J.R. Giddens
Full Name: Justin Ray Giddens
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 215
Birthdate: February 13, 1985
High School: John Marshall HS
College: New Mexico
 

Kansas
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 33 29 141 297 .475 18 27 .667 74 182 .407 119 28 24 20 374 11.3
2004-05 30 27 111 275 .404 17 25 .680 63 187 .337 114 41 25 22 302 10.1
Totals 63 56 252 572 .441 35 52 .673 137 369 .371 233 69 49 42 676 10.7
New Mexico
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 26 22 156 354 .441 59 100 .590 41 136 .301 169 60 22 13 412 15.8
2007-08 33 33 210 407 .516 92 157 .586 25 75 .333 290 103 47 39 537 16.3
Totals 59 55 366 761 .481 151 257 .585 66 211 .313 459 163 69 52 949 16.1

College Highlights: Shared Mountain West Conference Co-Player of the Year honors as a senior. Also earned First Team All-Conference honors. Earned Honorable Mention All-MWC honors as a junior. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a freshman. Finished collegiate career at New Mexico after playing first two seasons at Kansas. Sat out the 2005-06 season at New Mexico under NCAA transfer rules.

Senior (2007-08): Ranked fourth in the MWC in scoring (16.3 ppg) and led the league in rebounding (8.8 rpg). Also ranked in the top 10 in field goal percentage (.516, fourth), assists (3.1 apg, 10th), steals (1.4 spg, eighth) and blocks (1.2 bpg, third). Led the conference in scoring and rebounding in conference games only. Named MWC Player of the Week a record five times. Posted 11 double-doubles. Scored 20 or more points eight times, topping the 30-point mark twice. Exploded for a career-high 36 points and added 11 rebounds and a career-high six steals vs. Wyoming. Registered 30 points vs. BYU. Tallied 20 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and a career-high seven assists at UTEP. Posted 28 points and 17 rebounds vs. Utah in the first round of the MWC Tournament. Notched 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists at California in the first round of the postseason NIT.

Junior (2006-07): Led the team in scoring (15.8 ppg) and ranked second in rebounding (6.5 rpg). Scored 20 or more points seven times. Posted three double-doubles. Registered season-high 28 points vs. UNLV. Tallied 26 points and nine rebounds vs. Pepperdine in the finals of the Comcast Lobo Invitational on his way to tournament MVP honors. Recorded a 26-point, season-high 13-rebound double-double vs. Utah. Scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Kansas State. Tallied 19 points, eight rebounds and five assists vs. New Mexico State.

Sophomore (2004-05): At Kansas, averaged 10.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Scored in double figures 18 times. Posted season-high 18 points vs. Kansas State. Sank four threes in scoring 16 points in games vs. Louisiana-Lafayette and Georgia Tech. Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds on three occasions. Tallied 14 points and six rebounds at Baylor. Registered 14 points vs. Kansas State in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament.

Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 11.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. Ranked sixth in the Big 12 in three-point field goal percentage (.407). Scored in double figures 21 times. Posted a season-high 24 points, hitting 7-for-12 from three-point range vs. Iowa State. Registered 18 points vs. Oregon. Tallied 17 points vs. Illinois-Chicago in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Recorded 18 points vs. UAB in the Sweet Sixteen. Scored 15 points vs. Georgia Tech in the Regional Finals.

Strengths: A versatile scorer who has developed into a more well-rounded player as his career has progressed. Good length and outstanding leaping ability make him an effective rebounder from the guard position.

Personal: Majored in university studies. Has two sisters.



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