James chose the Vols over Clemson and Duke.
“Yes, I’m committing to the University of Tennessee,” he wrote in MoultrieNews.com.
James said he’s remaining loyal to the coach who offered him a scholarship when he was 13.“Loyalty is something that goes deep with me. Relationships are everything,” he wrote. “When we got to Tennessee for my official visit, the whole coaching staff and all the players were waiting to meet me and my family. We played pickup with some of the team one morning while the coaches were still at breakfast. Lamonte Turner was guarding me and I remember I got by him one time but I got fouled on the layup. He pulled me aside and showed me a little trick to get more space at the rim. He didn’t have to do that. Little things like that matter to me, man.
James is a physical guard who likes to get to the hoop. He also is noted for excelling in transition as he displays great court vision. His length is another attribute that stands out away from other guards. His length helps on the defensive end as he plays great on ball defense.James plans to bring a diverse skill set. “Whatever they need me to do, I’m a versatile player,” he told ZAGSBLOG in June when he won a gold medal with the USA U18 team. “I can handle the ball, I can shoot the ball, I can play defense. I can guard 1 through 4 at the college level and that’s definitely what I’m working on day in and day out, but I’ll defiintely do whatever they need me to do.”