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Friday, September 6th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  6 responses

Charlotte Bobcats Sign James Southerland


Free agent froward James Southerland has signed with the Charlotte Bobcats, it was announced on Thursday. Per the press release: “The 6-8 Southerland, an undrafted rookie from Syracuse University, posted career-best averages in scoring (13.3 ppg), rebounding (5.2 rpg) and three-point shooting (.398) as a senior in 2012-13. During his four-year career, he averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .449 from the field and .370 from three-point range in 112 games. Southerland tied a Syracuse single-game school record with nine three-pointers as he scored a career-high 35 points at Arkansas on Nov. 30, 2012. Southerland was named to the 2013 Big East All-Tournament Team after setting a tournament record with 17 three-pointers. Additionally, he set a Big East Tournament record for most three-pointers in a game without a miss, going 6-6 on his way to a team-high 20 points against Pittsburgh on March 14, 2013. This summer, Southerland played for the Philadelphia 76ers entry in the NBA Orlando Summer League as well as the Golden State Warriors entry in the Las Vegas Summer League.”

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  • Anthony

    Just what we need another big that shoots 3s…..smh! Mike continues to eff up!

  • 23

    Southerland is more of a wing than post. I think he should b able to play 3/4. Maybe the 2

  • spit hot fiyah

    no way he plays four, he is a wing player.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i like southerland, he could be a cheap D and 3 guy. when he gets hot it’s nba jam like

  • 23

    He is not a full time post obviously. But he can do it in a smaller line up. He’s 6’8 & I don’t believe he has the full package of a wing. He’s just a spot shooter on the perimeter.

  • PAULO

    Seems the farther away from the basket he is the more he sinks them. Sunk some incredible 3 pointers at SU.

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