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Marques

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Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 205
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Ind.
High School: Snider HS/NC State

Bio

AT GEORGIA STATE:

Graduated from Georgia State with a degree in sociology in August of 2010, before beginning work on his masters during his senior season . . . Finished his collegiate career playing in 88 games, starting 49, averaging 3.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

He enrolled at Georgia State in the fall of 2008 after transferring from NC State . . . Sat out the 2008-09 season in accordance with NCAA rules.

2010-11:

As Georgia State's lone returning starter, put together his most impressive season, starting in 23 of 31 games, averaging 5.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game . . . Earned CAA All-Academic honorable mention honors and was a nominee for the Dean Ehlers Leadership Award and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award . . . Named one of two team captains before the start of the season.

Set a career high with 12 points three times during the season, against Utah Valley (11/10), VCU (1/3) and James Madison (1/13) . . . Played a career-high 37 minutes in the Panthers overtime loss to Samford (11/27) . . . In the Panthers upset win over VCU (1/3), went a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, coming off the bench to score 12 points and pull down five rebounds . . . Scored a then career-high 10 points and dished out seven assists in the Panthers home-opener victory over Troy (11/19) . . . Tied a career-high with seven assists in the Panthers CAA first round victory over UNCW (3/4), scoring four points and pulling down three rebounds.

2009-10:

Spent much of the season as Georgia State's starting point guard . . . Moved into the starting lineup vs. James Madison (12/5) and from there, started 20 of the final 24 games . . . Averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 assists per game . . . Improved his scoring average to 3.2 ppg for CAA games.

Scored a career-high nine points at Northeastern (2/10) . . . Grabbed a career-high six steals at VCU (1/30), along with four points, four rebounds and three assists . . . Handed out a career-best seven assists in win over Georgia Southern (12/22). Had six assists, his high in a CAA game, at Old Dominion (1/28).
 
Hit a foul-line jumper with 57 seconds left, his only points of the game, that put GSU ahead for good in a 66-65 win over Eastern Michigan (12/19) . . . Made his first start in win at James Madison (12/5), when he played 37 minutes and contributed four points, three assists and three steals . . . Contributed three points, two rebounds and four assists in win over Jacksonville.
 
Made his Georgia State debut at NC State, his former team, and had two points, two rebounds and an assist in 15 minutes . . . Turned in a strong performance off the bench in win over Utah Valley (11/25), playing much of the second half and contributing six points, five rebounds and five assists.

AT NC STATE/TENNESSEE:

Played in 21 games in 2007-08, including six starts . . . Averaged 2.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while playing about 15 minutes a game . . .

Started six straight games in January and early February, all against ACC competition, and then came off the bench for the final 10 games . . . Top scoring effort was seven points on 3-for-3 shooting against Maryland . . . Had five points, two rebounds, two assists and two block in a season-high 28 minutes against Florida State . . . Also scored five points in a start at Florida State and against Georgia Tech at home . . . Had five rebounds, four assists and two steals in win over Western Carolina . . . Enrolled at NC State in January 2007 and sat out one year before becoming eligible the following December.

Originally enrolled at Tennessee as a freshman in the fall of 2006 . . . Played in four games for the Volunteers and averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 assists before moving to NC State in January.

HIGH SCHOOL:

Attended Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Ind., where he was coached by Ray Sims . . . Led his team to a 50-15 record over his final three seasons . . . Averaged 15.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists as a senior, when he won the Tiffany Gooden Award as the top player in his conference . . . Led Snider to the sectional championship, its first in more than 20 years, in 2006 . . . Also helped Snider to regular-season conference title in 2004 and to the 2005 sectional finals . . . Earned third-team all-state honors by the Associated Press as a senior, following honorable mention recognition as a junior . . . Averaged 21.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior . . . Two-time all-conference honoree . . . Rated the No. 42 prospect in the Class of 2006 by Scout.com.

PERSONAL:

Full name is D'Marques Jarron Johnson . . . Born Oct. 17, 1987 . . . Parents are Dawn and Vernon Johnson . . . Earned his degree in sociology in August 2010 and is now enrolled in graduate school, pursuing a master's in sports administration . . . Served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council in 2009-10.

CAREER STATISTICS:

 Season

G-GS

 Min

 Avg

 FG-

 FGA

 Pct 

 3P-

3PA

Pct 

 FT-

FTA

 Pct 

 O-

 D-

 Reb

Avg

 Ast

 Bl 

 St 

 Pts 

Avg 

 2006-07(Tennessee)

4-0

45

11.3

2

8

.250

1

3

 .333

3

5

.600

0

2

2

0.5

5

0

1

8

2.0

 2007-08 (NCState)

21-6

317

15.1

14

37

.378

5

16

 .313

8

14

.571

4

29

33

1.6

26

4

6

41

2.0

 2009-10

32-20

650

20.3

33

97

.340

1

11

.091

15

24

.625

6

54

60

1.9

73

1

26

82

2.6

 2010-11

31-23 640 20.6 67 144 .465 6 18 .333 20 27 .741 11 69 80 2.6 73 5 12 160 5.2

 Totals

88-49 1652 18.8 116 286 .406 13 48 .271 46 70 .657 21 154 175 2.0 177 10 45 291 3.3

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