Q&A with 2023 Jimma James

6’5″ | 2023 | Point Guard |

Solid Rock Academy | Grassroots Elite Canada

Jimma James

Jimma James is one of the merging prospect targets in the 2023 class. He is explosive with the basketball in his hand and can do a little bit of everything on the court. He rebounds well, he facilitates, he can handle the ball, and he can score from all over the court. This season he is off to a torrid start, averaging: 15ppg, 8apg, 7rpg.

RLH:  What have you done this past Summer to prepare for your high school season?
JJ:  This past summer I’ve been working on all my weaknesses in my game and my whole game in general. I was in the weight room getting stronger, and in the lab perfecting my craft

RLH:  How was the travel season for you this Summer?
JJ:  This past travel season was oddly special. I’ve only played a few tournaments due to the pandemic but I made a statement in the very few games played and opened a lot of eyes. I averaged about 20+ppg.

RLH:  What role do you play on your high school team?
JJ:  The role I play on my Highschool team is the point guard. As a point guard, I have a big job I have to get my teammates going and also myself. There’s nothing better than getting your guys better and also yourself.

RLH:  Is there a player at the NBA level that you study and try to emulate? 
JJ:  If there is an NBA player that I like to study and try to emulate, it would be Ja Morant. Ja Morant is my favorite player in the league overall, Me and Ja are about the same height and build. Morant also plays my position… he’s someone I see my play type to be in the near future.

RLH:  What is your case to as why you should be ranked highly in your class?
JJ:  My case to as why I should be highly ranked in my class is first of all I’m different, physically, mentally, emotionally. There are not too many guys out there like me. It sounds cliche but my hunger, my motivation, and my ambition will one day get me to where I want to be…and some.

RLH:  What are some of your hobbies off the court?
JJ:  Some of my hobbies off the court are things like going to the movies, riding bikes, working out, watching basketball, and spending time with my family.

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