American Guard Ricky James (190 cm, Trevecca Nazarene, NAIA´08) is heading to Nift Al-Janoub (Iraq, Division 1) where he will play the second half of the season. James last played during the 2011-2012 season for GIE Maile Matrix and the Nashville Musicians in the UBA. For Nashville he played 21 games in the UBA with averages of 20.3ppg, 5.0rpg, and 4.7apg. In his 21 games in the American league for the Musicians he posted 20ppg, 5.8rpg, and 3.9apg.
The move to Al-Janoub in Iraq will mark the first time that Ricky James has played in the Middle East. He has mostly played in local leagues in the U.S. including the UBA, UBL, ABA, and WBA.