|Hometown:||West Palm Beach, Fla.|
|High School:||Dwyer High School|
UPDATED May 16, 2016
KAI JAMES CAREER STATS
Junior Season (2015-16)
Put together a career year as a junior, averaging career-bests in points per game (5.8), rebounds per game (3.4), field goal percentage (70-of-121) and field goals made (70)…Posted five double-figure scoring games…Averaged 11 minutes per game off the bench, playing a key role in several games…Based on a minimum of 100 attempts, her 57.9 field goal percentage ranks ninth in a single season at FSU…Improved her percentage from the floor by over 10 points as a junior…Scored a then career-high 14 points (6-of-10) and grabbed nine rebounds in a strong performance over Tulane (11/19/15)...Had seven points and four rebounds vs. UAB (11/22/15)...Went 4-of-4 from the line and finished with six points against Rutgers in the B1G/ACC Challenge (12/3/15)...Upped her career high with 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting along with eight boards vs. Murray State (12/19/15)...Notched an ACC career-high eight rebounds and added nine points at Louisville (1/1/16)…Posted a season-high three blocks vs. Georgia Tech (1/10/16)...tied career high with nine rebounds at Clemson to go along with eight points (1/14/16)...Six points and four rebounds in a win at Pitt (1/17/16)...Scored 10 points with eight rebounds vs. UVA (1/21/16)...Contributed with six big points off the bench in a 69-58 win at No. 16 Miami (1/24/16)...Contributed with 11 points (4-of-4) and eight rebounds in 13 minutes at Duke (2/11/16)...Fifth double-figure game of the year with 10 points and six boards vs. UNC (2/14/16)...Provided nine points (3-of-4) in 11 minutes off the bench vs. Middle Tennessee in the NCAA First Round (3/19/16).
Sophomore Season (2014-15)
Played in 31 games, including three of four NCAA Tournament games, and averaged 2.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and shot 47 percent (31-of-66) from the floor…Recorded two double-figure games on the season…Averaged 6.8 minutes per game…Recorded six points, all on a career-high six free throws made, in a victory over BCU (11/18/14)…Had nine points and seven rebounds against Eastern Illinois (11/21/14)…Had a perfect 4-of-4 game against Furman for 11 points in Cancun, her first double-figure scoring game of the season (11/28/14)…Posted five points and four rebounds against North Florida (12/16/14)…Posted six crucial points along with four rebounds against No. 13/12 Duke (1/11/15)…Stood out against the Blue Devils with great individual defense on All-America center Elizabeth Williams…Pulled down seven rebounds against Virginia Tech (1/18/15)…Had four points and four boards in six minutes at Georgia Tech (1/30/15)…Generated eight points (4-of-5) with four rebounds vs. Clemson (2/19/15)…Tied a season high with 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (3/6/15).
Freshman Season (2013-14)
Averaged 3.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11.5 minutes of action as a freshman...Posted three double-figure games...Tallied 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in 13 minutes against Boston College (2/9/14)...Scored 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting in only 14 minutes against Virginia (1/19/14)...Gave FSU a spark with five points off the bench at No. 20/21 NC State (1/16/14)...Finished with two points and four rebounds against No. 13/12 UNC (1/12/14)...Posted five points and grabbed four rebounds in a victory against Pitt (1/2/14)...Added seven points against UT Martin (12/28/13)...Pulled down five boards against UNF (12/16/13)...Shot 3-of-5 from the field and totaled seven points in the win against Jacksonville (12/8/13)...Totaled four points in a win at Miami-Ohio (12/1/13)...For the second time, swatted away four shots vs. Stetson and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds (11/29/13)...Pulled down a previous career-high six rebounds and posted five points and two blocks in game against Louisville (11/24/13)...Generated seven points, two blocks and two steals at Florida (11/21/13)...Contributed 12 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the field and 2-of-3 from the charity stripe, and grabbed five rebounds in the victory over Prairie View A&M (11/17/13)...Delivered six points, including going 4-of-6 from the free-throw line, in a win at Cincinnati (11/13/13)...Recorded four blocks in her collegiate debut against UNC Greensboro (11/8/13), which led all ACC players on opening weekend...Chipped in with eight points...Blocked 15 shots in her first six games as a Seminole.
Consensus Top 25 recruit and the No. 3 center in the 2013 signing class by ESPN HoopGurlz...Played in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago after averaging a double-double (10.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game) during her senior season at Dwyer High School...Collected WBCA High School All-America honorable mention honors...Won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2012 U17 World Championship in Amsterdam last summer...Ranked the No. 22 overall player in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz, No. 12 by All-Star Girls Report, No. 19 by Full Court and No. 23 by Blue Star Basketball Report...Had a 29-point, 25-rebound effort on Dec. 28, 2012 against Dreher (S.C.) High School...Finished third in voting for Florida’s Class 8A Miss Basketball Award in 2013... A two-time Florida Association of Coaches 8A All-State selection ...Averaged a double-double as a junior in 2011-12 (12.1 ppg and 13.4 rpg) and as a sophomore in 2010-11 (12.0 ppg and 15.8 rpg)...Her high school team went a combined 68-18 during her final three seasons...Competed for the Miami Suns on the AAU circuit.
Born July 26, 1995...Daughter of Cassandra Brown and Brenton James...Majoring in sport management…Named to the honor roll during her junior and senior years of high school...Favorite movie is Transformers: Dark of the Moon...Favorite artist is Drake...Song best describing her life is Karaoke by Drake…Favorite quote is “The largest room in the world is the room for improvement”...Actress to play her in a movie would be Gabrielle Union because she is great at portraying a strong woman…Name of her autobiography would be titled Drive…Her favorite meal is brown stew chicken with rice and peas...The music that motivates her best is hip-hop...Her most memorable win was over Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament…Likes Slam Magazine…Knows how to play the trombone…One thing she should probably throw away but never will is her cellphone…If a genie granted her three wishes they would be: 1) Eternal life for her and her family; 2)Eternal Health; 3) Everything she wanted was free…Will sometimes watch Love and Hip Hop…Wears No. 42 because her older brother Joel James wears the same number at North Carolina…Likes watching movies with her teammates…Was gratified this summer to host outreach camps in less fortunate neighborhoods with her teammates…Is said to be very adventurous…if she won $500 million in the lottery she would give $15 million to charity and buy her mother and father a house and a car…Biggest cause she would fight for is to end world hunger…Grew up as one of 11 children.
Points: 15, Murray State – 12/19/15
Rebounds: 9, 3x
Assists: 2, 2x
Steals: 3, at Wake Forest – 1/28/16
Blocks: 4, 2x
FG made: 7, Murray State – 12/19/15
FG attempts: 11, 2x
FT made: 6, Bethune-Cookman -- 11/18/14
FT attempts: 6, 6x