Men's Basketball

James Augustine
James Augustine


Mokena, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way Central

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 235




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2005-06 Senior:
First-Team All-Big Ten selection by league coaches and second-team All-Big Ten selection by the media ... First-Team NABC All-District 11 selection ... Team Tri-Captain ... Second on the Illini in scoring with an average of 13.6 points ... Scored in double figures 28 times, leading the Illini in scoring in 10 games ... Tied his career high three times on the season with 23 points vs. Xavier (Dec. 3), vs. Michigan (Jan. 14) and at Michigan (Feb. 21) ... Second in the Big Ten and fourth in the NCAA in field goal shooting at 62.4 percent (174-279) ... Third in the Big Ten in rebounding with an average of 9.1 boards ... Had 12 double-doubles on the year ... Tied his career high in rebounding with 15 boards vs. Michigan State (March 10) ... Big Ten Player of the Week on Dec. 5 ... MVP of the South Padre Island Invitational ... Winningest player in Illinois history (tied with Dee Brown) played in 114 victories during his career ... First player in school history and just the 12th player in Big Ten history with 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds ... Broke the Illinois career rebounding record vs. Tennessee-Martin on Dec. 30 and finished his career with 1,023 rebounds ... School-record holder for career field goal percentage at 61.7 percent (534-865), which also ranks fifth in Big Ten history ... Ranks 17th on the Illini all-time scoring list with 1,383 points ... Played in 137 games during his career, the most in school history (tied with Dee Brown) ... Started 131 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in UI history ... Tied for second in school history in career starts (134), ranks fourth in career blocked shots (139), eighth in career free throws (309) and minutes played (3,717) and 10th in career steals (141) ... Illinois' school-record holder for career rebounds in the NCAA Tournament with 102 boards.

2004-05 Junior: Third-Team All-Big Ten selection by both league coaches and media ... Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player after averaging 12.7 points on 74 percent shooting and 10.3 rebounds in Illinois' run to the championship ... Started every game of the season and ranked fifth on the team in scoring, averaging 10.1 points ... Scored in double figures 23 times ... Led the Big Ten in field goal shooting at 62.1 percent (141-227) ... Illinois' leading rebounder, averaging 7.6 boards (5th in Big Ten) ... Led the Illini in rebounding 26 times ... Also Illinois' leader with 46 blocked shots (7th in Big Ten) ... Led Illini and ranked second in the Big Ten in free-throw shooting during conference play at 84.7 percent (50-59) ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week - Jan. 10 after wins over Ohio State and Purdue and Jan. 31 after wins at Wisconsin and over Minnesota ... Illinois' school-record holder for career rebounds in the NCAA Tournament with 91 boards ... Recorded six double-doubles on the season, including three during the NCAA Tournament ... Had 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the regional semifinal (March 24) ... Scored a career-high 23 points on 9-11 shooting, and pulled down 10 rebounds vs. Nevada in the second round (March 19) ... Had 11 points and a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round (March 17) ... Scored 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds vs. Ohio State (Jan. 5) ... Also had double-doubles with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Northwestern State (Dec. 30) and 11 points and 14 rebounds vs. Minnesota (March 12).

2003-04 Sophomore: Honorable mention All-Big Ten selection started every game of the season ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Led Illini in rebounding with a 7.3 average, ranking fourth in the Big Ten ... Second in the Big Ten in field goal percentage at .635 (125-197) ... One of the top offensive rebounders in the Big Ten, ranking third with 2.8 per game ... Fifth in the Big Ten in blocked shots at 1.3 per game ... Led the Illini with seven double-doubles during the season ... Scored at least nine points in 21 games ... Led team in rebounding 17 times ... Scored a season-high 21 points in win over Memphis on Dec. 13 ... Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds against Northwestern on Jan. 14 ... Had an outstanding performance in win over Michigan State on Feb. 10 with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots ... Tied his career high with five blocked shots in win over Arkansas on Dec. 6 ... During the summer prior to the 2003-04 season, was one of 18 finalists selected for the USA Basketball Men's National Team Trials along with teammate Dee Brown and former teammate Deron Williams.

