Big East Hoops
Marquette vs. IPFW on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Milwaukee.
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Providence
#24 Marquette at Louisville
Barro's big night leads Marquette to 73-69 victory over No. 24 UConn.
2008-09 Season Honors: Claimed MU's "Create For Others" Award and Dwyane Wade Legacy of Leadership Award ... ranks second all-time in games played (129) and assists (632), third in points (1,749) and fourth in steals (238) ... Was one of 50 players named to the John R. Wooden Award watch list and earned Preseason BIG EAST Honorable Mention ... One of 17 finalist for Bob Cousy Award ... Named to the Naismith Trophy watch list ... Is one of three players with more than 600 career assists at MU ... Matched a career high with six steals and had five assists in season opener vs. Houston Baptist (11/14) ... Recorded eight points, four rebounds, one block and a steal vs. Chicago State (11/17) ... Posted 16 points and eight assists, both season highs, and had a game-high three steals vs. Milwaukee (11/22) ... Matched a season-high with four rebounds and scored 11 points with three steals vs. Texas Southern (11/25) ... Tallied a season-high 19 points and seven rebounds, in addition to eight assists vs. Dayton (11/29) ... Scored 15 points, dished out five assists and matched a season-high with seven boards vs. Central Michigan (12/2) ... Scored in double figures for the third straight game by chipping in 10 points in a 61-58 win over Wisconsin (12/6) ... One of four MU players scoring in double figures with 10 points and five assists vs. IPFW (12/13) ... Handed out five assists and two of his three field goals were from 3-point range vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... Posted a game-high six assists vs. Western Carolina (12/19) ... Knocked down three 3-pointers in the second half, including the game-winner with 0.4 seconds remaining, to lead MU to a 68-65 win at NC State (12/22); finished with 18 points with six assists, four rebounds and a season-high seven field goals and 4-of-6 shooting beyond the arc ... Four of his six baskets from from 3-point range and he finished with 17 points and six rebounds vs. Villanova (1/1) ... Posted nine points and four assists without a turnover vs. Cincinnati (1/4) ... Was 7-of-13 from the field and finished with 15 points and six assists at Rutgers (1/7) ... Netted a season-high eight field goals in 40 minutes of action and finished with 17 points, seven assists and three steals vs. West Virginia (1/10) ... Recorded a season-high nine assists, all in the first half, and tallied three steals vs. DePaul (1/24) ... Finished with 15 points, five assists and a team- and season-high nine rebounds at Notre Dame (1/26) ... Contributed 15 points, five assists and four steals at DePaul (2/3) ... Recorded 11 points, six rebounds and a game-high three steals at USF (2/6/) ... Handed out a game-high nine assists, matching previous high mark for the season, and added 14 points at Villanova (2/10) ... Finished with 14 points, six assists and three steals vs. St. John's (2/14) ... Posted career highs in steals (7) and blocks (4) to go along with 13 points, eight assists and six rebounds vs. Seton Hall (2/17) ... Had a game-high four steals and played all 40 minutes at Georgetown (2/21) ... Suffered a broken left foot in the opening minutes vs. UConn (2/25) and it was announced he would miss remainder of the season ... Missed the next six games, but a quick recovery allowed James to play 17 minutes vs. Missouri (3/22) in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship ... earned fourth letter.
2007-08 Season Honors: One of 16 finalists for Bob Cousy Award ... All-BIG EAST Second Team ... NABC District 11 First Team ... USBWA All-District V Team ... Rivals.com All-BIG EAST Second Team ... claimed program's Most Assists Award ... Ranked among the league leaders in scoring (22nd, 12.9 ppg.), assists (8th, 4.40 apg.), steals (5th, 1.77 spg.) and assist-to-turnover ratio (6th, 2.05) ... Appeared in all 35 games, earning 34 starting assignments ... One of four MU players to score in double figures with 12 points vs. IUPUI (11/10) and had a team-high four steals ... Became 38th player all-time at MU and first since Steve Novak in 2005-06 to reach 1,000 career points with first basket in second half vs. Utah Valley (11/12) and led MU with 13 points ... Totaled 11 points vs. Chaminade (11/19) ... Scored 18 points, including 12 in the first half, knocked down four 3-pointers and dished out five assists vs. Oklahoma State (11/20) ... Scored 12 points and had a season-high six rebounds vs. Duke (11/21) ... Named to Maui Invitational All-Tournament team ... Scored 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including four steals and five assists vs. UW-Milwaukee (11/30) ... Dished out six assists, scored game-high 20 points and drained 100th 3-pointer of his career vs. Wisconsin (12/8) ... