And if not a teacher, then he’d be a chef.
Those two professions are different but supportive in their own ways. Both teachers and chefs are often inspiring and comforting. And that fits with what’s been said about the senior forward, who is one of the most active and emotional players on the bench and court, high-fiving teammates and shooting searing glares at opponents.
“Whether he plays a lot or not, he’s still going to be a great teammate,” junior forward Kennedy Meeks said after an exhibition game against Guilford on Nov. 6. “He’s still going to stand up and clap for you.”
James is supportive for his team and now, for all student-athletes. He’s the ACC representative on the NCAA’s National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee — a role he said gives him confidence and will allow him to create and vote on legislation to benefit student-athletes.