The Baylor men's basketball squad secured their first verbal commitment for the 2014 class today, getting the pledge of Damiyne Durham, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Oakwood, TX. Durham is a big-time scoring threat, averaging over 27 points per game last year for Oakwood High School, where he is a two sport star.
Durham led the Panthers to the Class A Division II Championship game where they lost to Douglass High School. Durham averaged 27.6 points per game and also chipped in 8.5 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 2.4 assists. He is a high volume scorer, with good range. Damiyne also went All-State in Six-Man Football for the Panthers.
In an article with AUTigers.com, Durham described himself as a shooter. "Shooting is something that comes natural to me," said Durham.
With reported offers from Memphis, Marquette, Texas, Texas A&M, DePaul and Kansas State, Durham is a late riser going into his senior season. Durham came to Baylor on a visit this weekend and left with an offer and a commitment to the Big 12 school. Durham is the most highly regarded East Texas basketball player since former Texas Longhorn Damion James.For more coverage on Baylor Bear basketball recruiting and Damiyne Durham, join us inside BearsIllustrated.com.