Vanderbilt MBB vs. Georgia Photo gallery by Steve Green. (1/14/15)
General Signed in the late period in 2010 with the Commodores, has played in 70 games in his Vanderbilt career.
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, vs. Lipscomb (11/15/13) FG Atts:10, 2x, last at Missouri (2/19/14) 3FG Made: N/A 3FG Atts: 1, 4x, last vs. Missouri (1/16/14) FT Made: 12, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14) FT Atts: 14, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14) Rebounds: 13, vs. Lipscomb (11/15/13) Assists: 4, 2x, last at Missouri (2/19/14) Turnovers: 4, vs. Providence (11/22/13) Blocks: 5, at LSU (1/18/14) Steals: 4, vs. Saint Louis (12/30/13) Minutes: 37, vs. Texas A&M (2/15/14)