Versatile wing moved into a starting role following Jeremiah Jones' season-ending injury last season ... has played in 58 career games ... started the last 22 games of 2015-16.
As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Was one of four who played in all 34 games ... closed the season with 22 consecutive starts ... averaged 9.1 points and 5.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game ... shot .474 from the field ... led the team with 34 steals ... scored in double digits 16 times after posting four double-digit games as a freshman ... posted a career-high 21 points and four steals vs. Pitt in early December ... came off the bench in DU's first 12 games before making his first career start on Dec. 29 at Georgia Tech ... responded by posting his first career double-double (11-11) against the Yellowjackets ... added double-doubles at Davidson (11-12) and vs. La Salle (11-15) ... the 15 boards vs. the Explorers were a career high ... tied Darius Lewis and L.G. Gill for most double-digit rebound games with four ... either led or tied for the team lead in rebounding eight times ... averaged 9.6 points & 6.8 rebounds and scored in double-digits nine times in conference play ... doubled his scoring and rebounding averages from his freshman to sophomore season (4.6 to 9.1 ppg. and 2.4 to 5.2 rpg.) ... also improved his shooting from .407 to .474 ... reached double digits in six of DU's final 10 games.
As a Freshman (2014-15)
Played in 24 games, all off the bench ... averaged 4.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game ... scored in double digits four times, all of which came in the Dukes' first seven games ... scored a season-high 17 points in a season-best 26 minutes at Robert Morris ... had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting along with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals in the season-opening win over Bluefield State ... scored 12 (5-of-8 from the line) at Abilene Christian ... added 11 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Howard ... saw action in 13 of 18 Atlantic 10 games ... hit three 3-pointers in five attempts (nine points) and added six rebounds at Dayton ... played in the first 19 games, before seeing action in five of the last 12.
Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio (head coach Donovan Barrett) ... averaged 18.3 points and 5.2 rebounds per game as a senior for 19-6 Westerville Central ... helped the Warhawks to their first Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division title in six years with a 13-1 record ... scored 30 points - including 22 in the second half - and added five rebounds and four steals in a 79-69 win over Delaware Hayes in the District playoff semifinal ... followed that with a game-high 24 points in season-ending loss to top-seeded Northland in the District championship game ... honorable mention Associated Press Division I All-Ohio ... named Third Team All-Metro by the Columbus Dispatch ... also named All-Ohio Capital Conference Cardinal Division Player of the Year ... earned All-OCC Cardinal First Team mention ... played for the Ohio Capital Conference in the District 10 All-Star Game in April of 2014 ... finished with 17 points, six rebounds and a number of highlight reel dunks ... averaged 16.8 ppg. in earning first team All-OCC and third team all-district as a junior.
Named a 3-star recruit by Scout.com ... was cited as the No. 3 small forward in Ohio by Triple Double Prospects ... received offers from a number of Mid-American Conference schools including Ohio, Toledo, Kent State and Western Michigan ... played AAU ball for All-Ohio Red ... has posted a 41-inch vertical jump ... full name is Eric Michael James ... marketing major ... date of birth: 6/2/96.
High Games Entering 2016-17
Points - 21 vs. Pitt (So.)
Rebounds - 15 vs. La Salle (So.)
Assists - 5 vs. St. Bonaventure (So.)
Steals - 4 vs. Pitt (So.)
Blocks - 2 vs. vs. Robert Morris & vs. La Salle (So.)
3-Pointers - 3 at Dayton (Fr.) & vs. Pitt (So.)
Minutes - 40 vs. Massachusetts (So.)
Double-Digit Scoring Games - 20 (4 Fr./16 So.)
20-Point Games - 1 (1 So.)
10-Rebound Games - 4 (4 So.)
Double-Doubles - 3 (3 So.)
5 or More 3-Pointers - 0