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Josiah James

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Took part in the 2018 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team October minicamp.
  • Member of the 2018 USA Men’s U18 National Team that posted a 6-0 record and collected the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men gold medal in St. Catharines, Canada; averaged 5.3 ppg. and 6.0 rpg. (USA U18 National Team Stats)
  • One of 24 players named to the 2018 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Select Team that took part in the NCAA Next Generation Sunday at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

High School Honors

  • 2018 USA Today All-South Carolina second team.
  • 2017 and 2018 High School Sports Report South Carolina Independent School Association AAA Player of the Year
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 SCISA All-Tournament Team.
  • 2016 and 2017 Roundball Classic MVP and All-Tournament Team.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons for Porter-Gaud, High School in Charleston, South Carolina; started on his high school’s varsity team as an eighth grader.
  • Scored his 1,000th point in 2017-18 and currently has a career point total of 1,610 points.
  • As a junior in 2017-18, started all 27 games and led his team to a 25-2 record and the state championship.
  • Helped lead Porter-Gaud to state titles in 2016 and 2015.
  • Plays in the summer for TMP.

Personal Notes

  • Born in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Full name is Josiah-Jordan James, but goes by Josiah.
  • Son of Sonya Brice and Kurt James; has one brother, Kurt James II (22).
  • Uncles, Ronald Kevin Gilliard and Frank Brantley, aunt, Cheryl Brantley, and grandfather, John Walter James II, served in the U.S. Army; grandfather, William Leroy Gilliard, served in the U.S. Navy; and uncle, Jeffrey James, served in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Father played basketball at Michigan State; uncle, Noel Gilliard, played basketball at Furman and four years in Ireland; uncle, Ronald K. Gilliard, played football at the Citadel; brother played basketball at High Point.


  • First played basketball: when he was 3 on a team of
  • 5- and 6-year-olds.
  • Enjoys: swimming, running, playing corn hole and ping pong.
  • Favorite player: Khris Middleton, a Porter-Gaud grad and mentor to James.
  • Favorite class: history.
  • Most played song: "Never Would've Made It," by Marvin Sapp.
  • Favorite pregame meal or snack: bananas, peanut butter snack bar and grilled chicken with a salad.
  • Inspired by: God.
  • International travels: none.

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USA Basketball Statistics

2018 U18
6/0 97/ 16.2 12- 34 .353 6- 17 .353 2- 2 1.000 36/ 6.0 32/ 5.3 11 4 4 7

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