General Signed in the late period in 2010 with the Commodores...Played in 104 career games, finished fifth on Vanderbilt’s single-season FG% list at 62.7% in his senior year.
2014-15 (Senior): Played in 34 games and started 20…Averaged 9.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game…Scored in double digits in 17 games as a senior, and had double-digit rebounds in four…Fifth on Vanderbilt’s single-season FG% list at 62.7% with minimum 100 FG attempts…Posted second consecutive double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. South Carolina...Had 12 points and 11 rebounds in win over Florida - was 10-11 from free throw line…Posted fourth career double-double vs. Auburn with team-high 14 points and 10 rebounds…Tied career high with 13 rebounds vs. Missouri…Tied a career-high with four assists in win at Saint Louis…Tied career-high with five blocks in win over Florida.
2013-14 (Junior): Played in all 31 games and started 28...Averaged 7.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game...Shot 58.9% from the floor, which led the team...Was second on the team in rebounds...Posted six games in double figures and had three double-doubles on the season, with two coming against Texas A&M...Scored a career-high 22 points and had 10 rebounds in win at Texas A&M (1/25) and had a 16-point, 10-rebound effort against the Aggies in Nashville (2/15)...In those two Commodore wins, he was also a combined 22-27 from the free throw line...Posted an 18-point, 13-rebound effort against Lipscomb (11/15)...His 13 rebounds was a new career-high...Also had 10 rebounds against Ole Miss in Nashville (1/22)...Posted new career-high in blocks with five at LSU (1/18).
2012-13 (Sophomore): Played in 26 games and made the first and only start of his career at Tennessee (1/29)...Scored a career-high eight points and grabbed career-high eight rebounds vs. Marist at Old Spice Classic (11/23)...Had seven rebounds at Arkansas (1/12) and at Mississippi State (2/23).
2011-12 (RS Freshman): Played in 13 games in his redshirt freshman campaign...Averaged 0.5 points and 0.2 rebounds...Scored two points vs. LSU (2/8) and at Ole Miss (2/16).
2010-11 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks per game for his Brehm (Ill.) Prep team.
Personal James Bamba Siakam...Born May 23, 1992... Son of Tchamo and Victoire Siakam... Has three brothers, Boris, Christian, and Pascal and two sisters, Raissa and Vanessa... Major is human and organizational development... Chose the Commodores over Southern Illinois, Marquette, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, and UCLA...Recipient of the Jerry H. Smith Scholarship and the Walter M. Morgan Men's Basketball Scholarship...Advice to youngsters: "Work hard for whatever you want because nothing is free. Stay humble, and above all, put God first in any of your endeavors."
Career Highs Points: 22, at Texas A&M (1/25/14) FG Made: 7, 2x, last vs. Penn (12/22/14) FG Atts:10, 2x, last at Missouri (2/19/14) 3FG Made: 1, 2x, last at Stanford (3/24/15) 3FG Atts: 2, at Stanford (3/24/15) FT Made: 12, 2x, last vs. Western Carolina (12/16/14) FT Atts: 14, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14) Rebounds: 13, 2x, last vs. Missouri (2/21/15) Assists: 4, 3x, last at Saint Louis (12/31/14) Turnovers: 4, 2x, last vs. Rutgers (11/28/14) Blocks: 5, 2x, last vs. Florida (2/3/15) Steals: 4, vs. Saint Louis (12/30/13) Minutes: 37, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14)