Nearly 40 student-athletes join class of 2012
16 awards distributed Wednesday night
Senior guard second player honored in 2011-12
Golden Eagles finish season 27-8 overall
Courtesy of the Associated Press
Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Florida in the 2012 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Men's Basketball vs. Murray State (NCAA THIRD ROUND)
NCAA Tournament Round of 32, Marquette vs. Murray State :: March 17, 2012 (AP Photos)
AP photos from today's tournament game
Marquette shootaround in Louisville, Ky. Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
2011-12 Season Notes:All-BIG EAST First Team selection along with MU teammate Jae Crowder ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America ... Named to The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 watch list and the Naismith Men's Basketball Player of the Year Award "Midseason 30" list ... NABC District 5 First Team selection ... Nearing the program's top-10 all-time scorers with 1,635 career points ... Named to the the Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team as well as the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-50 List and the Naismith Preseason Watch List ... Scored a game-high 16 points in season-opening win over Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 11) on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, including a pair of the 3-pointers ... Handed out six assists and scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 14) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 21) ... Collected Paradise Jam Most Valuable Player honors after scoring 20 points in three consecutive games to lead MU to the tournament championship ... Scored 19 points and was 7-of-12 shooting from the field, including three 3-pointers, to go along with five rebounds and four assists vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 28) ... Scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the second half and pulled down five rebounds in win at Wisconsin (Dec. 3) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second time this season on Dec. 5 ... Scored a game-high 23 points and was 9-of-11 from the foul line to go along with four assists vs. Washington (Dec. 6) ... Tallied 10 points, three assists, one block and a steal in win over Green Bay (Dec. 10) ... Did not play vs. Northern Colorado (Dec. 17) due to violation of team rules ... Contributed 16 points, which included four 3-pointers, and a pair of steals at LSU (Dec. 19) ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds to go along with 12 points vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 22) ... Finished with 12 points and three assits vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 29) ... Scored 18 of his game-high 24 points vs. Villanova (Jan. 1) in the first half and knocked down a season-high four 3-pointers ... Connected on four 3-pointers, matching a season high, on a career-high 11 attempts from beyond the arc and led MU in scoring with 18 points at Georgetown (Jan. 4) ... Was 7-of-9 from the foul line and scored a game-high 19 points at Syracuse (Jan. 7) ... Chipped in 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting vs. St. John's (Jan. 11) ... Scored a team-high 18 points and had three steals vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 14) ... Led MU in scoring with 19 points, including seven field goals, vs. Louisville (Jan. 16) ... Was a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and finished with 18 points at Providence (Jan. 21) ... Scored a team-high 17 points vs. USF (Jan. 24) while collecting six rebounds and two steals ... Poured in a season-high 26 points at Villanova (Jan. 28) in addition to six rebounds, two steals and a game-high five assists ... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Jan. 29) ... Dished out a career-high seven assists vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 31) while pitching in 14 points, including three 3-pointers ... Led MU with 12 points and two steals at Notre Dame (Feb. 4) ... Paced MU with a game-high 23 points at DePaul (Feb. 6) ... Matched a career high with 10 made field goals en route to a game-high 23 points and added five assists vs. Cincinnati (Feb. 11) ... Tallied 16 first-half points, including four 3-pointers, and finished with 24 points at Connecticut (Feb. 18) ... Scored 19 of his 21 points in the first half against Rutgers (Feb. 22) ... Knocked down four 3-pointers for the fourth time this season and led MU with 18 points at Cincinnati (Feb. 29) ... Scored 17 points in win over Georgetown (Mar. 3) ... Had a game-high 23 points vs. Louisville (Mar. 8), including 16 points in the first half ... Knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 20 points while chipping in five rebounds and five assists vs. BYU (Mar. 15) ... Matched teammate Jae Crowder with a game-high 17 points in come-from-behind win over Murray State (Mar. 17) ...Scored 14 points on 5-of-15 shooting from the field and grabbed four rebounds vs. Florida (Mar. 22).
