High School: Four-year letterwinner at Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Va. ... 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Atlantic Region Honorable Mention selection ... Listed among Perfect Game's top 500 prospects in the 2018 recruiting class as well as the No. 370 right-handed pitcher ... Also rated PG's No. 23 overall prospect and No. 9 RHP in the state of Virginia ... Earned first team all-conference honors after posting an unblemished 10-0 record as a junior ... Allowed six runs over 55.0 innings in 2017, striking out 55 against 10 walks for a 0.76 ERA ...2017 Underclass High Honorable Mention honoree ... 2016 Underclass Honorable Mention selection ... Also competed for the Hickory swim team, earning first team all-conference honors as part of the school-record-setting 400 medley relay ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born James Kali'i Loper on September 8, 1999 in Honolulu, Hawaii ... The son of Jim and Mary Beth Loper ... Has one older sister (Maddie) and one younger brother (Bobby) ... Sister was a member of the Notre Dame rowing team from 2011-15.