Duke Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jon Scheyer Officially Announced The Addition Of Another Sensational Play-Maker…

Jon Scheyer, head coach of Duke’s men’s basketball team, made a significant announcement on Monday, officially confirming the addition of Sion James to the Blue Devils’ 2024 recruiting class.

Hailing from Sugar Hill, Georgia, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound guard joins Duke after a successful four-year stint at Tulane. James boasts an impressive resume, having played in 114 career games, with 107 starts under his belt. Over his collegiate career, he accumulated 1,084 points, 520 rebounds, 337 assists, and 187 steals, showcasing his versatility and impact on the court.

James’ progression at Tulane was evident as he consistently improved his scoring and rebounding stats each season. In the 2023-24 season, he averaged 14.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, while also displaying efficiency with shooting percentages of 51.4% from the field and 38.1% from beyond the arc.

Coach Scheyer expressed his excitement about James joining the Duke family, highlighting his leadership qualities, basketball IQ, and competitive spirit. Scheyer emphasized James’ defensive versatility and ability to elevate his teammates’ performance on offense as key strengths that will enhance the team’s dynamic.

Sion James - 2024 Duke Men's Basketball

James’ impact on the court was evident throughout his time at Tulane, with notable performances including six games with 20 or more points and a standout double-double performance against North Texas in the AAC tournament. His achievements, including earning the AAC Sportsmanship Award twice, underscore his character and contributions both on and off the court.

Before his collegiate career, James was a standout player at Lanier High School, where he garnered accolades such as two-time Region 8A Player of the Year. His addition further strengthens Duke’s already formidable recruiting class, solidifying their position as a powerhouse in college basketball.

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