2010-11 Season Notes:Named Second Team All-BIG EAST and NABC All-District 5 Second Team ... Scored 13 points in the season-opening win over Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12) ... Added eight points and two rebounds in win against Bucknell (Nov. 14) ... Made his first start of the season vs. Green Bay (Nov. 17), finishing with 11 points and five rebounds ... Scored 14 points and was 8-of-8 at the free throw line vs. South Dakota (Nov. 20) ... Grabbed six rebounds and chipped in 13 points vs. Duke (Nov. 22) ... Tallied 13 points vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 23) and sank two of MU's six 3-pointers ... Poured in a career-high 29 points vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 27) ... Scored 22 points and was 5-of-5 from the perimeter in the first half against the Panthers, finishing 10-of-14 from the field ... Finished with 14 points, five rebounds and three assists vs. Longwood (Dec. 4) ... Tallied 12 points vs. Texas A&M-CC (Dec. 7) ... Matched Vander Blue with a team-high 16 points vs. Centenary (Dec. 18), including 14 points in the second half, and finished 7-of-13 from the field ... Dished out a career-high six assists and tied a career-high with five 3-pointers while scoring 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting vs. Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 21) ... Had a team-high five assists and chipped in 14 points vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 29) ... Scored 21 points and added a pair of steals in win over West Virginia (Jan. 1) ... Matched career highs in points (29) and 3-point field goals (5) vs. Rutgers (Jan. 5), shooting 9-of-14 from the field and 5-of-8 from behind the 3-point line ... Scored a game-high 20 points vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 8) and led the team with five assists ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll (Jan. 10) ... Scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and handed out a game-high five assists in win over Notre Dame (Jan. 10) ... Was 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, finishing with 16 points and his seven rebounds matched a career-high vs. Louisville (Jan. 15) ... Matched Jimmy Butler with a team-high 20 points vs. DePaul (Jan. 18), including a game-high four 3-pointers ... Led team in scoring for the third straight game with 25 points vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 22), including a career-high 11 free throws on a career-high 13 attempts from the foul line ... Shot 7-for-12, including a team-high three 3-pointers, and finished with 18 points vs. Connecticut (Jan. 25) ... Connected on all seven of his foul shots and finished with 17 points vs. Syracuse (Jan. 29) ... Scored 15 points and added a pair of steals vs. Villanova (Feb. 2) ... Led MU with 20 points vs. Georgetown (Feb. 13) ... Added 16 points vs. St. John's (Feb. 15) ... One of five players to score in double figures with 13 points vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 19) ... Scored nine of his team-high 17 points in overtime at Connecticut (Feb. 24) and had a career-high four steals ... Shot 7-of-10 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and led MU in scoring with 17 points vs. Providence (Feb. 27) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 28) ... Scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 2) ... Attempted a career-high nine 3-pointers at Seton Hall (Mar. 5) and finished with 13 points ... Recorded a game-high 23 points vs. Providence (Mar. 8) in opening round of BIG EAST Championship ... Chipped in 11 points in second-round win over West Virginia (Mar. 9) ... Dropped 13 points in BIG EAST quarterfinal loss to Louisville (Mar. 10) ... Averaged 15.7 ppg in three conference tournament games ... Went 4-of-6 from beyond the arc vs. Xavier (Mar. 18) and led all scorers with 19 points, including 13 in the second half; also became 43rd player in history of MU basketball to eclipse the 1,000-point mark with a layup with 2:42 remaining in the second half ... Knocked down a 3-pointer with 26 seconds remaining on the game clock to help seal a 66-62 upset over Syracuse (Mar. 20) in the NCAA Third Round en route to a team-high 17 points; also dished out a team-best four assists and had three steals in the win over the Orange.
