Damion Marquez Williams James (born October 7, 1987 in Hobbs, New Mexico) is a forward for the Texas Longhorns men's college basketball team.
At 6-foot-7, 230-pounds he was considered one of the top prospects in the country coming out of high school. He had initially signed to play college basketball at the University of Oklahoma for head coach Kelvin Sampson. When Sampson took the head coaching position at the Indiana University the administration at OU released James from his letter of intent and he switched his decision to Texas.
James started all 35 games, along with fellow freshmen Kevin Durant and D. J. Augustin, in leading the Longhorns to a 25-10 record. James averaged 25.9 minutes per contest, with 7.6 points and 7.2 rebounds.
Damion James averaged 13.2 points and 10.5 rebounds helping Texas win a share of the Big 12 regular season title. While talking about the Texas Longhorns on Selection Sunday, Dick Vitale said that James may be the most athletic player in all of college basketball. He also shot 43.6% from behind the arc, making him a multi-talented player. That combination of inside-outside scoring makes him a terror to defend.
James, along with A. J. Abrams and...