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#42 Kai James
Position: Center
Height: 6'5"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
High School: Dwyer High School
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014-15 OUTLOOK: Continues to impress with her great improvement in conditioning...Looked at as a key figure for the Noles not only this season but in the future...Will compete with fellow centers Adut Bulgak and Ama Degbeon for playing time...Had a tremendous learning experience as a freshman on a team with little depth.

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.

High School
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.

Personal
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...Favorite quote is “The largest room in the world is the room for improvement”...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…Will sometimes watch Love and Hip Hop…Wears No. 42 because her older brother Joel James wears the same number as a junior 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…Grew up as one of 11 children.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 12, Prairie View A&M -- 11/17/13
Rebounds: 9, Stetson -- 11/29/13
Assists: 1, Prairie View A&M -- 11/17/13 ; at Miami -- 12/1/13 ; at Miami-Ohio -- 12/1/13
Steals: 2, at Long Beach State -- 12/21/13 ; at Florida -- 11/21/13
Blocks: 4, UNC Greensboro -- 11/08/13 ; Stetson -- 11/29/13
FG made: 5, Prairie View A&M -- 11/17/13 ; at Virginia -- 01/19/14
FG attempts: 11, UNC Greensboro -- 11/08/13
FT made: 4, at Cincinnati -- 11/13/13
FT attempts: 6, 4 times

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