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JaJuan Johnson
JaJuan Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Franklin Central

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 221

Position:
F/C



02/23/2014

Nebraska 76, Purdue 57

Postgame Notes

03/18/2011

Purdue vs. St. Peters - 3/18/11

AP photos from today's game

02/17/2010

No. 4 Purdue Defeats No. 11 Ohio State, 60-57

The Boilermakers improve to 22-3; 10-3 in the Big Ten.

Career Honors
USA Men's Select Team (2010) ... World University Games Trials invitee (2009) ... Consensus All-American (2011) ... Wooden Award All-American (2011) ... AP Preseason All-American (2011) ... Pete Newell National Big Man of the Year Award (2011) ... USBWA District V Player of the Year (2011) ... USBWA All-District V (2009, 2010, 2011) ... NABC All-District 7 (2009, 2011) ... Oscar Robertson Trophy finalist (2011) ... John R. Wooden Award finalist (2011) ... Naismith Trophy finalist (2011) ... Big Ten Player of the Year (2011) ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2011) ... First-team All-Big Ten (2009, 2011) ... Second-team All-Big Ten (2010) ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (1-25-10, 2-15-10, 2-28-11) ... Preseason All-Big Ten (2011) ... Chicago Invitational Challenge All-Tournament Team (2010).

As a Senior (2010-11)
Consensus All-American, the 17th player in Purdue history, and first since 1994, to earn the distinction ... Wooden Award All-American ... Second player in program history to be named AP Preseason All-American ... Purdue's first-ever winner of the Pete Newell National Big Man of the Year Award ... USBWA District V Player of the Year ... USBWA All-District V ... NABC All-District 7 ... Finalist for Naismith, Robertson and Wooden trophies ... Big Ten Player of the Year ... Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Only the third player in conference history to win Big Ten Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season ... First-team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... Preseason All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Player of the Week (2-28-11) ... Chicago Invitational Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Finished his career as program's co-record holder, with E'Twaun Moore, in wins (107), games played (140) and consecutive games played (140) ... Also finished his career ranked second in program history in blocks (263), third in minutes played (3,856), fourth in free throw attempts (662) and games started (120), fifth in rebounds (854) and free throws (492), seventh in points (1,919), field goals (706) and field goal attempts (1,410), and 11th in double-doubles (26) ... Started all 34 games, averaging 20.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 35.4 minutes per outing ... Averaged 15.0 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament to tie for the tourney lead ... Became the first Purdue player to lead the Big Ten in scoring in league games (20.7) since Glenn Robinson in 1994, and the first Boilermaker to pace the conference in scoring in overall games since Willie Deane in 2002 ... Netted 698 points on the year, the ninth-best single-season total in program history ... Finished his career on a streak of 43-straight games with double-figure points, the fifth-longest in program history ... Had 291 rebounds, good for ninth on the program's single-season chart ... Made the 10th-most free throws by a Boilermaker in a single-season (169), and also blocked the fourth-most shots (79) ... Played 1,203 minutes on the year to rank third on Purdue's single-season chart ... Led Purdue in scoring 20 times, rebounds 24 times, blocks 31 times, steals 10 times and assists once during the season ... Posted his 12th double-double of the season against VCU in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, finishing with 25 points and 14 rebounds to go along with three blocks ... Had 16 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the win over Saint Peter's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Michigan State at the Big Ten Tournament ... Came up with his 10th double-double of the year at Iowa, finishing with 22 points and 12 rebounds ... Scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds in the home win over Illinois ... Dominated the win at Michigan State with 20 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and a career high-tying seven blocks ... Led all players with 20 points and shared game-high honors with nine boards in the win at Indiana ... Had 13 points, six rebounds and two blocks in the home win over Ohio State ... Posted his eighth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while adding four blocks and two steals, in the home win over Wisconsin ... Scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and added nine rebounds in the win at Illinois ... Tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in the home win over Indiana ... Scored 23 points, grabbed four rebounds and swatted three shots at Wisconsin ... Led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the home win over Minnesota ... Scored a game-high 22 points and had seven rebounds at Ohio State ... Had 20 points and four rebounds in the home win over Michigan State ... Scored a game-high 25 points, including the game winner with 3.4 seconds left, in the home win over Penn State ... Led all scorers with 26 points and added seven rebounds at West Virginia ... Posted his seventh double-double of the season at Minnesota, finishing with 29 points and 11 rebounds ... Turned in 16 points, five rebounds, four blocks and three steals in the home win over Iowa ... Notched the 20th double-double of his career in the win at Penn State, finishing with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks ... Scored 19 points and pulled down nine boards in the win over Northwestern ... Led all players with 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added three blocks in the win at Michigan ... Dominated at both ends of the floor in the win over IPFW, scoring 24 points and ripping down 13 rebounds ... Exploded for a career-high 31 points in the win over Indiana State ... Scored Purdue's first 17 points, and 25 of its 32 in the first half, against ISU ... Reeled off a game-high 25 points in the win over North Florida ... Tallied 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in the win at Valpo ... Scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win over Alabama ... Poured in 29 points, more than doubling any other player's total, and grabbed five rebounds in the win at Virginia Tech ... Made a jump hook with 8.8 seconds in regulation to send the VT game into overtime, and scored four of Purdue's seven points in the extra session ... Had 13 points and 11 rebounds against Richmond ... Scored 18 points and swatted three shots in the win over Southern Illinois ... Posted 21 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Austin Peay ... Had a signature performance in the win over Oakland, finishing with 25 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a pair of blocks ... Tallied 12 points and four rebounds in just 12 minutes in the win over Alcorn State ... Opened the season with a double-double in the win over Howard, scoring 10 points to go along with 12 rebounds and five blocks.