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week for third time in his career (12/10) ... Notched a game-high 17 points while shooting 7-of-13 from the field and distributed six assists vs. IPFW (12/17) ... Dished out eight assists and matched teammate Jerel McNeal with a game high 18 points vs. Coppin St. (12/21) ... Matched a game high with 12 points vs. Savannah State (12/29) ... Scored a game-high 21 points and boasted six assists vs. Providence (1/3) ... Played 35 minutes and scored 10 points vs. West Virginia (1/6) ... Scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Seton Hall (1/8) ... Notched 13 of his 16 points in the second half vs. Notre Dame (1/12) and finished with a game-high seven assists and four steals ... Posted a team-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from field vs. DePaul (1/26) ... Missed first start of career vs. Louisville (2/4) due to illness, but was able to contribute eight points and four rebounds off the bench ... Scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers vs. Notre Dame (2/8) ... Dished out a team season-high and individual career-high with 12 assists vs. Pittsburgh (2/15) without a turnover, including five rebounds ... Contributed 19 points and shot 9-of-9 from the free throw line vs. St. John's (2/20) ... Scored 13 points with six assists vs. Rutgers (2/23) ... Established an MU single-game season high of 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including a career-high five 3-pointers and six steals vs. Villanova (2/25) ... Tallied 15 points vs. Georgetown (3/1) ... Recorded 11 points and three steals vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3/4) ... Scored 11 points and added five rebounds, four steals and a career-high two blocks vs. Seton Hall (3/12) ... Registered 10 points, six rebounds and six assists vs. Notre Dame (3/13) ... Scored 15 points in NCAA tournament win over Kentucky (3/20) ... Dished out 10 assists and nine points vs. Stanford (3/22) ... Concluded the year averaging 12.9 points, 4.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Earned third letter.
2006-07 Season Honors: Named an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American ... Named to BIG EAST All-Conference First Team ... Unanimous Preseason All-BIG EAST ... named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 ... named to Rivals.com Preseason All-America First Team ... named Collegehoops.net Preseason All-American ... named All-American by four ESPN.com experts, including Jay Bilas and Pat Forde ... nominee for Bob Cousy Award ... preseason candidate for Naismith Award ... named to Wooden Award Midseason All-American Team ... named Bob Cousy Award finalist ... Named Naismith Award Finalist ... Named to NABC Division I All-District First Team ... Named to USBWA All-District Team ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 27) ... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 15) ... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 22). Had 13 points and four assists against Hillsdale Coll. (Nov. 10) ... scored 37 points and had eight assists in two games of the Milwaukee Region of the CBE Classic, where he was named MVP ... led team with 17 points against Eastern Mich. (Nov. 18) ... scored 16 points vs Texas Tech (Nov. 20) and 25 points in win over Duke (Nov. 21) en route to a CBE Classic MVP honor and BIG EAST Honor Roll mention ... also was named CollegeInsider.com Player of the Week for his efforts ... had season high seven assists in Duke win, accounting for 16 of MU's 25 field goals ... led team with 22 points, half coming on a career high 11 made free throws vs. Valparaiso (Nov. 27) ... Recorded 19 points, five rebounds and six assists against Northwestern State (Dec. 1) ... was 5-for-7 from the field, scoring 13 points vs. Delaware State (Dec. 5) ... connected for 19 points against Wisconsin (Dec. 9) ... registered a team high 17 points and six assists, along with four steals in win against UMBC (Dec. 16) ... recorded nine assists, scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Oakland (Dec. 21) ... against Savannah St. (Dec. 30), scored 22 points with six assists ... had 12 points and four assists against Providence (Jan. 4) ... scored 17 points at Connecticut (Jan. 10) ... scored a game-high 21 points and tied a career best with five steals against West Virginia (Jan. 13) ... was named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 15) ... tallied 18 points and five assists at Louisville (Jan. 15) ... scored a team-high 23 points with five assists and no turnovers in win over Pittsburgh (Jan. 21) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 22) ... was 5-for-10 from the field, scoring 11 points vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 24) ... had six assists, four steals and 16 points against USF (Jan. 28) ... tallied seven assists without a turnover against Rutgers (Feb. 7) ... recorded 17 points at DePaul (Feb. 14) ... tied a team-high with 18 points and had five assists against Villanova (Feb. 19) ... recorded a season-high nine rebounds to go along with 14 points and eight assists aginst Notre Dame (Feb. 24) ... made a career-high 10 assists against Pittsburgh (Mar. 3) ... had eight assists vs St. John's (Mar. 7) ... scored 16 points against Pittsburgh (Mar. 8) ... scored a team-high 18 points in first round of NCAA Tournament against Michigan State (Mar. 15).
