BC Khimki signed a two-year contract with American power forward James Augustine. Last four years Augustine spent in Spanish league ACB. Moreover the BC Khimki rookie has NBA experience.
Victor Bychkov, BC Khimki General Manager:
— We are pleased to announce that our club has signed a contract with the second novice — American James Augustine, a player who can close out positions of 4 and 5 numbers. He has a good statistics on the rebounding and scoring. I hope that having signed Augustine and Davis, we will solve problems in the front line. I think that, along with newcomers and those guys who play in BC Khimki at 4-5 numbers, we will be stronger and more successful.
Rimas Kurtinaitis, BC Khimki head coach:
— Augustine has good stats — 13 points and 8 rebounds per game. He has a good middle throw and high points goals percent. James is able to maintain a fast break. And, what is more important, he puts team interest above personal one. I think that with the arrival of Augustine and Davis we will strengthen the front line and look better under the ring.
Birthday – February 27, 1984.
Position – forward.
Height – 208 cm.
Weight – 104 kg.
Entry to club since 2012
2002-2006 – University of Illinois (NCAA, USA),
2006-2008 – Orlando Magic (NBA, USA),
2007 – Anaheim Arsenal (D-League, USA),
2008-2010 – Gran Canaria 2014 (ACB, Spain),
2010-2011 – Power Electronics Valencia (ACB, Spain),
2011-2012 – Murcia (ACB, Spain),
Since 2012 – BC Khimki
2004 – Big 10 Conference regular season champion (NCAA, USA),
2005 – NCAA finalist, Big Ten tournament champion, Big Ten tournament MVP, Big 10 conference regular season champion (NCAA, USA),
2006 – Big Ten regular season runner-up, selected by Orlando Magic in the second round (# 41 overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft,
2008 – NBA Eastern conference semifinals, NBA Southeastern division champion (NBA, USA),
2010 – Eurocup quarterfinalist (Gran Canaria 2014),
2011 – Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) (Power Electronics Valencia)
Average stats in ACB, Spain (season 2011/2012):
Games – 28, Min – 21.8, Pts – 14.6, Reb – 7.4, Ass – 1.4, Stls – 1.1, Blks – 0.4