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Christian James
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Christian James 2351840
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 211
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Bellaire HS
SEASON
GP-GS
FG-A
FG%
3FG-A
3FG%
FT-A
FT%
REB
RPG
AST
TO
BLK
STL
PTS
PPG
2015-16
35-0
26-68
.426
17-34
.500
27-35
.771
60
1.7
19
25
3
12
102
2.9
2016-17
31-14
81-223
.363
32-93
.344
50-71
.704
114
3.7
35
61
2
21
244
7.9
2017-18
31-31
132-288
.458
58-159
.365
46-60
.767
135
4.4
45
47
1
35
368
11.9
TOTALS
97-45
242-579
.418
107-286
.374
123-166
.741
309
3.2
99
133
6
68
714
7.4
2017-18 (JUNIOR)
In 31 games (31 starts), averaged 11.9 points (25th in Big 12), 4.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals in 30.2 minutes...Shot .458 from the field and .365 from 3-point range...During Big 12 play (18 games), averaged 12.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 31.4 minutes...His 1.9 made 3-pointers per game ranked 10th in the Big 12...Enters his senior season with a team-high 714 career points...After not reaching 20 points in a game for the first 88 games of his career, he scored back-to-back career highs with 22 points at Iowa State (Feb. 10) followed by 23 points at Texas Tech (Feb. 13)...Pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds on Jan. 20 against Oklahoma State...Tallied 19 points (all in the first half) against Northwestern on Dec. 22, shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from 3-point range...Shot 5-of-6 from 3-point range (started 5-of-5) en route to 19 points against USC on Dec. 8...Sunk multiple 3-pointers in 18 games, including eight games of three-or-more...Twenty-one games of double digit scoring...Two games of 20-plus points.

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
In 31 games (14 starts), averaged 7.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.0 minutes…His scoring average was five points higher than his freshman season (2.9 points) and marked the second-highest improvement among returners on the 2016-17 OU squad…Finished conference play averaging 5.6 points and 3.1 rebounds against Big 12 foes…Averaged 11.1 points and shot 21-of-45 (.467) from 3-point range during non-conference games…Tied a career-high 17 points against Oral Roberts (Dec. 7) while picking off a career-best four steals...Notched 14 points and seven rebounds against Northern Colorado (Nov. 29)...Scored 14 second-half points on 5-of-7 shooting and finished with a career-best 17 points and 5-of-5 shooting from 3-point range vs. Clemson (Nov. 20)…First Sooner to shoot 100 percent from 3-point range on at least five attempts since Buddy Hield went 7-for-7 in Nov., 2014...Scored double figures in back-to-back games for the first time in his career by tallying 12 points against both Northwestern State (Nov. 13) and Tulane (Nov. 17).

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
Played in 35 games off the bench as a true freshman … The 35 games played marked the fourth-highest total for a frosh in school history … Averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per contest … Shot .426 (29-68) from the floor, .500 (17-34) from beyond the arc and .771 (27-35) from the free throw line … In five NCAA Tournament games, averaged 4.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17.0 minutes … Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in West Regional Final versus Oregon on March 26 … Scored in double figures on four occasions: Dec. 3 vs. Central Arkansas (11), Feb. 2 vs. TCU (12), March 11 vs. West Virginia (Big 12 Championship, 13) and March 24 vs Texas A&M (NCAA Tournament, 12) … Connected on a career-high four 3-pointers on two occasions: Feb. 2 vs. TCU and March 24 vs. Texas A&M (NCAA Tournament) … His 28 minutes played against the Aggies on March 28 marked a career high.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Bellaire High School in Houston … Was rated as the No. 138 high school senior by Rivals.com and was ranked as the 17th top recruit in Texas by 247Sports … Saw his recruiting take off over the summer of 2014 (was rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN) but suffered a setback when he broke the tibia in his left leg in an AAU game that August  ... Only played final two games of his senior season due to injury … Averaged 20.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game as a junior … Was named District MVP that season … Coached by Bruce Glover.

MISCELLANEOUS
Born in Houston, Texas … Product of same high school that produced NBA players Emeka Okafor and John Lucas III … Son of Ronnie and Sharon James … Has one older brother (Ronnie James II) … Major is undecided.
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