144 33-65 50.8 0-0 - 26-37 70.3 92
Neutral 6 4 148 46-72 63.9 0-0 - 23-37 62.2 115
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Wins 17 12 397 115-181 63.5 0-0 - 65-106 61.3 295
Losses 2 2 55 10-27 37.0 0-0 - 11-14 78.6 31
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November 7 6 168 55-82 67.1 0-0 - 24-39 61.5 134
December 8 4 194 51-84 60.7 0-0 - 34-56 60.7 136
January 4 4 90 19-42 45.2 0-0 - 18-25 72.0 56
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 19 14 23.8 11.1-18.4 60.1 0.0-0.0 - 6.7-10.6 63.3 28.8
Conference 4 4 22.5 8.4-18.7 45.2 0.0-0.0 - 8.0-11.1 72.0 24.9
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 8 5 20.0 11.5-17.8 64.8 0.0-0.0 - 6.8-11.5 58.7 29.8
Away 5 5 28.8 9.2-18.1 50.8 0.0-0.0 - 7.2-10.3 70.3 25.6
Neutral 6 4 24.7 12.4-19.5 63.9 0.0-0.0 - 6.2-10.0 62.2 31.1
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Wins 17 12 23.4 11.6-18.2 63.5 0.0-0.0 - 6.5-10.7 61.3 29.7
Losses 2 2 27.5 7.3-19.6 37.0 0.0-0.0 - 8.0-10.2 78.6 22.5
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November 7 6 24.0 13.1-19.5 67.1 0.0-0.0 - 5.7-9.3 61.5 31.9
December 8 4 24.3 10.5-17.3 60.7 0.0-0.0 - 7.0-11.5 60.7 28.0
January 4 4 22.5 8.4-18.7 45.2 0.0-0.0 - 8.0-11.1 72.0 24.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 19 14 23.8 3.9 4.3 8.2 2.2 - 1.7 2.2 0.8 2.7 0.6
Conference 4 4 22.5 2.3 3.5 5.8 3.0 - 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.5 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 5 20.0 2.6 4.0 6.6 1.8 - 1.5 2.1 0.7 2.1 0.8
Away 5 5 28.8 2.0 5.0 7.0 2.8 - 1.0 3.0 0.3 3.6 0.8
Neutral 6 4 24.7 7.3 4.0 11.3 2.3 - 2.7 1.5 1.8 2.8 0.3
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Wins 17 12 23.4 4.2 4.4 8.6 2.1 - 1.9 1.8 1.1 2.8 0.7
Losses 2 2 27.5 1.5 3.0 4.5 3.0 - 0.0 5.0 0.0 2.5 0.0
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November 7 6 24.0 5.4 5.4 10.9 2.1 - 3.0 1.7 1.8 3.9 0.9
December 8 4 24.3 3.5 3.6 7.1 1.9 - 1.5 1.4 1.1 2.4 0.8
January 4 4 22.5 2.3 3.5 5.8 3.0 - 0.0 4.5 0.0 1.5 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 19 14 452 75 81 156 42 - 33 41 0.8 52 12
Conference 4 4 90 9 14 23 12 - 0 18 0.0 6 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 5 160 21 32 53 14 - 12 17 0.7 17 6
Away 5 5 144 10 25 35 14 - 5 15 0.3 18 4
Neutral 6 4 148 44 24 68 14 - 16 9 1.8 17 2
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Wins 17 12 397 72 75 147 36 - 33 31 1.1 47 12
Losses 2 2 55 3 6 9 6 - 0 10 0.0 5 0
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November 7 6 168 38 38 76 15 - 21 12 1.8 27 6
December 8 4 194 28 29 57 15 - 12 11 1.1 19 6
January 4 4 90 9 14 23 12 - 0 18 0.0 6 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 19 14 23.8 6.6 7.2 13.8 3.7 0.0 2.9 3.6 0.8 4.6 1.1
Conference 4 4 22.5 4.0 6.2 10.2 5.3 0.0 0.0 8.0 0.0 2.7 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 8 5 20.0 5.3 8.0 13.3 3.5 0.0 3.0 4.3 0.7 4.3 1.5
Away 5 5 28.8 2.8 6.9 9.7 3.9 0.0 1.4 4.2 0.3 5.0 1.1
Neutral 6 4 24.7 11.9 6.5 18.4 3.8 0.0 4.3 2.4 1.8 4.6 0.5
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Wins 17 12 23.4 7.3 7.6 14.8 3.6 0.0 3.3 3.1 1.1 4.7 1.2
Losses 2 2 27.5 2.2 4.4 6.5 4.4 0.0 0.0 7.3 0.0 3.6 0.0
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November 7 6 24.0 9.0 9.0 18.1 3.6 0.0 5.0 2.9 1.8 6.4 1.4
December 8 4 24.3 5.8 6.0 11.8 3.1 0.0 2.5 2.3 1.1 3.9 1.2
January 4 4 22.5 4.0 6.2 10.2 5.3 0.0 0.0 8.0 0.0 2.7 0.0