Marquette Basketball Player, Theo John, Offers Advice to High School Players

Minneapolis, MN Native Theo John has quickly established himself as one of the dominant defensive players and center’s in the Big East. In his freshman year, Theo was named the team’s Co-Most Improved Player and his improvements have extended long past his rookie season. Theo is the Big East’s block leader this season averaging 2.4 Blocks per game, with a career-high of seven that came earlier this year against Buffalo. Theo is stepping up as a regular starter for the team and his dominant physical performance has helped to propel Marquette Men’s Basketball to a national #11 ranking as of February 18, 2019.

2019-20 Season Notes (Jr.): 

Appeared in all 30 games, earning 29 starting assignments

Finished third in the BIG EAST in blocked shots (1.8 bpg.)

Blocked two-or-more shots in 13 games 

Posted seven points, eight rebounds, and a career-best eight blocks in the season opener against Loyola Maryland (Dec. 5) 

Scored a season-high 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 17 minutes against Jacksonville (Dec. 4) 

Scored season-high 12 points against Central Arkansas (Dec. 28) 

Blocked a total of 13 shots in back-to-back games against St. John’s

Posted first double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds versus Creighton (Feb. 18)

Finished with eight points and 10 boards against Seton Hall (Feb. 29) Earned his third letter.

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* Originally published on March 22, 2019, by Monique Felix

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