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Damion James biography

Date of birth : 1987-10-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hobbs, New Mexico, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-16
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, forward for the New Jersey NEts, NBA Draft

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Damion Marquez Williams James (born October 7, 1987 in Hobbs, New Mexico) is an American professional basketball player for the New Jersey Nets of the NBA.

Drafted by Atlanta in the first round (24th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft and then traded to New Jersey in exchange for Jordan Crawford and Tibor Pleiss.

James was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. His rights were traded to the New Jersey Nets for the rights of the 27th pick Jordan Crawford and the 31st pick Tibor Pleiss in the 2010 NBA draft. The Hawks then sold Pleiss' rights to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On December 9, 2010, James got his first career start against the Dallas Mavericks.

COLLEGE:
Holds Big 12 conference records for rebounds and double-doubles and school career records for games started and rebounds... Earned Third Team AP All-American accolades as a senior in 2009-10... A Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist... Selected All-Big 12 First Team... Named All-Big 12 Second Team as a junior and sophomore.


PERSONAL:
Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team as a sophomore and junior.

Career highlights and awards:
Second-team High School All-American (Parade)
2006 Gatorade Player of the Year (Texas)



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