Former Liberty forward Scottie James has completed his first professional season playing basketball for the Jobstairs Giessen 46ers in Germany, the top league in that country. In 32 games played, James averaged 10.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 23 minutes per game while shooting 58.8% from the field, 35.6% from three-point range, and 88.2% from the charity stripe.
He was one of just two players in all of Germany’s top league to average 11 points and 6 rebounds per game while shooting over 85% from the free throw line. In the final game of his season, he scored a season-high 30 points in 32 minutes played to go along with 7 rebounds. Over the final four games of the season, James scored 15 or more points in each contest and reached double figures in seven of his last eight games. He averaged 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during that stretch.
James concluded his Liberty career by being named to the ASUN first-team all-conference for his last two seasons in a Flames’ uniform, as well as being named the ASUN Tournament MVP in 2019 when he helped lead the Flames to their first of three straight ASUN Tournament titles. James finished his Liberty career as one of the best players in school history, finishing with 1,323 career points which is good for No. 17 on the all-time scoring list and No. 4 on the school’s all-time rebounding list with 891 career rebounds.
All four Liberty seniors from the 2019-20 basketball season have gone on to play professionally. In addition to James, Caleb Homesley signed with the Washington Wizards and played for the Erie BayHawks in the G League, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz played in both Puerto Rico and Mexico, and Myo Baxter-Bell signed with an Argentinian team.