LE BRON JAMES
(As of 2/20/07)
USA Basketball Notes:
Named a tri-captain of the 2006 USA World Championship Team.
Finished as the USA's third leading scorer at the World Championship, averaged 13.9 points while playing 24.2 minutes a game. Also shot 58.2 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point, while adding a team leading 4.8 rebounds, a team second best 4.1assists and 1.6 steals a game.
Was the only U.S. player to play and start in all nine games in the 2006 World Championship.
His 37 assists rank tied for second most by a USA player in World Championship play.
Finished the 2006 FIBA World Championship ranked 19th in scoring and fifth in assists.
Named on August 17 a member of the 2006 USA World Championship Team.
Helped lead the USA Senior National Team to a 5-0 record during its pre-World Championship tour averaging 15.8 ppg. and 2.8 rpg.
Named on March 5, 2006, to the the 2006-2008 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team program.
As a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic basketball team that finished 5-3 and won the bronze medal, played in all eight games, averaged 5.4 ppg., 1.0 rpg., 1.6 apg., and shot 59.4 percent from the field.
Recorded 11 points, four rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes of action in the USA's 89-53 win over Angola (8/23/2004), had 10 points (5-6 FGs) in 11 minutes in USA's 77-71 win over host Greece (8/17/2004), and posted eight points and five assists in USA's 89-79 win over Australia (8/19/2004).
As a member of the 2004 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team that compiled a 5-1 record in its pre-Olympic training, played in five games, averaged 5.8 ppg., 2.6 rpg., 1.6 apg., And shot 47.6 percent from the floor.
Was 19 years, seven months and 13 days old when the 04 Olympics opened on Aug. 13, making him the youngest USA male basketball player to participate in the Olympics since Spencer Haywood in 1968 (Haywood was 19 years, five months and 26 days old at the start of the '68 games).
A veteran of the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, despite having just completed his sophomore high school season (the majority of Festival participants are high school juniors), he led the USA North Team to the Festival gold medal and averaged a Festival best 24.0 ppg., And added a Festival fifth best 7.2 rpg., 2.2 assists, a Festival second best 2.0 steals a game, all while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor, and a Festival second best 47.8 percent (11-23 3pt FGs) from 3-point.
Accounted for game highs of 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the North to an 83-82 win over the East in the 2001 Youth Development Festival gold medal game.
Recorded an East Team best 28 points and added six rebounds, six assists in 32 minutes of action as the East fell 153-132 to the West.
Participated in the 2007 PlayStation Skills Challenge that was won by USA teammate Dwyane Wade, and which also featured Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.
Completed in 2005-06 his third NBA season, all with Cleveland.
Helped lead Cleveland to a 50-32 regular season record, a runner-up finish in the Eastern Conference Central Division and the 2006 NBA Playoffs. Cavaliers' 50 wins in 2005-06 were eight more than their 42 in 2004-05, and its advancement to the Playoffs marked Cleveland's first appearance in the playoffs in eight years.
Named 2005-06 All-NBA First Team, received the most first place votes (116) and the most total points (610).
Started and played in 79 of Cleveland's 82 regular season games, and finished 2005-06 NBA regular season averaging a career high 31.4 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 6.6 apg., 1.56 spg., .0.84 bpg., while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 33.5 percent from 3-point and 73.8 percent from the foul line.
Finished 2005-06 ranked third overall in the NBA in scoring, second in efficiency points (2323.0), second in minutes played, second in field goals made and attempted, third in free throws attempted, sixth in free throws made, 12th in assists, 15th in steals, 19th in 3-point field goals attempted and tied for 25th in double-doubles (21).
In 2005-06, joined Hall of Famers
Oscar Robertson and Jerry West and five-time NBA MVP Michael Jordan as
the only players in NBA history to post averages of at least 31 points,
seven rebounds and six assists.
After scoring 29 points and grabbing six rebounds and leading his East team back from 21 points down, he earned MVP honors at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game.
In being named the All-Star game MVP, he became the youngest player so named.
Finished runner-up in the 2006 PlayStation Skills Challenge.
Became the youngest player and second-fastest player (Oscar Robertson) to reach career numbers of 3,500 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.
Became in 2004-05 just the fifth player in NBA history to post averages of 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for an entire season.
