25  James Sinclair
James  Sinclair


Savannah, Ga.

High School:
Savannah HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180



Catamount Basketball Announces 2014-15 Year-End Awards

WCU senior James Sinclair takes home six year-end awards


Sinclair Named First Team All-State


James Sinclair Earns NABC All-District Honors

This is Sinclair's first All-District selection


Sinclair Named All-Tournament First Team

Also picks up Player of the Year honors from CollegeHoopsDaily.com


Catamounts Fall 73-61 in the SoCon Semifinals

WCU senior James Sinclair ends his career with 1,302 points which ranks 22nd in WCU history


Basketball Spotlight - James Sinclair

Basketball Spotlight - James Sinclair


Western Carolina versus VMI

Western Carolina versus VMI


Western Carolina vs. Wofford

Western Carolina vs. Wofford


Western Carolina vs. Chattanooga

Western Carolina vs. Chattanooga


Western Carolina versus Samford

Western Carolina versus Samford


Western Carolina versus Mercer

Western Carolina versus Mercer

Single-Game Highs
Points: 40, VMI -- 02/21/15
Rebounds: 14, vs. ETSU -- 03/06/15
Assists: 7, at Minnesota -- 12/05/14; at Charleston Southern – 12/01/14
Steals: 6, vs. ETSU -- 03/06/15
Blocks: 4, Wright State -- 12/18/14
FG made: 16, VMI -- 02/21/15
FG attempts: 30, VMI -- 02/21/15
3FG made: 4, 5 times
3FG attempts: 10, at Furman -- 02/26/15; at ETSU – 12/03/14; at Alabama – 11/17/14
FT made: 10, at UNC Asheville -- 12/21/14
FT attempts: 13, at UNCG Asheville -- 12/21/14

Career Note: Made Western Carolina's first 3-point basket in regular season game on international soil ... 3-pointer came with 9:57 on the clock against Austin Peay (11/20) in Cancun, Mexico as part of the Cancun Challenge.

2014-15 (Senior): Appeared in and started 31 games for the Catamounts … Finished his career as WCU’s 45th 1,000 point scorer … His 1,302 career points rank him 22nd in the WCU Record Book … He also ends his career tied for fifth in career steals with 179 … Selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District team … Named All-Southern Conference … SoCon Preseason All-Conference selection … Named to the Southern Conference’s All-Tournament First Team … Selected to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State team … Was the SoCon Player of the Month for November … Was a three-time SoCon Player of the Week selection …Averaged a team-best 19.4 points per game … Led the team in steals (90) and assists (90) as well … Finished the year third on the team in rebounds per game with 6.0 … Shot 40.2 percent from the field, 31.5 percent from three and 76.7 percent from the free throw line … Scored in double-figures in 29 of the 31 games played … Led the team in scoring 20 times during the season … Scored 20 or more points 16 times … Led or shared the team lead in rebounding nine times during the year … Achieved double-digit rebound numbers three times all of which converted into double-doubles … Scored a career-high 40 points against VMI (02/21) while connecting on four 3-pointers and 16 total field goals … Had 31 points in the second game of the year against Alabama (11/17) … He was the only player in ESPN’s Tip-off Marathon to score 30 or more points in a game … Grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against ETSU (03/06) in the Southern Conference Tournament … Had 30 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high six steals in the victory … Had three or more assists in 17 games … Dished out seven assists against both Charleston Southern (12/01) and Minnesota (12/05) … Set a career-high with four blocked shots against Wright State (12/18) in December.

2013-14 (Junior): Appeared in 33 games with 33 starts ... Was one of three Catamounts to score in double-digits in the first three games of the season -- 13 points against Wittenberg (11/08), and 17 points against UNC Asheville (11/11) and at Oregon (11/13) ... Had a career-high four steals in the Wittenberg game ... Scored 16 points on 15 field goal attempts tying a career-high at Virginia Tech (11/15) ... Left the game at Kent State (11/21) with an upper leg injury ... Did not play against Niagara (11/22) ... Played 12 minutes against USC Upstate (11/23) before leaving with a hip pointer ... Snapped a seven-game skid not in double-digits with 12 points at Cleveland State (12/16) ... Snapped a four-game streak without reaching double-figures with 12 points against Elon (01/04) ... Scored 15 points at Georgia Southern (01/11) in front of his hometown crowd ... Notched second straight 15 point games with 15 points against Samford (01/18) ... Tallied 13 points at Wofford (01/20) ... Scored in double figures in five straight games matching his longest streak of the season ... His streak at The Citadel (01/25) ... Scored a season-high 18 points at Elon (01/30) ... Attempted a career-high eight 3-point field goals and matched his career-high for field goals made with seven and 3-pointers made with four ... Scored 11 points in the overtime win over App State (02/08) ... Notched 15 points at Chattanooga (02/14) ... Tallied a career-high 26 points carrying the Catamounts to a semifinal win in the SoCon Tournament over No. 1 seed Davidson (03/09) ... Played a career-high 39 minutes in the game and made a career-high 10 field goals ... Scored in double-digits in 12 of the final 14 games … Named to the SoCon Tournament First Team.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 33 games with 27 consecutive starts for the Catamounts ... Did not start the first six contests ... Averaged 29.6 minutes, 7.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... Scored in double-digits 11 times ... Led the Catamounts in rebounds three times ... Had five or more assists five times ... Handed out a career-high six assists against Austin Peay (11/20) ... Scored in double figures three straight games, 10 points at Eastern Kentucky (12/01), 13 points at No. 13 Illinois (12/04) and 12 points against Appalachian State (12/08) ... Grabbed eight rebounds, had five assists and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line in the Eastern Kentucky game ... Had 11 points and eight rebounds against Liberty (12/31) ... Collected 10 rebounds at Chattanooga (01/19) ... Scored 17 points at Appalachian State (02/02) on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor ... Seven made baskets in the App State game set a career-high ... Scored 17 points against Coastal Carolina (02/23) on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor and 4-of-5 from three ... Played a career-high 42 minutes in the overtime game against Samford (03/02) ... Ended the season on three-game double-digit scoring streak ... Scored ten points in the Samford game, 14 points against The Citadel (03/08) in the opening round of the SoCon Tournament and scored 19 points setting a new career-high against the College of Charleston (03/09) ... Tied a career-high with seven made baskets in the CofC game.

2011-12 (Freshman): Saw action in 32 of WCU's 35 games on the season, twice making appearances in the starting lineup ... Scored 68 points on the year, averaging 2.1 points per game ... Scored his first collegiate points with 33 seconds remaining in the season-opener at South Carolina (11/11) by converting an Ishmael Hollis steal into a fast-break jumper on his first collegiate attempt ... Turned in a career-best performance in the record-setting win over Toccoa Falls (1/17), posting his first collegiate double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds ... Made his first collegiate start at UNC Greensboro (1/28), starting back-to-back games ... Pulled down a SoCon-best five rebounds in the tournament victory over Wofford (3/3) ... Stepped up to make a big 3-pointer in WCU's championship run against the Davidson Wildcats (3/5), scoring eight points off the bench.

Prior to Western Carolina: Was a four-year letter winner for head coach Tim Jordan at Savannah HS ... Since his sophomore season, the versatile guard has been among the starting five, averaging 10 points, four boards, three steals and nearly three assists per game for a squad which won the region championship as a junior ... Averaged 16 points per game with eight rebounds, six steals and six assists as a junior, earning All North/South Georgia accolades ... Played AAU basketball with the Seaport Shockers out of Savannah during the summer of 2010.

Career Statistics


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