2009-10 Season Notes: Claimed team's Defensive Player of the Year Award ... Finished among the league leaders in 3-point field goal percentage (2nd, .474) and 3-point field goals made per game (7th, 2.15) ... Scored 10 points in his Marquette debut vs. Centenary (11/3); shot 3-of-6 from the floor against the Gents, including a pair of 3-pointers ... Shot 3-of-4 from beyond the arc and 4-of-4 from the foul line, scoring 13 points in 16 minutes of action vs. Grambling State (11/21) ... Earned his first career start vs. South Dakota (11/24) and notched 18 points and a career-high five assists ... Had a career-high three steals, knocked down three first-half 3-pointers and finished with 17 points vs. Florida State (11/29) ... Connected on three 3-pointers in the first half vs. N.C. State (12/5) and finished with 11 points and five rebounds ... Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including three 3-pointers, to go along with four rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals vs. Milwaukee (12/8) ... Tallied three 3-pointers in the first half vs. Wisconsin (12/12) and finished with 13 points ... Added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor, including a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc, and handed out four assists in win over Presbyterian (12/27) ... Went 3-of-4 from 3-point range, collected his first career block and had 14 of the team's 19 points off the bench vs. West Virginia (12/29) ... Had a team-high four assists and matched a career-high with three steals in win over Georgetown (1/6) ... Knocked down three 3-pointers and scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half vs. Villanova (1/9) ... Scored 20 of his career-high 22 points in the first half and finished with a career best four 3-pointers vs. Providence (1/17) ... Dished out a game-high five assists, matching an individual career-high, vs. DePaul (1/20) ...Led MU in scoring with 17 points at Syracuse (1/23) ... Matched Jimmy Butler with a team-high 16 points vs. Rutgers (1/26) ... Scored 15 points in come-from-behind win vs. Connecticut (1/30), including three straight free throws to tie the game with 41 seconds left ... Shot 7-of-11 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and finished with a game-high 21 points vs. DePaul (2/3) ... Collected a single-game season-high with two blocks vs. Providence (2/6) ... Finished with a career-best six rebounds and scored 13 points vs. Pittsburgh (2/18) ... Matched Jimmy Butler with a team-high 20 points vs. Cincinnati (2/21) ... Played a career-high 41 minutes at Seton Hall (2/28) and shot 7-of-12 from the field while netting 13 of his 16 points in the second half ... Poured in 22 points and grabbed a career-high seven boards to lead MU over Louisville (3/2); shot 8-of-12 from the field against the Cardinals, including 4-of-6 from distance ... Registered 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals vs. Notre Dame (3/6) ... Led MU on 5-of-7 shooting from distance and tallied a career-high 24 points with five assists vs. Villanova (3/11) ... Was 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 from the charity stripe in tallying 19 points vs. Washington (3/18) while matching a career-high with five assists ... Concluded the year averaging 13.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game ... Earned first letter.
Junior College: First Team NJCAA All-America selection as a freshman at Hutchinson Community College ... also named Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year and was a first team all-conference and all-region honoree ... averaged 21.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game ... scoring average ranked 14th in the nation ... netted 20-or-more points on 22 occasions in 2008-09 and collected 30-or-more point three times ... finished with a school-record 46 points against Coffeyville CC ... NJCAA National Player of the Week selection ... set freshman records at Hutchinson in both free throws made (191) and attempted (248) ... scoring average is second-best effort in Blue Dragon history ... finished in the top-10 in eight different categories.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Wakefield High School in Raleigh, N.C. ... member of state championship squad in 2006 ... netted 16 points in the title game and was tabbed the matchup's most valuable player ... Wolverines finished 27-4 that season ... named News & Observer Player of the Year ... voted conference's most valuable player as a senior ... averaged 25.1 points per game that season ... team finished 19-11 and advanced to the state tournament regionals ... scored school-record 49 points in a win over Wake Forest-Roseville High School ... named second team all-state by NC Preps.com ... spent 2007-08 campaign at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. ... averaged 14.7 points, 5.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game, helping the team to an overall record of 36-2.
Personal: Born September 28, 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina ... son of Carolyn Johnson-Odom and Lonnie Odom ... majoring in Communication Studies.
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