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Justin James named all-district by NABC

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 21, 2019

(UW Athletics release)

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Senior guard Justin James picked up another postseason honor on Thursday being named Second Team All-District 17 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. It marks the second-straight season that James has been named All-District by the NABC after earning First team honors last season. He was a First Team All-Mountain West selection by the conference media and a Second Team selection by the league coaches.

James, a native of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., led the Mountain West in scoring at 22.1 points per game, which also No. 19 nationally. He added 8.5 rebounds per game to rank seventh in the conference added 4.4 assists per game for the season to rank fourth in the league. James led the MW in steals adding 1.5 per game. He finished the season with 706 points ranking second in single season school history behind Josh Adams’ 740 in 2015-16. James made 200 free throws this season to lead the MW and rank tenth nationally.

He finished his stellar career with 2,061 points to rank third in Wyoming history. James also ranks fourth in MW history, as he passed Marvelle Harris in his final career contest against New Mexico in the opening round of the MW Championship. He finished his career ranking as the 17th best active scorer in the NCAA.

District 17
First Team

– Jordan Caroline, Nevada
– Caleb Martin, Nevada
– Sam Merrill, Utah State
– Braxton Huggins, Fresno State
– Jalen McDaniels, San Diego State

Second Team
– Deshon Taylor, Fresno State
– Justin James, Wyoming
– Nico Carvacho, Colorado State
– Cody Martin, Nevada
– Neemais Queta, Utah State