#15 James Thues
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5'10" 172 lbs Guard
HS: Martin Luther King Detroit, MI
Born: 6/6/1981 Detroit, MI
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
2000-01 Fr G 24 0 185 12 31 38.7% 13 27 48.2% 2 7 28.6% 31 11 10 1 19 0 15 12 2 39 1.6 1.3 0.5
2001-02
So
G
36
18
1127
77
175
44.0%
35
63
55.6%
13
43
30.2%
178
104
82
22
68
1
88
101
11
202
5.6
4.9
2.9
Career    
60
18
1312
89
206
43.2%
48
90
53.3%
15
50
30.0%
209
115
91
23
87
1
103
113
13
241
4.0
3.5
1.9

James Thues was a stocky playmaking point guard at Syracuse for two seasons. Thues looked to make the pass first, then took the shot if needed. He was not a great shooter, and weak at the free throw line, but an excellent ball handler and solid defender. Though shorter than most guards he defended, Thues was able to frequently force the turnover.

As a freshman, Thues was the reserve point guard, backing up senior Allen Griffin. As a sophomore, Thues would split the point guard duties with junior DeShaun Williams. Coach Jim Boeheim wanted to have both Hakim Warrick and Thues on the court, Warrick for his rebounding and size, Thues for his ballhandling. But with Williams and Preston Shumpert the main offensive cogs on the team, and Kueth Duany a solid defender and veteran player, he could not start both. Early in the season, Boeheim favored starting Warrick, though down the stretch Thues would start at the point, with Williams moving to the shooting guard, Shumpert to the small forward, and Duany to the power (Warrick still played plenty).

Thues would transfer from Syracuse after his sophomore season to be closer to his hometown of Detroit. He would attend Detroit - Mercy, where he would start his junior and senior seasons. Thues would average 9.3 points a game, and 3.1 assists for the Titans, scoring 558 points in two seasons.

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