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Texas’ James Scores 29 In Puerto Rico Playoffs

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Former Texas star and NBA player Damion James poured in 29 points to lead Santurce to a 78-83 OT win over Guayama in Game 6 of the Puerto Rico BSN league playoff quarterfinals.


The 6-7 forward also grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 2 assists in the victory.


Former Florida standout Michael Rosario added 14 points and 3 assists for Santurce.


With the win, Santurce captured the series 4-2 and moves on to the semifinals, where they will face an Arecibo team led by former Knick, Nugget and South Carolina star Renaldo Balkman.


But the star of this game was James who shot a blistering 50 percent from the field, had 2 blocks, and made 2 threes while shooting 67 percent (2-of-3) from behind the arc.


On the season, James leads the BSN league in rebounding and is third in scoring, averaging 18.8 points and 10.7 boards a game.


A star at Texas, the 6-7 James averaged 18 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior while being named an AP Third-team All-American.


As a freshman, he was a Longhorn teammate with current NBA superstar Kevin Durant.


A 2010 first round draft pick (24th overall) by the Hawks, James averaged 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in parts of four NBA seasons with the Nets and Spurs.


He has also played overseas in France, and with the NBA D-League’s Texas Legends.



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