40  Kari James
Kari James
Hometown:
Gallipolis, Ohio

High School:
Gallipolis

Height:
6-4

Position:
C

2006-07 (Sophomore):
Played in 19 games...set career-highs in points (5) and field goals made-attempted (2-for-2) in season-opener at Navy on Nov. 12...added a block and two rebounds in 10 minutes against the Midshipmen...scored a field goal while being fouled (made FT) for first three-point play of career...played 10 minutes in next game, Nov. 17 vs. Southern, in semifinals of Fifth Third MU Classic...grabbed an offensive rebound...pulled down two rebounds (one offensive) on Nov. 21 vs. Morehead State...blocked a shot and went 1-for-1 from the floor vs. No. 1 Maryland on Nov. 29...scored two points with a block at East Carolina on Jan. 2...netted three points with a rebound at Memphis on Jan. 18...registered lone assist of season on Feb. 9 at Tulsa, adding a pair of rebounds.

2005-06 (Freshman):
Appeared in 17 games off the bench...scored career-high four points (later tied) in first collegiate game on Nov. 18 vs. Tennessee State...went 2-for-2 from the free-throw line and 1-for-1 from the floor...pulled down a career-best three rebounds against No. 5 Baylor on Nov. 27...played a career-high 12 minutes at Virginia on Dec. 20...shot 75.0 percent from the free-throw line for the season (9-for-12)...recorded first career blocked shot vs. Southern Miss on Feb. 26.

High School:
Played for four years at Gallia Academy under coach Duane Estep...during her senior season, she was named Co-MVP of the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League (SEOAL), first team All-SEOAL, All-SEOAL Academic First Team and Ohio District 13 Player of the Year...averaged 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game over her career, and 13.0 ppg as a senior...participated in the District 13 All-Star Game in Wellston, Ohio, and the North-South All-Star Game in Columbus...AP Third Team All-District member...played 16-U AAU ball with fellow freshman Alyssa Hammond for the West Virginia Thunder...team finished 17th in the nation at AAU Nationals...inducted into National Honor Society.

Personal:
Born on July 7, 1987...daughter of Brent and Tamyra James...has one brother, Gavin (22), who attends the University of Rio Grande...lists her parents as her biggest role models...undecided major.