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Team captain for 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

 

2015-16 (Junior): Started 24 games and appeared in all 36 at guard… Averaged 3.6 points per game and was third on the team in minutes per game at 25.0… Finished fourth on the team in assists with 54… Contributed five points, four assists and three rebounds at Drexel (11/21)… Netted eight points and four rebounds in win at Rutgers (12/20)… Followed that up with nine points on 3-3 FG at Cornell (12/23)… Picked up season highs in points with 14, field goals made with five and threes made with two at Iona in addition to six rebounds (1/15)… Snagged a career-best eight rebounds at Quinnipiac (1/28)… Collected six boards at Fairfield (2/5)… Notched six points, five rebounds and three steals at Saint Peter’s (2/21)… Had eight points and four assists in NIT win over Bucknell (3/16).

2014-15 (Sophomore):
Started 11 of the Hawks' first 13 games, before sitting out the remainder of the season with a foot injury... Added 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game, to go along with 16 assists... Played a season-high 32 minutes in season-opener at West Virginia (11/14), totalling six points and six rebounds... Hit 4-of-6 from the field for eight points in a win over Bethune-Cookman (11/21)... Added eight points at SMU (11/30)... Dished out three assists in back-to-back wins over Marist (12/4) and Iona (12/7)... Notched seven points (5-6 FTs) at Fordham (12/10)... Registered eight points against St. Francis Brooklyn (12/23)... Added a season-best nine points and a career-high seven rebounds versus Rutgers (12/28).

2013-14 (Freshman):
 One of six players to appear in all 32 games of the season... Earned seven starts, including the last six games... Ranked third on the team in scoring at 8.4 ppg, and minutes played (797)... Team leader with 101 assists, just the 19th time a player reached 100 assists in a single season... Connected on 43.0% (99-230) from the field, and added 2.7 rebounds and the third-most steals (32) on the roster... Tallied the third-most double-digit scoring games on the year (13), and lead the team in assists on a team-high 17 occasions... Opened year with season-high 19 points (6-10 FG and 7-8 FT), with six assists and four rebounds in win at Hofstra (11/8)... Named MAAC Rookie of the Week on November 11... Added seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Penn (11/12)... Netted a team-best 12 points, with four boards at Penn State (11/26)... Hit 5-of-7 for 14 points, four rebounds and four assists vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/29)... Dished out a season-best nine assists in 18 minutes against North Carolina A&T (11/30)... Named MAAC Rookie of the Week for a second time on December 2... Added 12 points in victory over Binghamton (12/14)... Hit 3-of-4 FG and 5-for-5 from the line for 11 points in the Hawks' first-ever MAAC victory against Siena (1/2)... Totalled 12 points against Quinnipiac (1/4)... Added nine points and three assists in MU's first-ever MAAC road win at Niagara (1/10)... Registered 16 points and six rebounds at Canisius (1/12)... Notched 11 points at Quinnipiac (1/16)... Added 15 points (5-7 FG), six assists, four rebounds in win over Fairfield (1/23)... Totalled seven points, six assists and four boards in 35 minutes at Rider (1/26)... Made first career start at Fairfield (2/7), notching eight points, five rebounds and two assists... Played a season-high 44 minutes in a double overtime start against Marist (2/16), recording 13 points, six assists and five rebounds... Tallied 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, with five caroms vs. Manhattan (2/19)... Added 18 points, four assists, four rebounds and three steals against Saint Peter's (2/22)... Notched six assists in win over Niagara (2/28)... Finished season with 11 points and six assists in MAAC First Round loss to Rider (3/6). 

BEFORE MONMOUTH:
Three-year varsity starting point guard at Archbishop Stepinac... Played in the New York City Mayor’s Cup Basketball All-Star Game following his senior season... Named the Westchester/Putnam Player of the Year for 2012-13... First-team all-league in the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA)... 1,000-point scorer... Named to the Jordan Classic regional game... Named all-league, all-state and a Journal News Westchester/Putnam All-Star as a junior... Averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals a game.

PERSONAL: Born Joshua Ahmad James on November 12, 1995 in White Plains, New York... Son of Deborah James and LaNorris Futch... Majoring in communication.

JAMES' CAREER-HIGHS
Points: 19 at Hofstra, 11/8/13
Rebounds: 8 at Quinnipiac, 1/28/16
Assists: 9 vs. North Carolina A&T, 11/30/13
Blocks: 1 - six times - last at Rutgers, 12/20/15
Steals: 4 vs. Iona, 2/4/14
Minutes: 44 vs. Marist, 2/16/14
Field Goals: 6 - three times - last vs. Saint Peter's, 2/22/14
3-Pt FG: 2 - four times - last at Iona, 1/15/16
Free Throws: 7 at Hofstra, 11/8/13

JAMES' CAREER STATISTICS:
SEASON GP-GS MP FG-FGA PCT 3PT-A PCT FT-FA PCT REB AVG PF-DQ AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
13-14 32-7 797 99-230 .430 9-39 .231 62-120 .517 87 2.7 68-1 101 68 3 32 269 8.4
14-15 13-11 305 22-69 .319 5-15 .333 13-18 .722 32 2.5 20-0 16 22 0 5 62 4.8
15-16 36-24 901 46-135 .341 12-40 .300 27-44 .614 111 3.1 67-0 54 29 3 23 131 3.6
TOTAL 81-42 2,003 167-434 .385 26-94 .277 102-182 .560 230 2.8 155-1 171 119 6 60 462 5.7
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