Tag:Damion James
Posted on: January 20, 2010 3:08 pm

Media panel has Wall way ahead in POY race

Michael Rothstein of AnnArbor.com polled 45 college basketball writers to get a glimpse of how the Player of the Year race is unfolding. It's no surprise that John Wall got 32 of the 45 first-place votes, just a surprise that three voters didn't list Wall among their top three.

I like to call those people stupid.

Seriously, how could Wall not be in somebody's top three?

Anyway, click this link to check the results.

My ballot (as of this minute) is ...

1. John Wall (Kentucky)
2. Evan Turner (Ohio State)
3. Damion James (Texas)
Posted on: June 13, 2009 1:15 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2009 1:17 pm

James withdraws from draft; Holiday staying in

Two of the bigger names in college basketball have finalized their decisions about the NBA Draft.

Texas junior Damion James has decided to withdraw from the NBA Draft, a source close to the Big 12 program told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Meantime, UCLA freshman Jrue Holiday told Brian Dohn of the Los Angeles Daily News that he will sign with an agent and effectively end his college career after one season.

James' return should make Texas a preseason top 10 team.

The 6-foot-7 forward was not expected to go in the first round of the NBA Draft.

Holiday, on the other hand, is a sure-bet lottery pick despite an underwhelming season.

The deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from the 2009 NBA Draft is Monday at 5 p.m. ET.
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