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#35 James Padgett
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School: Lincoln HS
Experience: 3 Letters
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): Led team and 14th in the ACC with a 5.8 rpg rebounding average... 3.3 offensive rebounds per game were 3rd in ACC... Earned Len Elmore Award as team's top rebounder... Averaging 9.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg in last 8 games (.609, 28x46 FG)... Terps were 11-3 this season when he scores in double figures... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with nine boards in exhibition win over Northwood (11/4)... Made 6 of 7 shots for career-high 12 points and had seven rebounds vs. UNCW (11/13)... Led Terps with 9 points (3-5 FG, 3-4 FT) vs. #15 Alabama (11/17)... 7 rebounds, including 6 offensive, with block in Puerto Rico win vs. Colorado (11/18)... 7 rebounds, also with 6 offensive, block, assist, 6 points vs. Iona (11/20)... 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in only 15 minutes in start vs. FGCU (11/25)... Career-highs in points (16), FT (6), FTA (9) in 28 minutes vs. Illinois (11/29)... 5 boards... First double-double of career with 11 & 10 in BB&T win over Notre Dame (12/4)... Matched career-high with 31 minutes while making his third straight start... Had 15 points (7-12 FG) with 6 boards in 29-minute start vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/7)... Led Terps with 7 rebounds (5 offensive) in win over FIU (12/14)... 9 of 10 points vs. Radford (12/23) were in first half... Led Terps with 9 rebounds... Scored 13 points (4-6 FG) with 7 boards, 2 blocks in 23 mins. off bench vs. Albany (12/28)... 7 points and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes at NC State (1/8)... 8 of 11 points in 2nd half to preserve win over Wake (1/11)... 7-9 FT, 8 rebounds... 14 points (6-7 FT) and 9 boards (7 offensive) in win over Ga.Tech (1/15)... Limited to 19 minutes by foul trouble at FSU (1/17), finished with 8 points, 3 boards... Hit 5 of 6 from floor for 10 points at Temple (1/21)... Also 4 rebounds in 31 minutes... 8 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists in 22-minute start in win at Clemson (2/7)... Near-perfect shooting night (5-5 FG, 5-6 FT) for 15 points with 8 boards vs. BC (2/16)... Tied career-high with 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-5 FT) in win over Miami (2/21)... Also 6 boards... Double-double with 13 points, career-high 13 boards at #6 UNC (2/29)... 5-for-9 FG... Had 9 points, 7 rebounds in career-high 32 minutes vs. #24 UVa (3/4)... Had 10 points (5-6 FG) with 5 boards, 2 assists in 22 minutes vs. Wake (3/8) in ACC opener.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11) - 30 of his 59 rebounds (51%) this season have been on offensive glass... Had 5 points, 5 rebounds in exhibition win over Florida Southern (11/1)... Went 2-for-3 from floor for 5 points in 11 minutes in opener vs. Seattle Univ. (11/8)... Had 4 points on 2-for-3 shooting in 4-minute stint in win over College of Charleston (11/10)... Had 5 points, 3 rebounds in win over Maine (11/14) in 16-minute appearance... Season-high 6 points (3-5 FG) vs. #13 Illinois (11/19) in 11 minutes... 4 points, 2 boards in 7 minutes in win over Delaware State (11/23)... Season-high 5 boards with 4 points, 2 blocks in win over Elon (11/26)... Season-high 18 minutes in win at Penn State (12/1) - all 6 points came in 1st half... Season-high 8 points, including 6 in 9-minute stint during 2nd half vs. Temple (12/5)... Career-high 9 rebounds with 6 points in win over UNC Greensboro (12/8)... Tied career-high 10 points (7 in 1st half) on 3-3 FG, 4-6 FT vs. NJIT (12/22)... 8 points vs. Virginia Tech (1/20) were his most in an ACC game, 3-5 FG w/block, board... 5 points (2-3 FG) with rebound in 8 minutes off bench vs. #5 Duke (2/2)... 4 points with 2 rebounds and steal in 11 minutes off bench at North Carolina (2/27)... Had 6 points with 7 boards in 13 minutes off the bench vs. NC State in ACC Tourney (3/10).

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10) - Good finisher around the basket... Hard to guard due to his athletic ability... 30 of his 78 boards have been at the offensive end... Starter at forward for Terps in exhibition win over IUP (11/3 - Had 8 pts on 4-5 FG, 4 reb, 2 blks)... Solid collegiate debut with 10 points, 8 rebounds in win over Charleston Southern (11/13)... Finished with 7 boards, 6 points in win over Fairfield (11/17)... Had 7 points with 2 boards and block in 13 minutes vs. Winston-Salem State (12/22)... Posted 5 points (2-3 FG) with 4 rebounds in 10 minutes in win at UNC Greensboro (1/3)... Had 4 rebounds, 4 points in 10 minutes in win over #18/19 Florida State (1/10)... Solid outing vs. Longwood (1/19 -10 points, 4-4 FG, with 7 boards, 2 blocks in 20 minutes)... Longest ACC stint of year with 13 minutes in win over UVa (2/15 - Finished with 4 points)... Had 3 rebounds and bucket in 6-minute stint in win over Clemson (2/24).

BEFORE MARYLAND - Four-star prospect as rated by Scout.com, which had him ranked 21st in nation as center... Helped his Lincoln HS squad win an unprecedented fourth straight city championship... Had 17 points and 14 boards in the title game as Lincoln beat JFK 78-56 at Madison Square Garden... Named All-City after averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds in playoffs... Averaged 15 points and 10 boards before suffering an ankle injury in December of his senior season... Played through the injury for the Railsplitters... High school coach was Dwayne "Tiny" Morton... Played in the Charm City Challenge, where he was named MVP after scoring 22 points on 11-for-13 shooting... Also appeared in the 2009 Capital Classic all-star game... Averaged 11 points, 10 boards per game as a junior.

PERSONAL - Parents are Willie and Sharm Padgett... Has a younger brother, Westley... major is family sciences... Worked on all aspects of his game during the off-season... Listens to Ne-Yo, 2Pac and Chris Brown... Chose Maryland over St. John's, West Virginia, Pittsburgh... Recipient of the John I. Heise Jr. Basketball Scholarship.


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