The 2014/15 season was James second season as a professional. He finished it at n°85 in the rankings. His best result was a last 16 appearance in the UL Championship, beating Mark King, Andrew Higginson and Ding Junhui en route. His performances in the European tour ensured him another two years professional status.
James didn’t have a great 2015/16 season; he didn’t get past the last 64 in any event and finished the season, ranked 111.