Golden Eagles open BIG EAST play Tuesday at Creighton
Chris Otule leads Golden Eagles with 14 points, four blocks
Jamil Wilson leads all scorers with a career-high 24 points
Davante Gardner, Jake Thomas led Golden Eagles' second-half charge
Over 4,000 fans packed Al McGuire Center Friday for annual event
Marquette men's basketball newcomer JaJuan Johnson, a native of Memphis, Tenn. and a consensus top-100 recruit, rounds out the GoMarquette.com newcomer feature series.
2013-14 Season Notes: Earned his first collegiate start vs. Providence (Jan. 30) along with fellow freshman Deonte Burton (Jan. 30) ... Tallied 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field including a pair of 3-pointers vs. Samford (Dec. 28), leading the team in scoring for the first time in his career; also dished out three assists and added a steal against the Bulldogs ... Finished with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line vs. Ball State (Dec. 17) while tallying career highs in rebounds (5) and steals (3) ... Shot 5-of-7 from the field and was one of five MU players to score in double figures with 10 points vs. IUPUI (Dec. 14) ... Was 6-of-8 from the floor, including a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, at Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 28) and his season-high 18 points were the most by an MU freshman this season; also added three assists, one block and a steal in a season-high 27 minutes of action ... Shot 4-of-8 from the field and scored nine points while adding three assists and three rebounds vs. Arizona State (Nov. 25) ... Finished with 12 points on four field goals (including his first collegiate 3-pointer) and 3-of-3 shooting from the foul line vs. Grambling State (Nov. 12) ... Made his MU debut in season opener playing 14 minutes vs. Southern (Nov. 8).
High School: Consensus top-100 nationally ranked recruit ... Ranked 27th by ESPN.com, 32nd by Scout.com, 35th by Rivals.com and 42nd overall by CBSSports.com ... Led Southwind High School in Memphis, Tenn., to state championship as a senior under head coach Paul Edwards ... Squad posted an overall record of 34-6 ... Named most valuable player in the title matchup, finishing with 23 points ... Tabbed all-state by the TWSA ... Concluded his senior season averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while shooting 50.9 percent from the field overall ... Averaged 22.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game as a junior .. Was the most valuable player in the district for the regular season and tournament and finished second in the state's Mr. Basketball voting ... Competed on the AAU circuit with Bluff City Legends ... Nephew of Atlanta Hawks guard Louis Williams.
Personal: Born March 18, 1994 in Memphis, Tenn ... Son of Frashaundra Williams and Julius Johnson ... Has one brother, Julius, and one sister, Alexis ... Majoring in advertising.