Comes from a solid basketball background…Father played at Virginia Tech and his uncle played at Seton Hall…His high school coach, Leon Goolsby, is an A&T graduate… Did not compete as a true freshman because of numbers which allowed him to learn the system his first year….Competed in 2014-15 where he was a part-time starter and was one of the Aggies 3-point threats…Will again compete for playing time as a wing and shooting guard…Has a reputation of being a big-time scorer…Can knock down the perimeter shot when in rhythm.
2014-15 Season: Played in 32 games with five starts…Averaged 5.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 16.2 minutes per game…Shot .323 from the floor, .229 from 3-point range and .768 from the free throw line…Scored in double figures five times including scoring a season-high 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting as the Aggies defeated Greensboro College on Nov. 14…Had 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting as the Aggies nearly upset St. Louis at St. Louis on Nov. 25…Posted 11 points including knocking down two big 3-pointers in a 62-59 road win at Savannah State on Jan. 31.
2013-14 Season: He sat out the season to earn a redshirt season.
High School: Played four varsity seasons of high school basketball at I.C. Norcom High School…As a senior, he earned first-team All-Eastern District, second-team All-Eastern Region, second-team All-Tidewater and Male Athlete of the Year for I.C. Norcom High School…Led the Greyhounds to the Eastern District regular-season and tournament title as a senior…Was an honor roll student all four years…Graduated with a 3.2 grade point average and an advance and magnet diploma.
Personal: Full name is James Whitaker…He is the son of Ingrid and Mark Whitaker…He was born on August 26, 1995…He has three siblings…His major is business management…Plans to work in the business field after graduation…Enjoys reading Invisible Man, watching the Fresh Prince of Bel Air and eating French fries.