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Stretch James
Stretch James

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Northland HS

Last College:
Tyler [Texas] JC

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L


Outlook: Has adjusted well to the rigors of the Big 12, and it appears that she shines brightest under the TV lights ... former JUCO All-American has added a great deal of athleticism to the Tiger lineup ... will alter many shots.





James Highlights

  • Earned First Team Kodak Junior-College All-America honors in 2001-02
  • 2001-02 JUOC Region XIV Player of the Year
  • First Team All-Region honoree
  • Ohio Associated Press Third Team All-State as a prepster



  • Junior Season (2002-03): Averaged 10.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in her first season as a member of the Mizzou squad ... came on strong as the season concluded, averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in the 2003 WNIT ... had five double-doubles on the year, all coming in the last 14 games of the season ... began with an impressive 14-point, 11-rebound performance in the Tigers' nationally televised upset of Colorado (2/2) ... second one also came on national TV, this time at rival Kansas (2/15), after she hit for 15 points and a Missouri career-high 13 rebounds ... had back-to-back double-doubles in the regular-season finale vs. Texas A&M (11 pts., 10 rebs.) and vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament (16 pts., 12 rebs.) ... final top performance came vs. Ball State in the WNIT home finale (3/24), when she grabbed 11 boards to go with Mizzou-career-highs of 20 points and four blocks ... scored in double figures in 14 of the last 18 games, and 18 times total in 2002-03 ... in two games against Kansas State - which was ranked fifth in the country in both meetings of the season - James totalled seven blocks against the Wildcats ... tallied 18 points and added a season-best three assists in the game against Nebraska (1/22) ... added 15 points in the regular-season win over Oklahoma State (1/25), and had a team-high 16 at No. 8 Texas Tech (1/28) ... was sixth in the Big 12 in blocked shots (1.45 bpg), 12th in offensive rebounds (2.19 orpg), and 13th in field-goal percentage (47.5).


    Sophomore and Freshman Seasons (2000-01 and 2001-02 at Tyler [Texas] Junior College): Averaged 18.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game on her way to earning Kodak Junior College All-American honors in 2001-02 ... named the 2002 Region XIV Conference's Most Valuable Player for head coach Trenia Tillis at Tyler [Texas] JC ... led Region XIV in both scoring and rebounding ... named 2001 Region XIV Freshman of the Year ... named all-region performer after averaging 13.5 points and 8.85 rebounds per game ... led Apache Ladies in scoring nine times and in rebounds 17 times.

    High School: Earned Third Team All-State honors from the Associated Press her senior year under head coach Elaine Boltz at Northland High School ... averaged 17.6 points per game.

    Personal: General agriculture major ... born March 31, 1982, in Columbus, Ohio ... daughter of Balita James and Mario Lewis ... has two younger siblings, Mynecia (15) and Undrea (13) ... also has a five-year-old daughter, Semia.

    Career Statistics - Overall
    Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
    Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
    2002-03 31 27 740 23.9 145 305 .475 0 0 .000 29 44 .659 68 106 174 5.6 46 0 21 50 45 34 319 10.3
    TOTAL 31 27 740 23.9 145 305 .475 0 0 .000 29 44 .659 68 106 174 5.6 46 0 21 50 45 34 319 10.3
    Career Statistics - Big 12 Games
    Total 3-Pointers Rebounds
    Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
    2002-03 16 16 411 25.7 75 158 .475 0 0 .000 16 26 .615 31 63 94 5.9 26 0 13 28 28 21 166 10.4
    TOTAL 16 16 411 25.7 75 158 .475 0 0 .000 16 26 .615 31 63 94 5.9 26 0 13 28 28 21 166 10.4

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