Two-time letterman ... developing big man ... has potential to be dominating player ... must find consistency necessary to move to next level ... intimidating shot blocking presence ... working to become more of a defensive presence ... hit weight room hard during offseason, adding strength and size to long frame ... soft shooting touch inside ... range on jump shot extends to three-point arc ... ability to score from all areas of court provides problems for defenses ... inside scoring skills continue to improve, enhancing overall game ... spent spring season as pitcher with Army's diamond squad ... enters junior season tied for fourth place on Academy's career blocked shots list (42) ... rests just 22 rejections shy of all-time record of 64 held by Charles Woodruff.
As a sophomore: started 14 times among his 26 game appearances ... sat out only the New Hampshire contest ... averaged 4.0 ppg. and 3.2 rpg. ... shot .381 from the field, .323 from three-point range and .875 from the foul line ... ranked third among regulars in rebounding ... established new single-season Academy record with 29 blocked shots ... bested previous standard by seven rejections ... became first player in Army history to average more than 1.0 bpg. during a campaign ... set record with pair of blocks at American ... registered three rejections on three occasions ... scored in double-figures four times, including pair of career-high 11-point outings during each regular season matchup against Holy Cross ... posted 10 points each versus Polytechnic and Cornell ... yanked down career-high 11 rebounds at Notre Dame, marking first double-figure carom effort by a Black Knight in nearly two seasons ... secured seven boards or more in three other instances, including eight-rebound night versus Big Red.
As a freshman: drew game duty in 19 contests ... averaged 2.6 ppg. and 1.4 rpg. ... shot .412 from the floor, .375 from three-point range and .500 from the foul line ... led Black Knights with 13 blocked shots, the most by an Army plebe since Adam Glosier rejected 15 shots in 1999-2000 ... appeared in just nine of the team's first 17 games, but did not miss a contest thereafter ... averaged 4.5 ppg. and shot .517 from the floor over the season's final eight games ... scored season-high 10 points in home matchup with Lafayette, shooting 4 of 6 from the floor ... added two blocked shots that night ... established season highs with 27 minutes played, six rebounds and four blocked shots at Holy Cross ... rejection total versus Crusaders tied Academy's single-game blocked shots record.
High School: earned two varsity letters each in baseball and basketball at North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee, Fla. ... toiled for head coach Eric Champion on the hardwood ... averaged 16.5 ppg., 10.0 rpg. and 6.0 bpg. as a senior ... named to third-team All-Big Bend basketball team ... was honorable mention all-state selection on the hardwood ... selected MVP of hoops team.
Personal: given name is James Erik Sewell ... born Oct. 28, 1984 ... parents' names are Jim and Suzanne Sewell ... member of the National Honor Society ... listed in "Who's Who Among American High School Students" ... both grandfathers served in the Army ... brother-in-law serves in the Air Force ... qualified as a sharpshooter on the rifle training marksmanship course during Cadet Basic Training ... majoring in Engineering Management.