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ORU Adds National Champion Point Guard in Conley

ORU Adds National Champion Point Guard in Conley

TULSA, Okla. – After helping his Hutchinson Community College team win the NJCAA National Championship in March, point guard James Conley has signed with the Oral Roberts men's basketball team, it was announced by new Head Coach Paul Mills Monday.

James Conley | 6-3 | S0. | Derby, Kan. // Derby HS // Hutchinson Community College

  • Posted a 3.5:1 assist to turnover ratio last season in his national championship run, tying him for 10th nationally in that category.
  • Four year varsity letterwinner at Derby HS, averaging 15.9 points and 3.3 assists per game as a junior and 19.1 points and 3.1 assists per game as a senior.
  • Averaged 9.0 points, 4.2 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Hutchinson CC.
  • Played in nearly 60 games over a two-year career at Hutchinson CC.

Head Coach Paul Mills on Conley

"James is a winner as a player and as a person. James aka "Papi" has led his team in back-to-back national championship games for Hutchinson Community College.  He won a national championship this season and we are excited that he is bringing his skills to help us at ORU. He is an excellent teammate, values both ends of the court, and is a remarkable young man.  We are fortunate that James will now be part of the rich tradition of ORU basketball."

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