The 6-foot-9, 195-pound athletic rim protector has immense potential and high accolades for just a sophomore. But for Durham, he knows he has to put the hard work in to reach that peak.
"Freshman year went pretty well," Durham said. "I had a lot of help from the seniors. For the upcoming season, I've been improving my ball handling, my go-to moves, and also my confidence and shot."
On Saturday night, South Florida opened up regular season play against Tennessee Tech and came out on top with their 32nd opening season win in program history. Durham made the short trip over to the Bulls' campus to take in the atmosphere brewing inside the Sun Dome.
"I came up to watch the game and to catch up with my good friend, Josh Heath," Durham said. "I got my offer from USF in the beginning of my freshman year. They always show interest and they've watched a few of my games here and there. It was fun."
Offering the big man at only 14 years old as an up-and-coming freshman, coach Stan Heath and his staff knew the limitless potential Durham possessed as a big man.
"The coaches said I'd be a great fit for them and I have a chance to be really good one day."
It's very early in the recruiting process for the Tampa native. Right now, academics are the biggest priority in the Durham household and he currently has no schools standing out.
"No, Not really (leaders), Durham said. "I mainly focus on high school right now and getting good grades."