As a Junior (2009-10)
USBWA All-District V ... Second-team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week (1-25-10, 2-15-10) ... Played in all 35 games with 34 starts, averaging 15.5 points, a team-best 7.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game ... In overall games, ranked second in the Big Ten in blocks (2.1), third in offensive rebounds (2.3), fifth in total rebounds (7.1) and defensive boards (4.8), seventh in field goal percentage (50.7) and eighth in scoring (15.5) ... Led the Big Ten in league play with an average of 2.0 blocks per game, and ranked fourth in defensive rebounds (5.6), sixth in total rebounds (7.3), 11th in offensive rebounds (1.8) and 12th in both scoring (14.6) and field goal percentage (47.8) ... Paced the Boilermakers in blocks 25 times, rebounds 21 times, scoring 13 times and steals on nine occasions ... Posted a team-high nine double-doubles ... Became the 45th player in program history to score 1,000-career points, and the 20th Boilermaker to eclipse both the 1,000-point and 500-rebound markers ... His 72 blocks and 250 rebounds ranked fifth and 15th, respectively, on Purdue's single-season charts ... Finished the season ranked second on the program's career blocks chart with 184 rejections ... Had 24 multi-block games as a junior ... Posted 23 points, five rebounds and a game-high four blocks against Duke in the Sweet 16 ... Tallied 11 points and three blocks in the win over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Scored 23 points, tied his career high with 15 rebounds and blocked three shots in the win over Siena in the first round of the Big Dance, marking his ninth double-double of the season ... Netted a game-high 17 points against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament semis ... Scored 22 points and hauled in eight rebounds in the defeat of Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament ... Posted his eighth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 boards, along with four blocks, in the Big Ten title-clinching win at Penn State ... Recorded 14 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and two steals in the home win over Indiana ... Turned in his seventh double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win at Minnesota ... Fueled the win at Ohio State with 24 points and seven rebounds ... Recorded his sixth double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the home victory over Iowa ... Scored 19 points, shared game-high honors with seven rebounds and swatted three shots in the win at Michigan State ... Propelled the Boilers to victory at Indiana with 21 points, nine boards and four blocks ... Shared game-high honors with 21 points in the home win over Michigan ... Poured in 24 points and ripped down 12 rebounds in the victory at Illinois, marking his fifth double-double of the season ... Scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards, while also blocking four shots, in the win over Minnesota to mark his second-straight double-double ... Sparked the win over West Virginia with his third double-double of the season, finishing with 25 points and 10 boards ... Led the team with 16 points in the win over SIU Edwardsville ... Shared game-high honors with 19 points in the win over Valparaiso ... Ripped off 21 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the win over Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge ... Registered 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win over St. Joseph's in the semifinals of the Paradise Jam ... Notched his first double-double of the season against South Dakota State in the Paradise Jam's opening round, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds to accompany five blocks.

As a Sophomore (2008-09)
Invited to Team USA's World University Games Trials following the season ... Named first-team All-Big Ten, marking the third-straight season that a Purdue player was included on the first team ... Earned inclusion on the Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... An all-district honoree by both the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches ... Paced the Big Ten with 78 blocks, good for the fourth-highest single-season total at Purdue, while his average of 2.2 rejections per game ranked sixth on the program's single-season ledger ... Averaged 13.4 points and 5.6 rebounds, leading the Boilers in scoring 11 times and rebounding 11 times ... Set single-game career bests in every category, including 30 points at Iowa, 15 rebounds against Illinois and seven blocks at Northwestern.

As a Freshman (2007-08)
Played in all 34 games, starting 17 times ... Ranks fourth on Purdue's freshman blocked shots list with 34 ... Averaged 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... Scored in double digits five times and blocked multiple shots on 10 occasions.

High School
Ranked as the No. 41 overall recruit in his class by Rivals.com ... Also rated 47th by Scout.com and 65th by Hoopmasters.com ... Named to the Indiana All-Star Team following his senior season ... Averaged 20.6 points, 9.1 boards and 4.3 blocks per game as a senior ... Coached by Mark James.

Personal
Full name is JaJuan Markeis Johnson ... Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... Born on Feb. 8, 1989 ... Son of Chris and Rhonda Curlin ... Has one sister, Dàshawna Curlin.