Jamie Skeen life and biography

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Jamie Skeen biography

Date of birth : 1988-05-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Charlotte, N.C.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-15
Credited as : Basketball player, forward for the VCU Athletics, NCAA Tournament

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Jamie Skeen is an American college basketball player which is now playing as a forward for the VCU Athletics .

· Big, physical force down low for the Black & Gold who will be a valuable offensive threat
· Has shown the ability to stretch the defense out by firing from long-range

WHILE AT VCU:

· After having to sit out for the first eight games due to NCAA transfer rules, Skeen averaged nearly 21 minutes in the final 28 games for the Black & Gold
· Made a big impact right from the start, pouring in 10 points in just 14 minutes to help VCU win in his Ram debut, 78-77 at Tulane on Dec. 19
· Tallied 10 double-digit scoring performances in his 28 games
· Showed big-time promise during the CBI for the Rams, averaging 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while shooting 67.5% from the field

WHILE AT WAKE FOREST:

· Skeen didn’t waste time winning a spot in the Demon Deacons starting lineup, earning a starting nod on 24 occasions as a freshman
· The inside-outside ability of Skeen is what separates him from the pack and he displayed it for Wake Forest. Nearly half (58 of 128) of his field goals came from beyond the arc
· Skeen ranked in the top-three in rebounding on the Demon Deacons during both of his years. As a freshman, he led the team in rebounding on eight occasions.
· VCU’s 79-77 upset victory over Duke in the 2007 NCAA Tournament is a moment that will forever live in the hearts of Ram fans. Skeen knows how it feels to upset the Blue Devils as well. He chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds in Wake’s 86-73 victory over then-No.2 Duke on Feb. 17, 2008.

PRIOR TO COLLEGE:

· Coming out of North Mecklenburg, Skeen was as highly touted as they come with a top-85 national ranking from three different scouting services (42nd by Bob Gibbons, 75th by Scout.com and 85th by Rivals.com).
· Skeen was named "Mr. Basketball" for the state of North Carolina after an outstanding junior season, averaging 20.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
· He was a household name in North Carolina, earning First-Team All-State honors during his junior and senior seasons. He was the second-leading vote getter as a senior. Also on the First-Team squad during his junior year was former Rams Eric Maynor and T.J. Gwynn.
· His final two years at North Mecklenburg were memorable ones as Skeen led the Vikings to the 2005 4A State Championship and came within two points of capturing a second-straight title in 2006.

PERSONAL:

· One of four children of Jackie and Eric Skeen
· Majoring in Sociology
· Skeen’s parents, Eric and Jackie, met while attending Fayetteville State, where Eric was a football player and Jackie was a cheerleader.


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