Ranked first in the NBA in 2004-05 in minutes per game (42.4), minutes played (3388), and field goals made (795), second in points scored (2175) and steals (177), third in points per game (27.2), steals per game (2.21) and triple-doubles (four), fifth in assists (577) and sixth in assists per game (7.2 apg.).
Named 2004-05 All-NBA Second Team, becoming the youngest player in league history to be awarded All-NBA honors.
Named to and started in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game and recorded 13 points, eight rebounds, six assists.
Scored a career-high and franchise record 56 points (18-36 FGs, 6-12 3pt FGs and 14-15 FTs) at Toronto on March 20, 2005.
Named NBA Player of the Month for November 2004 and January 2005.
Named 2003-04 NBA Rookie of the Year becoming the youngest player to ever receive the award, also named All-Rookie First Team.
One of three rookies in NBA history to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in one season (joining Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan).
Won all six Rookie of the Month awards for the Eastern Conference to join Carmelo Anthony, San Antonio Spurs greats David Robinson (1989-90) and Tim Duncan (1997-98) as the only rookies in NBA history to receive Rookie of the Month honors every month of their inaugural season.
Averaged an NBA 13th best 20.9 points a game, he also accounted for 5.5 rpg., an NBA 13th best 5.9 apg., and an NBA 13th best 1.65 spg. He started all 79 games he played in and compiled 3,122 minutes, which listed as the ninth most in the NBA. He also ranked fourth in field goals attempted (1492), seventh in field goals made (622), and 15th in free throws attempted (460).
Was in the top five among rookies in all major statistical categories. Led all rookies in steals (1.65 spg), was second in scoring (20.9 ppg), third in assists (5.9 apg) and fifth in rebounding (5.5 rpg).
Became the youngest player in
NBA history to score 40 or more points when he
Helped the Cavaliers compile a 35-47 overall mark to more than double previous season's total of 17 wins.
Selected in the first round (first pick overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
High School Notes:
Was selected the Parade Magazine High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a junior (2002) and senior (2003), becoming the first repeat winner in the 47-year history of the award.
Named the USA Today and Gatorade Player of the Year as both a junior and senior.
Named Mr. Basketball for the state of Ohio by the Associated Press for three straight seasons beginning with his sophomore year.
Named to USA Today All-USA First Team three consecutive seasons beginning with his sophomore season.
Led St. Vincent-St. Mary High School to three state championships in his four seasons.
All told, during his four seasons at St. Vincent-St. Mary he compiled 2,657 points, 892 rebounds and 523 assists.
Was selected MVP of the 2003 McDonalds High School American Game (27 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and led East to a 122-107 win), the EA Sports Roundball Classic (28 points, six rebounds, five assists and led West to a 120-119 win),and the Jordan Capital Classic (234 points, 12 rebounds, six assists in a 107-102 loss).
As a senior averaged 31.6 ppg., 9.6 rpg., 4.6 apg. and 3.,4 spg., While leading team to a 25-1 record and the USA Today national high school championship.
Recorded 25 points and 11 rebounds as SVSM defeated Kettering Alter 40-36 on March 22, 2003, to win a third Ohio state championship.
As a junior, led SVSM to a state championship runner-up finish and averaged 29.0 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 5.7 apg. and 3.3 spg.
During his sophomore season in 2000-01, led SVSM to the Division II state tilte and the team finished ranked 5th in the USA Today Super 25 rankings. Averaged 25.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 5.8 apg. and 3.8 spg.
Aided team to a 27-0 record and the Division III state title as a freshman in 1999-2000, averaged 18.0 ppg. and 6.2 rpg.
Played high school football through his junior year. Helped lead SVSM to the state semifinals and as a sophomore was named All-State First Team as a wide receiver.
Wore #23 because he considers 1984 and 1992 Olympic gold medalist Michael Jordan as his role model.
USA Basketball Statistics:
2006 WC- - 2006 USA Men's World Championship Team (the USA finished 8-1 and won the bronze medal).
2006 SNT -- 2006 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team (the USAcompiled a 5-0 record).
2004 OLY -- 2004 US Olympic Games Team, Athens, Greece (the USA finished 5-3 and won the bronze medal).
2004 MSNT -- 2004 USA Basketball Men's Senior National Team (the USA compiled a 5-1 record).
2001 YDFN- 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival North Team, Colorado Springs, Colorado (the USA North finished 4-1 and won the gold medal).
NBA Regular Season Statistics: