East Texan selected in NBA Draft

NEW YORK, NY (KLTV) - Nacogdoches native Damion James has had a long night.  Watching from East Texas, James was selected with the 24th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks.  Fifteen minutes later, ESPN reported that James was being traded to the New Jersey Nets.

The four year starter at Texas, entered the NBA Draft last year, but withdrew his name from consideration in time to play his senior season at Texas, where he was a third-team All-American.

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