Josiah James

Updated as of 1/16/2024, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
College: Tennessee
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/5/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Can post up smaller players
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Decent defender that can get steals and blocks
Above average athlete
Solid motor

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Unselfish to a fault
Can be unfocused defensively
Not an elite athlete
Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:

Josiah James is an athletic swingman that can pass and rebound the basketball. He is a player that may project to be a defensive specialist at the next level, but he will need to improve his jump shot, shot selection, and assertiveness on the offensive end.  He will especially need to shoot the ball better.  Currently, he projects to be a borderline second round candidate for the 2024 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN Player Card

Games Scouted:
11/16/19 Tennessee vs. Washington
1/15/20 Tennessee vs. Georgia
1/6/21 Tennessee vs. Arkansas
3/19/21 Tennessee vs. Oregon State
12/7/21 Tennessee vs. Texas Tech
1/15/22 Tennessee vs. Kentucky
3/18/23 Tennessee vs. Duke
1/16/24 Tennessee vs. Florida

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