James is a prototypical Power Forward but is strong enough to play some minutes at the Center position. He is a high energy, strong, physically imposing player. He can easily step off the block and hit the 15-18 foot jump shot. James has an NBA body that will not only help him bang with many NBA veterans but also dominate the paint overseas; he does not shy away from contact. James has sacrificed many of his individual statistics for the betterment of the team. He is a true team player. In his senior season James led his team in field goal percentage at 57% FG.
In his junior season, James led his team in rebounds per game at almost 6rpg; he was also 3rd in the whole ACC with 3.3 offensive rebounds per game. He was also fourth in scoring at 9ppg. Before Maryland, James was a four-star prospect, as rated by Scout.com. He averaged 18ppg and 12rpg at Lincoln High School.
James Padgett was born on April 21, 1991 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents are Willie and Sharm Padgett. He chose Maryland over St. John’s, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh. Patrick Ewing is his favorite NBA player.
“When I first came out of college I knew I wanted to sign with Scott and Rize Management immediately. He represents many of my friends from Maryland, and he really has given them a lot of personal attention. From the first day I signed Scott was in my corner and treated me like I was a #1 priority.”