2002-03 Freshman: Named to first-ever Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Started 29 of 32 games ... Second on the team in field goal percentage, shooting 58 percent (94-162) ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in field goal percentage during conference play at 58.6 percent (51-87) ... Second on the team in rebounding, averaging 5.8 boards (13th in Big Ten) ... Led the Illini with 64 offensive rebounds ... Second on the team in blocked shots with 27 (13th in Big Ten) ... Averaged 7.0 points per game ... Recorded a double-double in the Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. Ohio State with 12 points and 10 boards ... Nearly posted a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds in NCAA Tournament opening-round win over Western Kentucky ... Recorded first career double-double at Penn State, scoring a season-high 19 points and pulling down a season-high 12 rebounds ... Also recorded a double-double on Jan. 29 vs. Michigan with 11 points and 10 boards ... Scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 11) ... Scored in double figures nine times ... Illinois' leading rebounder in nine games ... Had career-high five blocks vs. Oakland.

Earned First-Team All-State honors from the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette after averaging 18 points, 10.6 rebounds and four blocked shots per game ... Averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks as a junior ... Burst on the scene while earning all-star honors at the Adidas ABCD camp in the summer before his senior season ... Consensus Top 100 recruit nationally... Team finished the year 25-5, advancing to the super-sectional (Sweet Sixteen) of the IHSA Class AA State Tournament ...Ranked by All-Star Report as the No. 69 player in the nation...Also ranked No. 69 by No. 71 by Blue Chip Hoops... Selected to play in the Wendy's Shootout, an all-star game featuring preps from the Chicago area vs. the New York City area ... Played in the IBCA All-Star game ... Multi-sport athlete also played football (lettered in 2001 at quarterback) and baseball (lettered in 2001 and 2002 as a pitcher) at Lincoln-Way Central.

Born Feb. 27, 1984 ... Son of Dale and Barb Augustine ... Will earn a bachelor's degree in sport management in May ... Nickname is Augie ... Was a quarterback on the Lincoln-Way football team until his senior year when he concentrated on basketball, and also was a pitcher on Lincoln-Way's baseball team ... Played football under his father, Dale ... High school basketball coach was Steve Little ... Uncle, Jerry Augustine, played professional baseball in the Milwaukee Brewers organization from 1973-85 and is currently the head baseball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... Uncle, Dick Sorensen, played football for the Miami Hurricanes from 1965-70 ... Cousin and close friend, Nick Sorensen, played football at Virginia Tech from 1995-2000 and is currently with the Jacksonville Jaguars ... Father, Dale, played football at Wisconsin-Oshkosh while his mother, Barb, was a swimmer for the Titans.

Augustine's Career Statistics:

Year    G-GS      MIN-Avg     FGM-A/%        3PM-A/%     FTM-A/%        OR-DR--TOT/Avg      PF-DQ    A     TO    B     S     PTS/Avg
02-03   32-29     697-21.8    94-162/.580    5-14/.357   32-45/.711     64-122--186/5.8     105-5    25    45    27    20    225/7.0
03-04   33-33     904-27.4    125-197/.635   0-2/.000    68-106/.642    93-149--242/7.3     84-0     21    41    42    38    318/9.6
04-05   39-39     1037-26.6   141-227/.621   0-0/.000    110-147/.748   100-195--295/7.6    83-3     43    46    46    36    392/10.1
05-06   33-33     1079-32.7   174-279/.624   1-2/.500    99-152/.651    100-200--300/9.1    84-1     59    67    24    47    448/13.6
Totals  137-134   3717-27.1   534-865/.617   6-18/.333   309-450/.687   357-666--1023/7.5   356-9    148   199   139   141   1383/10.1