03/13/2015Hopkins Falls in Sweet 16 - March 14
03/13/2015NCAA Sweet 16 Preview - March 13
Nelson Grabs a Pair of Regional Coach of the Year Honors
Blue Jays Finish the Season with School-Record 25 Wins
Blue Jay Teams to Compete From Massachusetts to Florida
Hopkins to face Fourth-Ranked Babson Tonight in Sweet 16
Blue Jays Make First NCAA Sweet 16 Trip Since 1990
Statistically Speaking: Ranks seventh in JHU history in career points (1,348), sixth in field goal attempts (1,064), 10th in field goals made (433), first in three-point field goal attempts (625), first in three-point field goals made (248), tied for eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.397), tied for 11th in free throws made (234), second in free throw percentage (.867), 13th in defensive rebounds (311), 14th in steals (91) and third in minutes (3,155).
2014-15: First Team Capital One Academic All-District • unanimous First Team All-Centennial • First Team NABC All-Mid Atlantic and Second Team D3hoops.com All-Mid Atlantic • started all 30 games, averaging 15.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.50 assists per game • led team in scoring, minutes (961) and ranked second in assists • shot 43.3 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from three and 85.0 percent from the free throw line • ranked second in the Centennial Conference in three-point field goals (78), third in free throw percentage, fifth in free throws (96), sixth in scoring, seventh in assists and 13th in assist to turnover ratio (1.7) • punched up 17 points with three assists in season-opening win over Lebanon Valley • earned MVP honors after pouring in 22 points and handing out three assists versus Keuka in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title game • named Centennial Conference Player of the Week (11-17) • finished with 14 points, five boards and two steals in loss to Alvernia • poured in 20 points, with four three-pointers, two assists and two steals in win at Ursinus • finished with 16 points in loss to Franklin & Marshall • punched up game-high 20 points, including 1000th of career, drained five three-pointers and handed out a career-high-tying seven assists in win over Muhlenberg • featured in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” • led team with 16 points and five helpers in win over 13th-ranked Centre • scored a game-high 18 points in win at Washington & Lee in W&L Holiday Tournament title game • named W&L Tournament MVP • chipped in 13 points in win over Kenyon • scored team-high 19 points, handed out six assists and hit 200th career three-point field goal in win over Hood in Blue Jay Invitational title game • named to Blue Jay Invitational All-Tournament Team • poured in game-high 24 points, going 7-of-9 from the field and 6-of-8 from three-point, with four assists and two steals in win at Haverford • scored game-winning three at the buzzer to beat the Fords • handed out five assists in win over Swarthmore • finished with nine points and five assists in win over fourth-ranked Dickinson • added 13 points and two assists in win at Washington College • broke the school career record for three-point field goal attempts at Washington College • scored 18 points and handed out a pair of assists in win at Muhlenberg • scored a team-high 19 points, while going 8-of-8 from the free throw line, in win over McDaniel • chipped in 12 points, all from three-point, in win over Haverford • punched up 15 points with six rebounds in win at 16th-ranked Franklin & Marshall • poured in a game-high 22 points with six rebounds in come-from-behind win at Swarthmore • finished with second straight 20-point game in win over Gettysburg • handed out four assists in win at McDaniel • scored game-high 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win over Washington College • broke school record for career three-point field goals versus the Shoremen • finished with 12 points and four boards in win over Gettysburg in CC semifinals • poured in a game-high 29 points and handed out three assists in NCAA First Round win over Keene State • broke school record for free throw attempts (15) and made (13) in an NCAA Tournament game vs. Keene State • chipped in 16 points in NCAA Second Round win over Skidmore • punched up 20 points and set school tournament record with six three-pointers in NCAA Sweet 16 at fourth-ranked Babson.
2013-14: Started 28 games and averaged 31.7 minutes per game • led team in scoring (13.8), field goal attempts (311), free throw percentage (.855), minutes played • ranked second on team in field goals made (125), free throw attempts (83), free throws made (71), steals (32) and defensive rebounds (88); ranked third in rebounding (3.4) • ranked fourth in the CC and 53rd in the nation in free throw percentage • ranked eighth in the CC in scoring, 12th in steals and 14th in three-point field goal percentage (.371) • named First Team All-Centennial Conference • named Capital One Academic All-District First Team • poured in career-high 36 points (13-18 FG, 7-11 3FG, 3-3 FT) while also grabbed four rebounds and three steals in win over Moravian • set Blue Jay Invitational tournament records for points and three-point field goals made • fourth highest point total in school single-game history • finished with 14 points with two steals despite suffering from flu-like symptoms in loss to Wesley • named to Blue Jay Invitational All-Tournament Team • led team with 11 points and grabbed a career-high four steals at #21 Alvernia • poured in a game-high 24 points with three steals in win over Ursinus • scored 11 points, dished two assists and grabbed two steals in win at Franklin & Marshall • finished with two assists and three steals in win over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps • led team with 19 points at Muhlenberg • punched up 17 points with three helpers versus Case Western • named to Juniata Holiday Tournament All-Tournament Team after posting first career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 11 boards • also swiped a career-high five steals versus the Patriots • scored 13 points, grabbed four boards and handed out two assists in win over Haverford • scored game-high 14 points and four rebounds in win at Swarthmore • scored 11 points in win at Ursinus • handed out a career-high seven assists in win over Washington College • punched up 21 points and earned Wall-O’Mahony MVP honors in win over Muhlenberg • scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds in loss at McDaniel • chipped in 12 points in win at Haverford • handed out four assists in win over Franklin & Marshall • scored a game-high 24 points with five rebounds in loss to Dickinson • led with a game-high 20 points in win over McDaniel • scored team high 15 points and handed out two assists in win at Washington College • chipped in nine points with two assists and three steals in CC Semifinals win over Franklin & Marshall • went 6-of-6 from the free throw line in CC title game win over Dickinson • scored 13 points with four rebounds in NCAA Tournament loss at Virginia Wesleyan.
