James Augustine

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James Augustine
James Augustine BCKhimki.JPG
No. 5 – Khimki
PositionPower forward
LeaguePBL
VTB United League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born(1984-02-27) February 27, 1984 (age 29)
Midlothian, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolLincoln-Way Central
(New Lenox, Illinois)
CollegeIllinois (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2008Orlando Magic
2007Anaheim Arsenal
2008–2010Gran Canaria
2010–2011Power Electronics Valencia
2011–2012UCAM Murcia
2012–presentKhimki
 
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James Augustine
James Augustine BCKhimki.JPG
No. 5 – Khimki
PositionPower forward
LeaguePBL
VTB United League
Euroleague
Personal information
Born(1984-02-27) February 27, 1984 (age 29)
Midlothian, Illinois
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolLincoln-Way Central
(New Lenox, Illinois)
CollegeIllinois (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2008Orlando Magic
2007Anaheim Arsenal
2008–2010Gran Canaria
2010–2011Power Electronics Valencia
2011–2012UCAM Murcia
2012–presentKhimki

James Augustine (born February 27, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Khimki of the Russian Professional Basketball League (PBL). He was born in Midlothian, Illinois, but eventually moved to Mokena, Illinois where he attended Lincoln-Way Central High School in New Lenox, Illinois where he graduated in 2002. While at Lincoln-Way, Augustine played both football and basketball.

College career[edit]

Augustine played for the University of Illinois men's basketball team from 2002 to 2006. As a freshman, Augustine was a starter for a team that finished second in the Big Ten. Playing both the power forward and center positions, his career with the Illini included many team records, a trip to the national championship game, and several awards. Throughout his college career, Augustine was often complimented by announcers for his athleticism for a big man. Many attributed this ability to the fact that Augustine played Quarterback for his high school football team.

Professional career[edit]

Augustine was selected with the 41st pick by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. In August 2008, after playing two seasons in the NBA and its affiliate Development League, Augustine signed with CB Gran Canaria of the Spanish league.[1] On July 30, 2010 he signed a one-year contract with Power Electronics Valencia.[2] In August 2011 he signed with UCAM Murcia.[3] In May 2012, he joined BC Khimki.[4]

Records and awards[edit]

Augustine holds the school record for career rebounds with 1,023.[5] He became the first Fighting Illini player and the 12th player in Big Ten Conference history to accumulate 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.[5] This feat was last accomplished Indiana's by Alan Henderson, who played from 1992 to 1995. Augustine holds the school record for career field goal percentage at 61.7[5] and shares the school award for career victories with Dee Brown, with 114 wins.[5]

Augustine was also named Most Outstanding Player in the 2005 Big Ten Tournament.[5]

Before playing in a regular-season game with the Magic, Augustine was assigned to an affiliate NBA Development League team, the Anaheim Arsenal, in January 2007,[6] appearing in 8 games and averaging 10 points and eight rebounds. He recorded 4 double-doubles in his 8 games. Augustine made his first appearance in a regular-season game on February 2, 2007 against the New Jersey Nets, recording two points, two assists, and three rebounds in four minutes of playing time.

Personal[edit]

His uncle, Jerry Augustine, played professional baseball for the MLB's Milwaukee Brewers from 1973 to 1985 and was the head baseball coach at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee[5] for the 1995-2006 seasons. Augustine is also the cousin of Cleveland Browns safety Nick Sorensen.[5]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2006–07Orlando203.5.333.000.0001.51.0.0.01.0
2007–08Orlando2506.0.529.000.5001.2.1.2.11.6
Career2705.8.514.000.5001.2.1.2.11.6

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2007–08Orlando102.01.000.000.0001.0.0.0.02.0
Career102.01.000.000.0001.0.0.0.02.0

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