BC Khimki signed a two-year contract with American power forward James Augustine. Last four years Augustine spent in Spanish league ACB. Moreover a 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 – 32, Min – 26.7, Pts – 12.4, Reb – 8.2, Ass – 1.1, Stls – 1.1, Blks – 0.8