James Augustine

Year Inducted: 2023

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(New Lenox) Lincolnway Central High School
The University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign

NBA: Orlando Magic


James starred at Lincoln-Way Central from 1998-2002. He averaged 15.5 points per game as a senior and was the team MVP. He also grabbed 890 career rebounds.  James then moved south to become a standout player for the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.  A 6-10 forward, James was a junior starter on the 2005 Illinois team that won the Big Ten Conference title and placed second in the nation. He was the first Illini player with 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, finishing with 1,383 points and 1,023 rebounds. He went on to play professionally for 12 years, overseas.

(Photo couresy of the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign)