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3 J.P. Primm

Overview:  Along with Matt Dickey, form one of the top backcourts in the region and in the Big South Conference...enters his senior season with an excellent chance to become the school's all-time leader in assists and steals...has 465 career assists and needs just 56 to surpass K.J. Garland (520)...posted 184 steals which has him in second place in that category at Asheville as he needs 40 to pass Andre Smith (223)...was one of three Bulldogs last season to score 1,000th career point...has 1,192 career points, good for 17th all-time at Asheville...knocked down 130 three-pointers and that's good for seventh all-time for the Bulldog...tested the waters last spring with NBA Draft before pulling his name out...can play either guard spot but more of a natural point guard...tough player who enjoyed an excellent football career in high school.

2010-2011: Second team All-Conference performer and member of Big South All-Tournament team...one of three players to start in all 34 games...second leading scorer with 14.6 average...led team in assists (154) and set an Asheville single-season record for steals (71)...scored 22 points in NCAA Tournament overtime victory over Arkansas Little Rock (3-15)...went 12-of-14 from the free throw line and sealed the win with late-game steal...pumped in 14 points against Pittsburgh (3-17) in second-round game...team-high 19 points and career-high five 3-pointers against High Point (3-3) in the semifinals of Big South Tournament...had season-low five points vs. Charleston Southern (3-1) in quarterfinals but did have five assists and two steals in victory...had seven points and hit important three-pointer in championship game victory over Coastal Carolina (3-5)...scored in double figures in 27 games...career-high of 26 points came in two different overtime games with 26 in double overtime loss at USC Upstate (11-29) and 26 in home overtime victory over Western Carolina (12-28)...tallied 21 points at North Carolina (11-23) and 17 at Georgetown (11-27)...pumped in 24 points with six assists in key road victory at Winthrop (1-6)...season-high of seven assists came at Liberty (1-27) and vs. Virginia Intermont (11-20)...helped lead comeback victory at Auburn (11-12) on opening night with 16 points...second in Big South in assists (4.56) and in steals (2.01)...second on team in three-pointers made (55)...led Asheville in free throws (149) and free throws attempted (189)...had six steals vs. Virginia Intermont (11-20)...in win over WCU went 9-of-12 from the field and 8-of-10 from charity stripe...led Bulldogs in scoring 14 different times throughout the season. 

2009-2010:  Finished the season as the Bulldogs leading scorer with a 12.5 average...led the team in assists (172) and steals (64)...scored in double figures 23 times...posted three double-doubles (points-assists) on the year with 16 points and 12 assists in home win over High Point (1-28), 13 assists and 16 points during home victory over VMI (2-13) and 23 points plus 11 assists during Big South Tourney victory over High Point (3-2)...tallied career-high 23 points during home victory over Presbyterian College (1-23)...scored 21 points with seven assists and seven rebound in home win over Bluefield College (1-18)...pumped in 20 points and was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line in road win at PC (2-16)...had 11 assists and eight rebounds in home win over Catawba (12-15)...scored 15 points in opening night at Charlotte (11-13)...tallied 10 points with nine assists in crucial road victory at Liberty (1-14)...picked up four steals in four different games...second on team in three-pointers made with 44 and in free throw percentage at 75.5 percent (105-of-139)...tied career-high of 23 points during Big South Tourney over High Point (3-2) as he went 6-of-13 from field, 4-of-6 from three-point line and 7-of-10 from charity stripe...also had seven rebunds in that game...5.5 assists per game was second in the Big South, while his total (172) led the league...2.06 steals per game was second in the league...assist-to-turnover of 1.48 was seventh best in the conference...led the BSC in assists (6.0) and steals per game (2.39) in league contests...started 30 of 31 games...averaged 4.5 rebounds per outing and collected at least seven rebounds in 10 different games. 


2008-2009: Started 18 times and led UNC Asheville in assists with 139...his assist total was the most by a Bulldog freshman in 16 years...fifth-leading scorer with a 9.0 average but averaged 10.1 points per game in Big South Conference play...top game came early in the season in nationally-televised broadcast against Liberty (11-18) as he scored career-high 21 points with seven rebounds and seven assists...went 8-for-8 from the free throw line...had double-double in home loss to VMI (12-6) with 14 points and 13 assists...the 13 assists was the second highest in school history during a game...pumped in 18 points in road win at Charleston Southern (1-3)...scored in double figures nine times...tallied 13 points in three different games...pumped in 17 points and knocked down three 3-pointers against Radford (2-14)...had eight assists and eight points in early-season win over Montreat (11-16)...scored 13 points and collected six rebounds during road victory at Gardner-Webb (1-7)...tied for team lead in steals with 49...tied for third on team in three-pointers made with 31.


Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a sensational senior season for Dickson County HS as he averaged 19 points, five assists and three steals per game and led squad to 22-13 overall record...named second team All-State as a senior...earned All-District honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...named MVP of team...played in East-West Tennessee All-Star game...scored 1,600 points during his career...averaged 17 points, four assists and four steals as a junior...helped lead Dickson to three appearances in District championship game...also played football in high school.



Position: Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dickson, Tenn.
High School: Dickson County HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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