|Hometown:||Silver Spring, Md.|
|High School:||Good Counsel|
As a Sophomore in 2005-06: Made 21 starts and appeared in 32 games during his sophomore campaign ... started 15 of the team's final 17 games ... led the team and ranked fifth in the ACC with 1.59 blocked shots per game ... posted 51 blocked shots last season, the the seventh-best total for a sophomore in school history ... averaged 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds as a sophomore ... grabbed at least five rebounds in 19 games ... tallied two double-doubles ... scored in double figures 13 times ... tied his career high with five blocked shots against Manhattan (March 18) ... led the Terrapins in scoring with 14 points, and tallied five rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals against Boston College in the ACC Tournament (March 10) ... recorded his second double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) ... secured his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Duke (Feb. 11) ... led Maryland with a career-high four assists against Virginia (Feb. 7) ... recorded 13 points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots in 22 minutes against North Carolina State (Feb. 5) ... tallied a team-high nine rebounds and recorded 11 points against North Carolina (Feb. 2) ... pumped in 13 points and grabbed six rebounds against Wake Forest (Jan. 15) ... finished 4-of-4 from the field for eight points with three rebounds, two assists, and three blocked shots at Miami (Jan. 7) ... posted 11 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, and one steal against George Washington (Dec. 5) ... tallied five blocked shots and recorded five rebounds to go with six points in 17 minutes against Nichols State (Nov. 27) ... started the season 11-of-11 from the free throw line.
As a Freshman in 2004-05: Saw action in 31 of 32 games in his rookie season, drawing two starts ... averaged 6.2 points per game while hitting at a team-leading .493 from the field ... averaged 3.9 rebounds per game ... totaled 31 blocks, good enough for third on the squad ... totaled 10 multi-rejection games and had 19 games of at least one blocked shot ... reached double-figures in scoring six times, including three of his final five appearances of the season ... paced six Terps in double figures with 15 points in the Terrapins' NIT win over Davidson (Mar. 23) ... put forth a 7-for-7 effort at the line vs. the Wildcats and added seven rebounds ... led team in scoring in his second career start, netting 18 points at Virginia Tech 6-of-8 FG, 6-of-6 FT) ... came off the bench to score eight points with seven boards in 19 minutes against No. 2 North Carolina at home (Feb. 27) ... contributed six points and six rebounds in 17 minutes at NC State (Feb. 16) ... first collegiate start came in home victory over Virginia Tech (Feb. 8) ... registered eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks against the Hokies at Comcast Center ... recorded 14 points on 7-for-12 shooting and grabbed a career-high tying eight rebounds against Liberty (Dec. 28) ... netted 11 points and collected seven rebounds and a career-high tying four blocks in a career-high 31 minutes in the Terps' overtime win over Florida State (Dec. 19) ... scored 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting against George Washington in the Championship game of the BB&T Classic (Dec. 5) ... contributed six points, five rebounds and two blocks in only 16 minutes vs. George Mason in BB&T Semifinal (Dec. 4) ... registered seven points with several dynamic dunks in the Terps' win over Memphis (Nov. 26) ... posted his first career game in double figures with 10 points against Mercer (Nov. 23) in his second career game.
At Good Counsel High School: Team captain and starting power forward for Good Counsel in Wheaton, Md. ... averaged 19.5 points per game as a senior to go along with 10.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game, leading the Falcons of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) to an 18-12 record ... earned third team All-Met honors by the Washington Post ... named to the all-tournament teams at the Bullis Holiday Classic and the Hooters Holiday Classic ... scored a career-high 31 points in a game as a senior ... amassed more than 300 blocked shots in three seasons on the varsity squad, becoming Good Counsel's all-time leader ... a participant in Baltimore's Charm City Challenge in April 2004, scoring eight points to go along with seven rebounds and three steals ... participated in the Jordan Capital Classic Regional game at Comcast Center later that month, netting 11 points and grabbing seven boards ... high school coach was Tim McKenna.
Personal: James C. Gist III ... son of Linda and James C. Gist, Jr. ... has two sisters, Jasmine Kornegay (23) and Gloria Gist (15) ... interests include movies, playing the piano and traveling ... member of the Black Student Association in high school ... performed volunteer work at soup kitchens and for the Special Olympics ... majoring in letters and sciences.
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