|High School:||The Walker School|
• Sun Belt Commissioner’s List, 2014-15
• CAA Commissioner’s Award, 2012-13
• Dean’s List, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2013
AT GEORGIA STATE
Four-year letterwinner (2013-16) as versatile right-handed bat who played multiple positions ... Primarily a designated hitter but also started games at first base, second base, third base and left field in his career ... Hit .268 for his career with three home runs and 42 RBI in 132 games, including 81 starts.
2016: Enjoyed his best year as a senior, hitting .283 with two homers and 18 RBI ... Used primarily as the DH or in left field, but also filled in occasionally at second base, third base and first base ... Second on the team with seven sacrifice bunts.
Had the best series of his career vs. Arkansas State, going 4-for-8 with seven RBI ... Delivered a walk-off win in Game 2 of the Arkansas State series with his bases-loaded, pinch-hit infield single in the 10th inning of the 5-4 win. Then had three hits and a career-high five RBI in the series-clinching win ... Went 5-for-11 with an RBI in the UL Lafayette series ... Had three hits and four RBI vs. Jackson State (3-13-16).
Started GSU’s ninth-inning rally in 10-6 win at Mercer (3-30-16) with a leadoff single ... Was 2-for-2 off the bench vs. Georgia Tech (4-20-16) ... 6-for-12 with two RBI in Appalachian State series ... Hit his first homer, a two-run shot, in Game 2, then started the Panthers’ winning rally in the 11th inning of Game 3 with a leadoff single ... Had two hits and two walks in 4-3 win over Kennesaw State (4-27-16) ... Hit a two-run homer vs. Alabama A&M (5-4-16).
2015: Played in 36 games with 26 starts, primarily in left field or at DH ... Hit .225 with four doubles, one triple and one homer ... Drove in nine runs and scored 16.
Hit a pinch-hit, two-run triple over the center fielder’s head in Opening Day win over Fordham ... Hit his first career homer with a solo shot vs. UL Lafayette (3-21-15) ... Delivered a run-scoring double in 7-4 win at Kennesaw State (5-6-15) ... Missed time with a hamstring injury.
2014: Played in 32 games, including 18 starts, and hit .310 with 10 RBI ... Smashed three doubles and scored 12 runs.
Inserted into the lineup at third base for the UT Arlington series and collected six hits and six RBI in the three games ... Had three hits and four RBI in GSU’s 11-10 win over the Mavericks (4-11-14), including a two-run double in the eighth inning for the go-ahead runs. Also had a two-run single in the third ... Started at three different positions (3B, 2B, LF) in the Texas State series and also played first base.
Opened the season with three hits in four at-bats against Illinois (2-16-14). Earned a start in the series finale and started the Panthers’ game-winning rally with a one-out double in the eighth inning ... Had one hit and one RBI vs. UALR (4-4-14) ... Contributed a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the ninth to move the winning run into scoring position in 8-7 walk-off win over Mercer (4-9-14).
2013: Played in 15 games in 2013, including two starts ... Collected five hits on the season, including three doubles ... Scored six runs and drove in five ... Started a six-run rally against Hofstra (5-11-13) when he led off the fifth inning with a pinch-hit single ... Delivered a bases-clearing, three-run double in a 14-1 win over Alabama State (3-27-13) ... Had another RBI-double against Savannah State (4-23-13).
HIGH SCHOOL: All-Cobb County selection (honorable mention) by the Marietta Daily Journal following his senior year at the Walker School in Marietta, Ga. ... Posted a .434 batting average and earned the team MVP award as a senior ... Hit .358 during his junior season ... Helped lead his team to the state semifinals in his sophomore season at the Walker School ... A multi-sport athlete with honors in football and basketball.
PERSONAL: James Clements Jr. was born September 24, 1993 to James and Kellie Clements ... Has two sisters, Jennifer and Madison, and a brother, Joseph ... Majoring in marketing ... Earned his degree in the spring of 2016.