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Ra'Shad James (born January 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for Ormanspor for the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi. He played college basketball for St. Thomas Aquinas, Iona and Northwood Seahawks.

Ra'Shad James
No. 0 – OGM Ormanspor
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
Personal information
Born (1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 29)
White Plains, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolWhite Plains (White Plains, New York)
College
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2015Reno Bighorns
2015Wonju Dongbu Promy
2015–2016AZS Koszalin
2016Westchester Knicks
2016–2017Cedevita Zagreb
2017–2018Yeşilgiresun Belediye
2018–2019Telekom Baskets Bonn
2019Ratiopharm Ulm
2019Boulazac Basket Dordogne
2019–presentOrmanspor
Career highlights and awards

Early careerEdit

After playing high school basketball at White Plains High School, in White Plains, New York, James played two seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas before transferring to Iona for his junior season. He finished his college career at Northwood (Florida) University.

Professional careerEdit

James went undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft. He played his first two professional seasons with Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.

The 2015–16 season James started with Wonju Dongbu Promy of South Korea, but left the club after appearing in 15 games. On November 6, 2015, he signed with AZS Koszalin of Poland.[1] On February 11, 2016, he parted ways with Koszalin.[2] On February 23, 2016, he was acquired by the Westchester Knicks.[3]

In July 2016, James joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[4] On August 29, 2016, he signed with Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia for the 2016–17 season.[5]

On August 23, 2017, James signed with Turkish club Yeşilgiresun Belediye.[6]

In July 2018 he joined the German side Telekom Baskets Bonn on a one-year contract.[7] In 15 Bundesliga games, he led Bonn in scoring with 14.9 points per contest, but parted ways with the club in January 2019. A couple of days later, he signed with fellow Bundesliga side Ratiopharm Ulm.[8] He appeared in only five Bundesliga games for Ulm (9.2 points, 2.2 assists per contest)[9] due to shoulder injury.[10]

In July 2019, he was signed by Boulazac Basket Dordogne of the French top-flight LNB Pro A.[11] On August 14, 2019, Boulazac announced that Ra’Shad James will not play for the team next season because he failed physicals and his contract was voided.[12]

On November 18, 2019, he has signed with Ormanspor for the Turkish Basketbol Süper Ligi. [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ra'Shad James signs with AZS Koszalin
  2. ^ Ra'shad James opuszcza AZS Koszalin! Devon Austin nadal zawieszony! (in Polish)
  3. ^ Westchester Knicks Acquire Ra’Shad James and Keith Wright
  4. ^ Bucks Announce 2016 Summer League Roster
  5. ^ Cedevita adds Ra’Shad James
  6. ^ Yesilgiresun inks Ra'Shad James and Erkan Yilmaz
  7. ^ "Ra'Shad James signs with Telekom Baskets Bonn". eurohoops.net. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. ^ https://ratiopharmulm.com/news/frische-power-aus-bonn-323/
  9. ^ "easyCredit - 42874 Ra'shad JAMES". www.easycredit-bbl.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  10. ^ "Ehemaliger Baskets-Spieler - Saison für Ulmer Ra'Shad James vorzeitig beendet". General-Anzeiger Bonn (in German). 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  11. ^ "LE BBD RECRUTE UN SCOREUR AU PROFIL ATHLÉTIQUE". Boulazac Basketball (in French). 2019-07-30. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
  12. ^ "Boulazac voids Ra'Shad James' contract". Sportando. August 14, 2019. Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  13. ^ "Eski Giresunlu Ormanspor'da" (in Turkish). Basketfaul. November 18, 2019. Retrieved November 18, 2019.

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