#20 Jonathan Peoples
SENIOR SEASON (2009-10):
Served as a team captain along with Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson … concluded his career tied for third in program history with 130 games played … earned 12 career starts … scored 390 points (3.0 per game), handed out 143 assists and hauled in 208 rebounds during his four seasons with the Irish … as a senior, played in all 35 games, including 10 starts … tallied a single-season career-best 118 points (3.4 ppg) during his senior campaign … also established career-best totals in rebounds (54) and steals (18) and matched a career-high total with 44 assists … registered 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in the season-opening win over North Florida … totaled 10 points, four rebounds and three assists against Long Beach State … had eight points in back-to-back victories over Liberty and Kennesaw State … matched a career-high figure with six rebounds versus St. Louis … also had six boards against IUPUI … deposited nine points in a win over UCLA … dished out a season-high six assists in addition to scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds versus Bucknell … scored a career-high 23 points in a win over Providence in the BIG EAST opener … also tied a career-high total with six rebounds against the Friars … had eight points and three boards at Villanova.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09):
Played in all 36 games, making two starts … averaged 3.2 points per game and a career-best 2.3 rebounds per contest … dished out a career-high 44 assists … shared the team’s Most Improved Player Award with Tyrone Nash … came off the bench in the first 18 contests before earning his first career start against Marquette and subsequent contest versus Pittsburgh … had best outing of his career coming off the bench against Providence as he scored a career-high 14 points, dished off a personal best nine assists and grabbed three boards while playing a career-high 28 minutes … was5-8 from the field and 2-3 from three-point range against the Friars … scored netted a season-high eight points against Marquette … made a career-high four assists versus the Golden Eagles … it marked the second double-figure scoring effort of his career … netted eight points in previous outing versus West Virginia as he connected on 3-4 shots from the field … scored seven points against St. John’s and North Carolina … was a perfect 3-3 from the field against the Red Storm … grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Furman, in addition to scoring four points … grabbed five rebounds in loss to Tar Heels … played double-digit minutes in all but eight games … played 22 minutes versus South Dakota … had three assists versus South Dakota and Delaware State … matched career-high with three steals against USC-Upstate… notched three rebounds and three assists in victory over New Mexico in second round of the National Invitation Tournament … tallied eight points against Penn State in NIT semifinals … was 3-4 from the field and 2-2 from three-point range against the Nittany Lions.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08):
Came off the bench and played in all 33 contests … averaged 3.3 points and 1.6 rebounds … played 10-plus minutes in all but 11 of those contests … scored a career-high 12 points in 11 minutes against Georgetown as he connected on 5-6shots from the field and was 2-2 from three-point range in addition to grabbing four rebounds … scored seven points and matched career-high with five rebounds in win over Marquette … was a perfect 3-3 from the field in scoring seven points in 11minutes against Syracuse … dished off a career-high five assists in win at DePaul …played 15 minutes in season opener against Long Island as he netted five points and grabbed three rebounds … scored a season-high eight points against Monmouth in 13 minutes as he connected on 3-4 shots from the field and was 2-2 from three-point range … played a career-high 20 minutes against Baylor … scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and dished off a career-high four assists versus Colgate in 18 minutes … also played 20 minutes in win over Northern Illinois and matched his season-highs of eight points and four assists as he connected on 3-4 shots from the field… scored eight points and dished off two assists in 18 minutes versus Brown and then followed that up with a six-point performance, playing a career-high 22 minutes against North Florida … played 20 minutes against Marquette and finished with four points and four rebounds.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07):
Played 26 games during his rookie season and saw action in all 16 BIG EAST contests … averaged 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds … has logged double-digit minutes in six games … finished with a career-high nine points and matched a season best with three assists in 19 minutes off the bench against Seton Hall … played 14 minutes against Villanova and had three steals … netted seven points as he finished 2-2 from the field and 2-2 from the free-throw line in seven minutes of action off the bench versus Winston-SalemSt. … played eight minutes against Army and scored three points … scored five points against Rider … scored a basket in season opener against IPFW for first collegiate points… connected on 3-4 from the line against Lafayette … played six minutes off the bench against Elon … came off the bench and played 13 minutes against Stony Brook and finished with one rebound, one assist and one steal … made three steals in 14 minutes off the bench against Villanova … also had three assists in the West Virginia game and three rebounds … grabbed a career-high five rebounds in win over South Florida …scored five points in six minutes off the bench versus Cincinnati … played six minutes in NCAA Tournament first round contest versus Winthrop.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Most Improved Player Award (2009) … Team Irish Award (2007).
Four-year letter winner under head coach Gene Pingatore … a three-year starter … earned East Suburban Catholic all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and was selected conference MVP in his senior season … named Suburban LifePlayer of the Year … all-area selection by the Chicago Sun Times … selected all-state by Chicago Sun Times and Champaign News Gazette … first-team all-state selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association … second team Associated Press all-state honoree … averaged 15.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his senior season after netting 15.0 points, grabbing 4.0 rebounds and dishing off 3.0 assists as a junior… helped St. Joseph to a 28-2 record in 2005-06 as his prep team captured the EastSuburban Catholic league crown for the third straight year while registering its third consecutive undefeated season … led high school team to 99-18 record the second-most victories spanning four season … those wins also included a 39-0 mark in conference play in final three campaigns … led St. Joseph to sectional finals in both his junior and senior campaigns and an appearance in the Super Sectional championship in his sophomore year (2004) … concluded his career with 1,237 points, 339 rebounds, 285assists, 120 steals and 54 blocked shots … owned a career shooting percentage of .510and career three-point shooting mark of .420 … named to all-tournament teams at St. Charles East and Proviso West … played for the North team in North/South All-Star Game and in several other all-star games.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jonathan Tremaine Peoples … youngest of two children … older brother Chauncy played basketball at Robert Morris … cousin Sergio Brown is a senior member of Irish football team … son of Nathan and Deborah Peoples … born 6-11-88 inLaGrange, Ill. … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters in May 2010 with degrees in sociology and computer applications.