James Ashmore (born May 14, 1935) is an American retired basketball player.

Jim Ashmore
Personal information
Born (1935-05-14) May 14, 1935 (age 84)
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolForest (Forest, Mississippi)
CollegeMississippi State (1954–1957)
NBA draft1957 / Round: 4 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1957–1960
Career history
1957–1960Denver-Chicago Truckers
Career highlights and awards

Playing career CareerEdit

Ashmore attended Mississippi State University (MSU) from 1954 to 1957 after growing up in New Market, Missouri. He played on the MSU basketball team and was notable for being Mississippi's first college basketball player to score more than 1,000 career points, scoring a total of 1,918 points. In 1957, Ashmore scored 45 points in a single game. He made 76.6% of his free throws in his 1956-57 season.

From 1957-1960 Ashmore played for the Denver-Chicago Truckers of the National Industrial Basketball League.[1]



  1. ^ https://www.nasljerseys.com/EBA/Players/A/Ashmore.Jim.htm
  2. ^ "Jim Ashmore". MISSISSIPPI HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM. Retrieved February 15, 2013.