2012-13: Named Honorable Mention All-Centennial Conference • started all 26 games and averaged a team-best 32.4 minutes per game • led team in scoring (12.2), field goal attempts (247), three-point field goal percentage (45.4), three-point field goal attempts (141), three-point field goals made (64), free throw percentage (89.7) and steals (27) • ranked second in field goals made (100), total rebounds (95) and defensive rebounds (91) • led the Centennial in three-point field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage • ranked 16th in the conference in scoring • three-point field goal attempts and made are fifth most in school single-season history • hit five triples to finish with 15 points and grabbed two steals in win at Haverford • poured in a then career-high 21 points in win at Goucher • scored 15 points in win at Gettysburg • dished out three assists and grabbed three steals in overtime loss to Dickinson • finished with 11 points, three boards and three steals at McDaniel • chipped in 10 points in win over Muhlenberg • dished out a career high five helpers with two steals at Hampden-Sydney • pulled a career-high eight rebounds in win over Eastern • had streak of 11 straight games with at least one made three-pointer snapped in win over Marymount • punched up 13 points with five rebounds and two assists in double-overtime loss to Ursinus • scored 12 points with two assists in win at Swarthmore • went 3-of-5 from downtown in win over Haverford • poured in a game-high 21 points with a career-high five three-pointers in double overtime loss to Franklin & Marshall • also handed out two assists, swiped three steals and blocked a shot in 46 minutes against the Dips • scored career-high 22 points in win at Dickinson • scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished two assists in win at Washington College • scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds and two helpers in win at Muhlenberg • led team with 17 points, with 15 of those coming in the second half, in win over Swarthmore • poured in 20 points with five rebounds and two steals in win over McDaniel • had streak of 10 straight games with a made three-pointer snapped in loss at Ursinus • chipped in nine points and one block in loss at Franklin & Marshall • scored the game-winning three with 11 seconds left and finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in win over Washington College • notched fifth 20-point game of the season, finishing with 21 points in loss to Dickinson in Centennial Conference Semifinals.
2011-12: Played all 26 games and averaged 17.8 minutes per game in rookie season • tied for fourth on team in scoring (7.0 ppg) • shot 36.8 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from three-point and 93.8 percent from the free throw line • also grabbed 1.7 rebounds per game and doled out 30 assists • led team in three-point field goal attempts (114) and made (40) • ranked 13th in the CC in three-point field goal percentage and eighth in three-point field goals made • made collegiate debut in win at Goucher, chipping in five points with two boards • added eight points in win over #15 St. Mary’s • went 3-of-5 from downtown with two assists in win over Haverford • chipped in five points with two assists in win over Gettysburg • hit three triples and grabbed three rebounds in come-from-behind win at Dickinson • scored a then season-high 16 points against #10 Cabrini • followed that with 11 points in win over Berry • went 3-of-4 from downtown, grabbed three rebounds and dished a pair of assists against CCNY • pulled down a season-high six rebounds with two assists and two steals versus Hood • punched up a career-high 18 points with six boards at Ursinus • had streak of nine straight games with a three-pointer snapped against Swarthmore • drained a pair of three-pointers and handed out a season-high three assists at Haverford • chipped in 10 points with four rebounds and two assists against Dickinson • finished with eight points in win at Gettysburg • finished with eight points with two assists and two steals in win at Swarthmore • scored seven points with two assists in win over Ursinus • chipped in 10 points in win at Washington College.
Personal: James Hammer • son of Craig and Patricia Hammer • father played basketball at Rider • helped Germantown to back-to-back state championship games as a sophomore and junior • named honorable mention all-area as a junior • earned second team all-state, conference MVP, second team all-county and first team all-conference honors after averaging 20 points per game as a senior • Patriot Ambassador • on marketing committee for Relay for Life • member of JHU SAAC • member of Hopkins AND1 tutoring and mentoring program • majoring in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship and management.