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Dominic James (born October 5, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Al-Shamal Sports Club of the Qatari Basketball League.

Dominic James
Al-Shamal Sports Club
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
Born (1986-10-05) October 5, 1986 (age 33)
Richmond, Indiana
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolRichmond (Richmond, Indiana)
CollegeMarquette (2005–2009)
NBA draft2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2010–2011Lukoil Academic
2012–2013Pallacanestro Reggiana
2013Poitiers Basket 86
2014–2015Al Rayyan
2015–2016Al Gharafa Doha
2016–2017El Jaish SC
2017Greensboro Swarm
2017-presentAl Shamal Sports Club
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Freshman season & Big East Rookie of the yearEdit

In 2005–06, James came in as one of the best freshman in the country, averaging 15.3 points (second on the team, 13th in the big east, and the best freshman scorer in the big east.), 5.4 assists (his 167 assists were ranked third-overall in the conference and the top freshman, nationally ranked 29th in the nation and the fourth-highest freshman total, also ranked second on the freshman season assists list behind Tony Miller's 221, and James 5.4 assists were also ranked third-overall in the big east.) and 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game (tied 11th in big east). He was one of three players at Marquette to start every game, he scored a freshman season scoring record 473 points topping Doc Rivers mark that stood for 25 seasons. while being named Big East Rookie of the Year honors, unanimous big east all-rookie team pick, honorable-mention all-big east and first-team all-rookie honors. On November 19, 2005, he played 37 minutes, scoring 15 against Winthrop to earn all-tournament at the Pepsi blue and gold classic, he was also named big east rookie of the week on November 21 following the first week of the season. James was selected to the great Alaska shootout after scoring 41 points in three games while dishing a career high nine assists against South Carolina on November 26, 2005. James topped his previous career high 28 points with a team leading 29 points at DePaul University on January 17, 2006. James notched his first double-double of the season at the University of Louisville on March 1, 2006, with 16 points and a team leading 11 rebounds.

Sophomore seasonEdit

Dominic James had another great year in his sophomore season. Coming in as a unanimous preseason all-big east and Was named to the John r. wooden award preseason top 50, preseason all-America first-team and other preseason awards. At the end of the season he was named first-team all-big east and AP Honorable-Mention all-America. On March 3, 2007, James tallied a career high 10 assists while missing eight minutes due to cramps in the Golden Eagles' victory over 12th ranked Pittsburgh. After the 2006–07 season, James entered the 2007 NBA Draft but withdrew on June 17, 2007.[1]

Junior seasonEdit

During the 2007-08 season he averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game while led to him earning all-big east second-team, all-big east second-team and usbwa all-district v team. Was one of 16 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award

Senior SeasonEdit

His college career was thought to be finished on February 25, 2009 when he broke the fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot in a 93–82 loss to the Connecticut Huskies.[2] However, on March 29, 2009, James was cleared to play in the Golden Eagles' second round matchup against Missouri late on the eve of the game.[3]

Career AccomplishmentsEdit

  • 2nd on Marquette's all-time career list in assists (632)
  • 4th on Marquette's all-time career list in steals (238)
  • tied 9th on Marquette's all-time career list in three-point field goals (169)
  • 5th on Marquette's all-time career list in three-point field goals attempted (581)
  • tied 8th on Marquette's all-time career list in free throws attempted (529)
  • tied 8th on Marquette's all-time career list in wins (94)
  • Marquette Freshman single season record for most points (473, 2005–06)
  • 2nd on Marquette's single season freshman assist list (167, 2005–06)
  • 4th on Marquette's all-time career list in points scored (1,749, 2005–09)


  • Big East Rookie of the Year (2006)
  • Unanimous Big East All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • Honorable-Mention All-Big East (2006)
  • Pepsi Blue And Gold Classic All-Tournament Team (2005–06)
  • Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team (2005–06)
  • CollegeHoops.Net First-Team All-Rookie (2006)
  • 6x Big East Rookie of the week (2005–06)
  • AP Honorable-Mention All-American (2007)
  • First-Team All-Big East (2007)
  • Naismith Award Finalist (2007)
  • Bob Cousy Award Finalist (2007)
  • NABC District 1 All-District First-Team (2007)
  • CBE Classic MVP (2006–07)
  • USBWA All-District Team (2007)
  • Second-Team All-Big East (2008)
  • Rivals.Com Second-Team All-Big East (2008)
  • NABC District 11 First-Team (2008)
  • USBWA All-District V Team (2008)
  • One of 16 finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (2008)

Professional careerEdit

James went undrafted in the 2009 NBA Draft, but was invited to play for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2009 Las Vegas Summer League. However, James suffered an injury while practicing with the team prior to the start of the Summer League and was consequently removed from the roster. James was later invited to participate in the Bucks' training camp. A little over a week into training camp, James was released after receiving an offer from Turkish team Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi SK in October 2009. James spent the 2010–11 season with PBC Lukoil Academic in Bulgaria. In October 2011, James signed with Aris BC in Greece.[4] In January 2012, he left Aris due to unpaid wages and moved to play in Serbia for KK Partizan. In February 2013 he played for Poitiers Basket 86 (ProA), where he scored 34 points in his first game against one of the best teams of the championship.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College statisticsEdit

2005–06 Marquette Golden Eagles 31 31 32.5 .431 .301 .641 4.5 5.4 1.6 .4 15.3
2006–07 Marquette Golden Eagles 34 34 33.2 .384 .272 .651 3.1 4.9 1.9 .1 14.9
2007–08 Marquette Golden Eagles 35 34 30.3 .398 .310 .664 2.7 4.4 1.8 .2 12.9
2008–09 Marquette Golden Eagles 29 28 31.4 .424 .284 .461 3.4 5.0 2.1 .3 11.0


  1. ^ "Marquette G James to withdraw from draft and return to school". June 17, 2007.
  2. ^ "James done with broken bone in left foot". February 25, 2009.
  3. ^ "Point guard James cleared to play". March 29, 2009.
  4. ^ "Dominic James signs for Aris". October 8, 2011. Archived from the original on July 23, 2012.
  5. ^!-451956/

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