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James McAdoo
Sport Basketball
Position Power Forward
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Nationality American
Born January 4, 1993 (1993-01-04) (age 18)
Norfolk, Virginia
High school Norfolk Christian

James McAdoo (born January 4, 1993) is an American high school basketball player at Norfolk Christian in Norfolk, Virginia. He will attend the University of North Carolina in the fall of 2011. He is one of the top rated basketball players in the class of 2011.


High School career

He is currently rated as the #4 player in the class of 2011 by,[1] the #6 player in the ESPNU 100,[2] and the #8 player by[3] During his junior season, McAdoo led Norfolk Christian to the Virginia Division II state championship, where he averaged 22.5 points and 9.9 rebounds, and shot 44 percent from 3-point range.[4] In July 2010, McAdoo was a part of the gold medal winning team in the FIBA U-17 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.[5] For his performance in the 2009 FIBA U-16 tournament, USA Basketball named McAdoo their 2009 male athlete of the year.[6] On August 5, 2010, McAdoo was selected to play in the 5th annual Boost Mobile Elite 24.[7]

College career

McAdoo committed to North Carolina on September 6, 2009.[8] McAdoo will start playing with North Carolina in the 2011-12 basketball season. McAdoo considered graduating high school early and enrolling at UNC in the fall of 2010, but decided against doing so.[9]

Personal life

McAdoo's uncle is former NBA player, and current Miami Heat assistant coach, Bob McAdoo.[10]


  1. ^ " Men's Basketball Recruiting". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  2. ^ "College Basketball Recruiting - ESPNU 100 - ESPN". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  3. ^ "Yahoo Sports: Ranking - Rivals150 for the class of 2011". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  4. ^ Eisenberg, Jeff (2010-04-06). "A mission trip helped James McAdoo decide college can wait". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  5. ^ "James McAdoo Wins Gold; Heels Offer Cody Zeller". 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  6. ^ "USA Basketball Names James McAdoo 2009 Male Athlete Of The Year". USA Basketball. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  7. ^ "Elite 24 Roster Revealed (First 12)". Slam Online. 2010-08-05. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  8. ^ "James McAdoo Commits to UNC!". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  9. ^ Leung, Diamond (2010-06-22). "James McAdoo says he'll stay in high school". Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  10. ^ "Bob McAdoo's nephew commits to UNC | blogs". 2009-04-14. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 

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