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James Padgett

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:
Lincoln HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 235

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3V

04/17/2013

Len Named MVP at Basketball Banquet

Dez Wells given the Greivis Vasquez Award for Most Inspirational Player

04/01/2013

Terps Spend Monday in New York

Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and student-athletes met with the media Monday afternoon

03/29/2013

Terps Face Iowa in NIT Semis on Tuesday

Maryland (25-12) and Iowa (24-12) will tip-off at approximately 9 p.m. on ESPN2

03/25/2013

Terps Travel to Alabama for NIT Quarters

Maryland (24-12) and Alabama (23-12) set to tip-off at 7:30 p.m. ET

03/21/2013

Maryland Downs Denver 62-52 in NIT 2nd Round

Dez Wells scored 19 points to lead Maryland over Denver

03/21/2013

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Maryland v Denver

03/16/2013

Maryland vs. North Carolina - AP Photos

Maryland vs. North Carolina - AP Photos

03/06/2013

Men's Basketball vs. North Carolina

Maryland fell to UNC 79-68

02/16/2013

Maryland vs. No. 2 Duke - AP Photos

Maryland vs. No. 2 Duke - AP Photos

02/07/2013

Maryland vs. Virginia Tech - AP Photos

Maryland vs. Virginia Tech - AP Photos (2/7/13)

Padgett 2013 Final Bio Get Acrobat Reader

AS A SENIOR (2012-13): Averaged 5.1 ppg on 57.3 percent shooting... Scored 10 points and had five rebounds in his "homecoming" game vs. Kentucky in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the Barclays Center Classic... Had a season-high 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting vs. Lafayette (11/20)... Scored all 8 of his points in the second half at Northwestern (11/27)... Played a season-high 31 minutes off the bench at Florida State (1/30) and had six points... Returned to a starting role vs. Wake Forest (2/2) and made 6-6 shots in a team-high 26 minutes, while adding four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal with no turnovers... Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds, blocked a season-high 2 shots and had 8 points at Virginia Tech (2/7)... Made 3-3 shots and had eight points in 13 minutes vs. Duke (2/16)... Started at Wake Forest and vs. North Carolina and averaged 7.5 ppg on 7-11 shooting.

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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