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SK Knights add Mays to their roster - Mar 29, 2018


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James Mays
JAMES MAYS

Seoul SK Knights (KBL) added to their roster 32-year old Central African ex-international power forward James Mays (206-104kg-86, college: Clemson). He started the season at Qingdao Eagles in Chinese CBA league. In 13 games he recorded very impressive stats: 25.9ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg this season. The last summer Mays played at Guizhou (NBL) in Chinese league where in 25 games he averaged remarkable 30.1ppg, 15.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.7spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL Honorable Mention and League Player of the Week.
In 2008 he was drafted by Colorado 14ers (D-League) as #2 pick overall.
Mays attended Clemson University and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Mays was voted Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2014. Strangely he also played for Central African National Team in 2013.
Mays played at the Arab Club Championships Quarterfinals three years ago.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Mays' pro career he managed to play on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in ten different countries. Mays has played previously professionally also in Dominican Rep., Italy (New Basket Brindisi), Philippines (Hotshots), Puerto Rico (Capitanes), Turkey (Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi), NBA G League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Maine Red Claws), South Korea (LG Sakers), United Arab Emirates (Ahli Shabab) and D-League (Springfield A.).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Showed an improved ability to find open looks for teammates; one of the quickest post players in the conference and maybe in the entire country…has the ability to create crowd enthusiasm by turning in exciting plays…he's also a very good defender, sees well the court and passes the ball well.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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