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Damion James
Team: Texas LonghornsHeight: 6-7 Born: 10/7/1987
Class-Eligibility: Sr-SrWeight: 225 Birthplace: Nacogdoches, TX


Scouting Report

James' stock rose with a standout senior season after the Texas star had an unimpressive combine workout last year that caused him to withdraw from the draft. His much-improved perimeter play makes him more appealing as a small forward in the pros and dispels some of the doubt over what position he would play in the NBA. He averaged 18.0 points - 4.5 above his career average - along with 10.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 2009-10. The strong and agile player always brought consistent intensity and aggressiveness as part of his game, and a more polished outside game enhances his value. He shot a career-high 50.1 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from 3-point range as a senior. A tough, physical forward, James boasts an NBA body and brings explosive leaping ability and athleticism. That, along with his high-energy style of play, make him an outstanding offensive rebounder, as he grabbed more than 100 offensive boards each of his last three seasons. He needs to improve his free-throw shooting after averaging 64.0 percent from the line in college, and his ballhandling also needs work. James has likely made himself a middle or late first-round pick by lifting his all-around game, but he'll have to continue to do so as some teams will still view him as an undersized power forward that will be a "tweener" in the pros. Still, his work ethic and versatility, along with him proving that he has a higher ceiling than once thought, should leave a positive impression on potential employers. His relentless style may allow him to contribute immediately, and he brings too many skills to go unselected for long. With some strong workouts, James might even make himself a lottery pick on draft night.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2006-07 Tex 35 35 25.9 7.6 7.2 0.9 0.6 1.2 1.5 2.9 .493 .091 .595
2007-08 Tex 38 36 31.2 13.2 10.3 1.3 0.7 1.3 1.6 2.6 .461 .413 .570
2008-09 Tex 35 35 29.5 15.4 9.2 1.3 1.0 0.9 2.3 2.7 .468 .326 .684
2009-10 Tex 34 34 30.3 18.0 10.3 1.0 1.7 1.2 2.0 2.9 .501 .383 .674
Career 142 140 29.3 13.5 9.3 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.8 2.8 .479 .364 .640

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2006-07 Tex 35 35 908 99 201 1 11 66 111 89 253 32 20 42 52 100 265
2007-08 Tex 38 36 1185 193 419 38 92 77 135 119 393 51 26 51 59 97 501
2008-09 Tex 35 35 1034 203 434 28 86 106 155 103 322 47 34 30 79 94 540
2009-10 Tex 34 34 1029 210 419 36 94 155 230 107 350 33 57 40 69 100 611
Career 142 140 4156 705 1473 103 283 404 631 418 1318 163 137 163 259 391 1917

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/15 UC-Irv W 89-42 22 7 9 2 2 5 6 4 15 2 0 1 2 0 21
11/18 WCU W 73-41 29 4 9 2 3 8 10 2 7 2 1 1 3 2 18
11/23 Iowa W 85-60 29 4 8 1 4 1 2 2 12 0 1 3 3 1 10
11/24 Pitt W 78-62 33 8 13 2 4 2 4 1 9 0 2 1 3 2 20
11/29 @Rice W 77-59 26 2 9 0 2 4 6 2 8 1 0 0 0 4 8
12/3 USC W 69-50 32 6 14 0 2 7 10 3 9 1 1 1 1 2 19
12/7 LgBch W 107-74 19 5 8 1 2 3 3 1 6 0 3 0 2 3 14
12/12 TxSt W 87-54 23 8 10 0 1 5 10 3 16 2 3 0 3 3 21
12/15 Tex-PA W 104-42 20 3 7 2 2 0 0 3 9 1 1 0 1 2 8
12/19 UNC W 103-90 34 8 22 0 5 9 14 5 15 1 4 1 1 2 25
12/22 MSU W 79-68 38 10 18 0 2 3 7 4 13 2 1 1 2 2 23
12/29 G-Webb W 95-63 23 3 11 0 1 8 8 3 13 0 5 1 2 1 14
1/2 TA&MCC W 76-70 32 4 13 1 3 4 6 9 10 0 1 3 1 3 13
1/5 @Ark W 96-85 17 6 8 0 1 8 10 0 9 1 0 0 0 4 20
1/9 Colo W 103-86 28 9 16 1 1 1 5 6 14 0 0 0 2 5 20
1/13 @IaSt W 90-83 30 7 17 2 4 7 7 4 14 1 2 2 5 3 23
1/16 TexA&M W 72-67 40 10 19 2 4 4 6 5 12 0 1 3 3 1 26
1/18 @KanSt L 62-71 35 3 12 1 3 2 2 0 7 0 3 3 4 3 9
1/23 @UConn L 74-88 28 9 11 3 4 2 2 3 7 0 3 0 4 4 23
1/27 TxTch W 95-83 37 12 20 0 1 4 8 4 13 0 1 0 2 4 28
1/30 Baylor L 77-80 39 6 17 0 1 8 14 8 19 2 4 0 4 5 20
2/1 @OkSt W 72-60 35 6 10 0 1 2 2 0 6 1 2 1 1 1 14
2/6 @Okla L 71-80 28 4 9 0 1 4 13 3 9 0 0 3 1 5 12
2/8 Kansas L 68-80 35 8 13 4 4 4 6 5 10 1 0 5 3 4 24
2/13 Neb W 91-51 23 4 7 0 1 5 7 1 9 5 1 0 4 2 13
2/17 @Missou L 77-82 30 7 14 2 3 2 4 4 11 0 2 0 1 4 18
2/20 @TxTch W 71-67 24 5 8 2 5 0 3 3 10 2 3 0 1 3 12
2/24 OkSt W 69-59 31 6 9 1 3 6 8 4 7 1 2 1 3 3 19
2/27 @TexA&M L 58-74 33 4 10 1 2 3 4 0 1 2 1 3 1 5 12
3/1 Okla W 87-76 38 8 14 0 2 8 12 2 8 1 1 0 1 0 24
3/6 @Baylor L 77-92 31 6 10 0 2 6 7 2 8 0 0 2 3 4 18
3/10 IaSt W 82-75 38 9 20 3 8 7 8 5 16 1 3 2 1 3 28
3/11 @Baylor L 67-86 34 5 10 2 3 6 8 5 12 1 2 1 1 5 18
3/18 Wake L 80-81 35 4 14 1 7 7 8 1 6 2 3 1 0 5 16
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