2005-06 Notes: 2005-06 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... Unanimous BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection and was named Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST ... Earned Collegehoops.net First Team All-Rookie honors ... One of three Marquette players to start in every game this season ... Is a six-time BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honoree ... Scored a freshman season scoring record 473 points, topping Doc Rivers mark that stood for 25 seasons ... Was second on the team with 15.3 points per game, 13th in the BIG EAST and the best freshman scorer in the BIG EAST ... Was second on the team with fellow freshman Jerel McNeal in rebounds per game with 4.5 ... Made 43.1 percent of his attempts from the field in the regular season, a number that put him above all freshmen in the BIG EAST and 13th among all BIG EAST players ... Dished 167 assists ranking him third overall in the conference and the top freshman ... Nationally he ranked 29th in the nation in assists, the fourth highest freshman total ... Second on the freshman season assists list with 167 behind Tony Miller (1991-92, 221) ... Scored a team high 16 in career debut in MU's win over Rice (Nov. 18) ... Logged nine assists in win over Owls ... Played 37 minutes, scoring 15 against Winthrop (Nov. 19) to earn All-Tournament at the Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic ... Was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on November 21 following the first week of the season ... was selected to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team after scoring 41 points in three games ... Matched a career high nine assists against South Carolina (Nov. 26) ... went to the free throw line 11 times against Oral Roberts (Nov. 25) converting six of his attempts ... Scored a team high 22 points at Nebraska (Nov. 30) ... Grabbed a season high five steals against South Dakota State (Dec. 3) ... Converted seven of 17 attempts from the field scoring 17 points against Oakland (Dec. 19) ... was one of three Golden Eagles to score in double figures against Delaware State (Dec. 22) recording 10 points ... Led all scorers with 22 points against Lewis (Dec. 28) ... Dished seven assists for the second consecutive game against no. 2 Connecticut (Jan. 3) ... recorded ten games of seven or more assists ... Marquette is 7-3 in those contests ... Scored a team leading 18 points against Cincinnati (Jan. 7) ... Was the only Golden Eagle to be perfect from the charity stripe, converting all four of his attempts against Cincinnati ... Had 14 first half points, the second time in as many games and third time this season that an MU player has had 14 by halftime ... Sunk 10 of his attempts from the floor for another career best at West Virginia (Jan. 14) to score a career best 28 points ... Earned his second BIG EAST Player of the Week honor for the week of Jan. 16 after his career performance at West Virginia ... Topped his previous career high 28 points with a team leading 29 points at DePaul (Jan. 17) ... 17 of his points came in the first half in 16 minutes ... recorded a career high 17 field goal attempts at DePaul ... Earned back-to-back BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors after averaging 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals in a 2-0 week ... Recorded 11 points, a team high six assists, five rebounds and one block and one steal against Notre Dame (Jan. 20) ... stands second on the freshman steals list with 42 ... Had seven or more assists for the 10th time this season against DePaul ... It was the eighth time this year that he combined seven or more assists with 10 or more points ... led Marquette with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals at Pittsburgh (Jan. 28) ... his 16 points (14 in the second half) against St. John's (Feb. 1) ... Earned his fourth BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honor after recording 22 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in his only game this week at Rutgers (Feb. 12) ... Tallied his fifth Rookie of the Week honor on Feb. 20 after scoring 16.0 points per game, and averaging 5.5 assists and two steals in wins over ranked teams .. His 18 points at Notre Dame (Feb. 25) gives him his 13th straight game of 10 or more points, 25th for the season ... Notched his first double double of the season at Louisville (March 1) with 16 points and a team leading 11 boards ... Hit the buzzer beating three-pointer to send the game at Louisville into overtime ... Tied his career high with nine assists against Providence (March 4) ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season on March 6 following his performances at Louisville and against Providence.
High School: Named to the 2005 Indiana Boys All-State first team... 2005 Indiana Basketball News player of the year... Finished runner-up for 2005 Indiana Mr. Basketball... Was the state's leading scorer in 2005 averaging 31.1 points... Also averaged 7.1 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 3.9 steals, each of which ranked him among the top two in Indiana's North Central Conference... Led Richmond to the sectional final and a 18-4 record, the school's best in 12 years... Scored 49 points in a game during his senior season to break the school's 97-year old single game scoring record... Rated No. 31 by Hoopmasters.com following his senior season... Averaged 11.6 points and 4.4 assists as a member of the silver medal winning 2004 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Festival North Team... As a junior he averaged 22.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists.
Personal: Born October 5, 1986...son of Angela James and Greg Wright... has two brothers - Germayne, who played college basketball at Lakeland College in Wisconsin, and Donovan - and two sisters, Alexis and Shantae...has a daughter, Nora ("Nini") ... person he most admires is his grandmother Priscilla Tillie Bowen....majors in public relations ... on track to graduate in the Spring.