Mike James (185 cm, Lamar’12) has reportedly requested a release from the New Orleans Pelicans and will head back to Europe and sign with former team Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (Greece-A1). He played for Panathinaikos back 2016-17 before heading back to the USA and signing with the Phoenix Suns in December 2017. James played 32 games for the Suns and averaged 10.4 pp and 3.8 apg. He was eventually waived by the Suns then signed with the Pelicans in January 2018. James played four games for the Pelicans and averaged 1.0 ppg and 1.5 apg.