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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.
Honors and Awards:
2015-16 Season Notes: Named team's Most Improved Player ... Scored 10 points in the season opener against Belmont (Nov. 13) and also posted three steals ... Hit the game-winning free throws with 10.8 seconds remaining to help MU hold off No. 22 LSU, 81-80, in the Legends Classic on Nov. 23, while scoring 16 points ... Poured in 20 points off the bench in 19 minutes against Grambling State (Dec. 2) and added 14 points the following game against Maine (Dec. 5) ... Inserted into the starting lineup on Jan. 20 against DePaul and started the final 13 games of the regular season ... Tied a career-high with 22 points against Stetson (Jan. 27) to begin a stretch of double-digit performances in eight of 10 games ... Averaged 13.4 points over that 10-game span from Jan. 27 to March 1 ... Grabbed nine rebounds to go along with 15 points in a victory at Creighton (Feb. 24) ... Tied Haanif Cheatham for the team lead with 19 points against No. 1 Villanova on National Marquette Day (Feb. 27).
2014-15 Season Notes: Shot 6-of-9 from the field and tallied a game-high 20 points in the season-opener vs. UT Martin (Nov. 14); also added four steals, four rebounds and two blocks ... Had a game-high three stelas at Ohio State (Nov. 18) ... Had a game-high three steals and added seven points and three assists vs. NJIT (Nov. 24) ... Went for a career-high 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting leading MU to a win over Arizona State (Dec. 16) ... Dropped 19 points vs. North Dakota (Dec. 22) ... Hit 6-of-8 shots and scored 13 points vs. Morgan State (Dec. 28) ... Recorded nine points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals in a win against Providence (Jan. 3) ... Grabbed five boards in a loss against St. John's (Jan. 21) ... Posted 10 points with a season best two three-point field goals made against No. 7 Villanova (Feb. 4) ... Scored 14 points and tallied four boards and two steals in a road victory against Seton Hall (Feb. 7) ... Contributed nine points and seven rebounds in a career high 36 minutes against Xavier (Feb. 10) ... Hit 6-of-12 shots from the field, including tying a career high by making three 3-pointers to score 20 points vs. Villanova (Feb. 21).
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, Tennessee ... Son of Frashaundra Williams and Julius Johnson ... Has one brother, Julius, and one sister, Alexis ... Majoring in media studies.
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