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Joel James News & Bio


Name:Joel James
Hometown:West Palm Beach, FL
High School:Dwyer
Recruit Rating:4 Stars
Born:January 22, 1994 (24)
Height/Weight:6-10, 280
Position:Power Forward
Pro Team:Tokyo Hachioji Trains (Japan)
Notes:Basketball
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Update on Tar Heels playing basketball overseas
North Carolina is known for sending players to the NBA. However, many former Tar Heel basketball players take their talents overseas after their playing days...

Carolina Basketball Family Attends Joel James' Wedding
Former UNC center Joel James got married this weekend in Chapel Hill to former UNC softball player Aquilla Mateen, and the Carolina basketball family was...

Spurs’ Danny Green helping NBA spread basketball gospel to Japan
Spurs guard Danny Green was in Tokyo for the NBA to engage with Japanese fans at various events. “I got to meet up with some...

Exclusive Excerpt: Redemption
Redemption, the new book on Carolina's 2017 national title by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner and Matt Bowers contains dozens of behind the scenes photos and...

Carolina Family at Marcus Paige's Wedding
Former UNC point guard Marcus Paige married former UNC dance team member Taylor Hartzog. In the picture is the happy couple, coach Roy Williams, assistant...

Former UNC Basketball Player Joel James's New World
Three months after his final game as a Tar Heel, Joel James stood panicked in the doorway of a small Japanese apartment. This 5.4 magnitude...

Luke Maye brings versatility to UNC frontcourt
Luke Maye wasn’t the first person off the bench last season for North Carolina. But the graduation of Joel James and Brice Johnson leaves UNC’s...

A look at Stilman White’s journey through the UNC program
Despite losing seniors Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson and Joel James to graduation last Spring, the Tar Heels still have some experience on the roster. That...

Joel James to play overseas in Japan
We’ve seen Marcus Paige (Utah Jazz), Brice Johnson (Los Angeles Clippers) and J.P. Tokoto (New York Knicks) find homes in the league. But what about...

Remembering Joel James’ North Carolina career
This might be recency bias talking, but my favorite UNC basketball team ever is probably the 2015-16 one. No, they didn’t win the national championship,...


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