Darius Johnson-Odom Biography
Source: Marquette University athletic website
June 25, 2012
Born September 28, 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina ... son of Carolyn Johnson-Odom and Lonnie Odom ... majoring in Communication Studies ... 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).
Before Marquette University (Hutchinson Community 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.