CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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James Palmer

position

Guard

Height

6-5

Weight

200 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Washington, D.C.

High School

St. John?s College HS

James Palmer - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Miami Career (2014-16)
Palmer Career Stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Career: Played 72 career games at Miami, starting five … Averaged 3.6 points, 1.3 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game … Totaled 258 points, 93 rebounds, 50 assists and 19 steals in 898 minutes.

As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Palmer 2015-16 game-by-game stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Played in 34 of 35 games … Averaged 3.4 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.4 steals in 11.6 minutes per game … Totaled 116 points, 39 rebounds, 25 assists and 14 steals in 394 minutes … Hit 36.4 percent (39-107) from the field, 27.7 percent (13-47) from three and 67.6 (25-37) at the line … Led or tied for team high in assists twice, steals five times and blocked shots in one game … Scored in double digits in two games … Hit multiple 3-pointers in four outings … Notched 3-pointer in nine games … Season highs: 14 points vs. Mississippi State 11/19; 6 rebounds vs. UTRGV 11/13; 3 assists three times, last at Virginia Tech 3/5; 2 steals three times, last vs. Pittsburgh 2/9; 1 blocked shot five times, last at Virginia Tech 3/5; 26 minutes twice, last at Virginia Tech 3/5 … In ACC play averaged 2.8 points, 0.7 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 10.7 minutes per game … In ACC play totaled 51 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists, 11 steals in 193 minutes … Connected on 32.0 percent (16-50) from the field, 18.2 percent (4-22) from three and 78.9 percent (15-19) at the line … In ACC Tournament game against Virginia Tech, played seven minutes, scoring two points … In three NCAA Tournament games played 15 total minutes, scoring six points all against Villanova.

As a Freshman (2014-15)
2014-15 game-by-game stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Miami Record Book Listings: Season – Among freshmen only: No. 3: Freshman, 3-point FG percentage, season (.365) … Game: No. 1: 3-point FG percentage, game (1.000); Game – ACC games only: No. 1: ACC, 3-point FG made, game (5); Game – Among freshmen only: No. 1: Freshman 3-point FG percentage, game (1.000); No. 2: Freshman 3-point FG made, game (5).
Season: Started five of 38 games played … One of only three Canes to play all 38 games … Averaged 3.7 points, 1.4 rebounds in 13.3 minutes per game … Totaled 142 points, 54 rebounds in 504 minutes … Hit 41.3 percent (52-126) from the field, 36.5 percent (23-63) from three and 65.2 percent (15-23) at the line … Knocked down 5-of-5 from 3-point at Virginia Tech on his way to season-high 17 points … Scored in double digits four times … Hit multiple 3-pointers nine times, including the first five games … Notched 3-pointer in 11 outings … Season highs: 17 points at Virginia Tech, 3/7; 4 rebounds three times, last vs. Temple, 3/31 … 3 assists three times, last vs. Virginia Tech, 2/18 … 1 steal five times, last vs. Temple, 3/31; 1 blocked shot nine times, last vs. Temple, 3/31; 27 minutes twice, last at Virginia Tech, 3/7/15 … Started three of 18 ACC games … In ACC play averaged 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds in 11.2 minutes … Totaled 66 points, 24 rebounds in 201 minutes … Connected on 38.6 percent (22-57) from the field, 36.7 percent (11-30) from three and 78.6 percent (11-14) at the line … In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 2.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 15.5 minutes … Shot 40.0 FG percent (2-5) … In five NIT games averaged 2.8 points, 1.6 rebounds in 10.4 minutes … Hit 38.5 percent (5-13) from the field.

High School
Ranked No. 1 player in the D.C. region, by ESPN … Senior year averaged team-high 15.7 points per game … Played in D.C. State Athletic Association semifinal … Led Cadets to 27-4 record … Helped squad to a 20-win season by averaging 12 points, five rebounds and two assists as a junior … First team all-conference … Team captain … Coached by Sean McAloon at St. John’s College HS … Also attended Dr. Henry A. Wise in 2012.

Personal
Born James Alfred Palmer, Jr., on July 31, 1996 in Washington, D.C. … Son of Diane McFadden and the late James Palmer, Sr. … Brother to Tijree and Tijisha … Played AAU ball for Team Takeover … Also recruited by Memphis, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Cincinnati and Maryland  … Undeclared arts and sciences major. 

James Palmer
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
14-15 38 5 504 13.3 52 126 .413 23 63 .365 15 23 .652 14 40 54 1.4 28 0 25 28 9 5 142 3.7
15-16  34  0  394 11.6 39 107  .364  13 47  .277 25 37  .676 11  28 39  1.1 19  0 25 16  5 14 116 3.4
TOT  72  5 898 12.5 91 233  .391  36 110  .327 40 60  .667  25 68 93  1.3 47  0 50 44  14 19 258  3.6