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Giessen 46ers sign American Scottie James JR. The 24-year-old comes straight from NCAA I and has an enormous physique.

(red). Basketball Bundesliga club Gießen 46ers has entered the transfer market for the second time for the coming season 2020/21 and has signed the American Scottie James JR. The rookie starts his professional career at the traditional club von der Lahn and comes straight from the university, where he worked for the Liberty Flames in NCAA I. The Big Man is the seventh player in head coach Ingo Freyer's roster and will receive number 31 in the 46ers.

Sports director Michael Koch: “With Scottie James we were able to convince a physical big man of the 46ers program. Applicable in both major positions, Scottie is a hard worker and strong rebounder. With its energy and its engine, it generates statistics in all categories. "

Head coach Ingo Freyer: »With his powerful physique, Scottie is very agile and dynamic. Thanks to these qualities, paired with enthusiasm and fighting spirit, he will play an important role for us in the major positions. "

Before his professional debut with the Giessen, the front court player played successfully at the Liberty Flames, where he last won the ASUN Championship final against Lipscomb. In a season in which his team generated 30 wins in 34 games, the center triumphed with 10.8 pps and 7.4 pps in just under 21 minutes. In his four years in NCAA I, his scores rose steadily through to graduation. In Liberty he is ranked fourth in the all-time list in rebounding and 17th in all-time scoring. After the Corona-related termination of the promising season and thus another denied March Madness participation, the athletic James took part in the well-known TBT tournament at the beginning of this month.

Honors pave his way in the past few years. Whether Atlantic Sun First Team All-Conference 2019 & 2020 or Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team in these years as well as Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP 2019 and numerous awards for Player and Big Man of the Week - James delivered an impeccable performance after his freshman year.

Before enrolling at Liberty University, the American spent a season at Bradley University, where he began studying mechanical engineering. He previously earned two MVP titles and 14 school records from Tarpon Springs High School. The student had over 1500 points and over 1000 rebounds by the time he graduated.