Texas sophomore frontman, Damion James, was named as the Big 12 player of the week. In two games, James averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds. James had, arguably, his best game as a Longhorn as he scored 19 points and 10 boards in the Longhorn win against UCLA. James also slammed home the game winning basket, as Texas upset the #2 Bruins.
James seems to be benefiting from the departure of Kevin Durant, as he seems to have found his place in the offense and is more comfortable with the ball. Against UCLA, James consistently hit his mid-range jumpers, which will be a huge key to the success of the Texas offense. James came to Texas with huge expectations, and now starting to live up to the hype so far this year.