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James Southerland III (born April 28, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the SeaHorses Mikawa of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for Syracuse.

James Southerland
James Southerland.jpg
No. 0 – SeaHorses Mikawa
PositionSmall forward
LeagueB.League
Personal information
Born (1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 29)
Queens, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolCardozo (Bayside, New York)
Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
CollegeSyracuse (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013Charlotte Bobcats
2013–2014Los Angeles D-Fenders
2014New Orleans Pelicans
2014–2015Limoges CSP
2015–2016Vanoli Cremona
2016Mitteldeutscher BC
2016s.Oliver Würzburg
2016–2018Santa Cruz Warriors
2018South Bay Lakers
2018–presentSeaHorses Mikawa
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

High school careerEdit

Southerland played for Coach Ron Naclerio at Cardozo High School. He participated in the 2006 Reebok ABCD Camp (N.J.). As a junior, he averaged 17.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists for Cardozo. Southerland helped the squad to a 22–5 record. For 2008–09, he moved to Notre Dame Prep. He was rated 87th among the Class of 2009 small forwards by Scouts Inc.[1]

College careerEdit

Over his four-year career, Southerland averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .449 from the field and .370 from three-point range in 112 games.[1] With nine, he tied the school record for made threes in a single game, at Arkansas, on November 30, 2012, while scoring a career-best 35 points.[2] Was named Big East Player of the Week on December 3, 2012.[3] On January 11, 2013, in his final season at Syracuse, Southerland was declared ineligible due to an undisclosed academic issue. He was reinstated on February 10, after missing six games.[4] On senior night at the Carrier Dome, he recorded his first collegiate double-double, by scoring 22 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, against DePaul.[5] During the 2013 Big East Tournament, Southerland set records for most three-pointers made in a game without a miss (6 vs Pittsburgh) and total number of threes made (17) in a single tournament, while being named to the All-Tournament team.[1] Was selected as a member of the East Regional All-Tournament team during the 2013 NCAA Tournament.[6]

College statisticsEdit

College Year GP GS MIN MPG FG FGA FG% FG3 FG3A 3FG% FT FTA FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PTS PPG
Syracuse 2009–10 13 0 97 7.5 16 39 .410 7 24 .292 2 4 .500 1.2 0.4 0.6 0.5 41 3.2
Syracuse 2010–11 28 2 396 14.1 52 121 .430 25 68 .368 7 10 .700 2.3 0.5 0.5 0.6 136 4.9
Syracuse 2011–12 37 0 593 16.0 96 206 .466 37 110 .336 23 33 .697 3.1 0.4 0.8 0.9 252 6.8
Syracuse 2012–13 34 11 1003 29.5 161 358 .450 84 211 .398 45 57 .789 5.2 1.1 1.5 0.9 451 13.3
Career 112 13 2089 18.7 325 724 .449 153 413 .370 77 104 .740 3.3 0.6 0.9 0.8 880 7.9

Source:[7]

Professional careerEdit

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Southerland joined the Philadelphia 76ers for the Orlando Summer League and the Golden State Warriors for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On September 5, 2013, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[8] On December 11, 2013, he was waived by the Bobcats after playing in just one game.[9] On December 19, 2013, he was acquired by the Los Angeles D-Fenders.[10]

On April 11, 2014, he signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[11]

On September 24, 2014, he signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.[12] However, he was later waived by the Trail Blazers on October 13, 2014.[13] The next day, he signed with Limoges CSP of France for the 2014–15 season.[14]

On August 5, 2015, he signed with Vanoli Cremona of Italy for the 2015–16 season.[15] On January 15, 2016, he parted ways with Cremona after averaging 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in fourteen games.[16] Two days later, he signed with Mitteldeutscher BC of the Basketball Bundesliga for the rest of the season.[17] In 15 games with Mitteldeutscher BC, Southerland led the team in scoring with 13.5 ppg, collected 4.5 rpg, and shot 40.4% from three while playing 26.6 mpg.[18]

In July 2016, Southerland joined the Washington Wizards for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[19][20] On September 18, 2016, he signed with German club s.Oliver Würzburg.[21] On December 6, he parted ways with Würzburg after his two-month contract expired and was not renewed.[22] Five days later, he was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors[23] and on December 14, he made his debut for Santa Cruz in a 107–93 win over the Northern Arizona Suns, recording 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes off the bench.[24]

On February 13, 2018, Southerland was traded by the Santa Cruz Warriors along with the returning player rights to Scott Wood to the South Bay Lakers in exchange for their original first round pick in the 2018 NBA G League Draft.[25]

The Basketball TournamentEdit

James Southerland played for Boeheim's Army in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In 4 games, he averaged 2.8 points, .5 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. Boeheim's Army reached the Northeast Regional Championship before falling to the Golden Eagles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "JAMES SOUTHERLAND - 2012-13 MEN'S BASKETBALL". suathletics.com. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "James Southerland's 35 points vs Arkansas were the 10th-most in the Jim Boeheim era". Retrieved October 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Syracuse's James Southerland named Big East Player of the Week". Syracuse.com. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Syracuse basketball senior James Southerland wins appeal". Syracuse.com. February 10, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  5. ^ "In his first start of the season, Syracuse's James Southerland responds with first career double-double". Syracuse.com. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  6. ^ "Syracuse vs. Marquette: Live Score, Highlights and Elite 8 Game Reaction". Bleacher Report.
  7. ^ "James Southerland Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  8. ^ Bobcats Sign Free Agent Forward James Southerland Archived 2013-09-08 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Cats Sign Douglas-Roberts, Waive Southerland Archived 2013-12-13 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ D-Fenders Acquire James Southerland
  11. ^ PELICANS SIGN SOUTHERLAND
  12. ^ Trail Blazers Announce Training Camp Roster
  13. ^ Trail Blazers place James Southerland on waivers
  14. ^ James SOUTHERLAND s’engage avec le Limoges CSP (in French)
  15. ^ Vanoli Cremona announces James Southerland
  16. ^ Vanoli Cremona, James Southerland part ways
  17. ^ MBC announces James Southerland
  18. ^ Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels - Eurobasket.com
  19. ^ Wizards announce NBA Summer League Roster
  20. ^ Bullets Forever - SBNation.com
  21. ^ S.Oliver Wuerzburg signs James Southerland
  22. ^ S.Oliver Wuerzburg, James Southerland part ways
  23. ^ "Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire James Southerland". OurSportsCentral.com. December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.
  24. ^ "Warriors Hand Suns First Home Loss". NBA.com. December 14, 2016. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  25. ^ Camarena, Noah (February 13, 2018). "South Bay Lakers acquire James Southerland, rights to Scott Wood from Santa Cruz". GLeague.NBA.com. Retrieved February 14, 2018.

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