Former Savannah High School basketball standout James Sinclair is continuing his professional basketball career overseas. Sinclair, 23, inked a deal in October to play for BBC Monthey which is located in Switzerland. Last season, Sinclair played with the Helsinki Seagulls in Finland where he played in 48 games and averaged 13.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, two assists and 1.6 steals per game in helping them to make it to the semifinals.
The 6-foot-3 guard played collegiately at Western Carolina. As a senior, during the 2014-15 season he averaged 19.4 points, 6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game. He was also voted to the NABC All-District 22 1st Team in 2015.
A Southern Conference First Team and All-Tournament Team selection, Sinclair scored in double figures in 29 games. He notched 16, 20-plus point scoring efforts, including a season and career-high 40 points against VMI.
He was also named to The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All- State Men’s Basketball First Team.
At the WCU team banquet, Sinclair was named the team MVP and also took home the team’s Captain Award, Top Defensive Player Award and the Mr. Hustle Spirit Award.
Sinclair concluded his career as Western Carolina’s 22nd all-time leading scorer with 1,302 points. In addition, he native ranks tied for fifth in career steals (179) and tied for 21st in career assists (241) while playing the sixth most career games (129).
Prior to earning a scholarship to Western Carolina, he was a four-year letter winner for head coach Tim Jordan at Savannah High. As a sophomore, Sinclair averaged 10 points, four rebounds, three steals and nearly three assists per game for a squad which won the region championship as a junior. He averaged 16 points per game with eight rebounds, six steals and six assists as a junior, earning All North/South Georgia accolades. In 2011, as a senior, he was named the Greater Savannah Boys Player of the Year by the Savannah Morning News as well as a Region 3-AAAAA first team selection and Georgia Athletic Coaches Association AAAAA All-State selection. Sinclair averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4 steals, 3.1 assists and one block per game and hit 76 percent of his free throws.