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      J.P. Prince
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station

Last College:
Arizona

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 205

Position:
G

2009-10 (Senior)
Named to the NCAA Tournament All-Midwest Region Team ... Played in all 37 games with 31 starts ... Led the Vols in steals (1.5 spg) and charges drawn (21) while ranking second in assists (3.1 apg) and third in scoring (9.9 ppg) ... Averaged 10.4 points in SEC play, 11.3 points in the SEC Tournament and a team-best 14.8 points in the NCAA Tournament ... His 13 career steals in the NCAA Tournament rank second in the school history ... Finished his 95-game UT career with exactly 100 dunks ... Led the team in steals 17 times, assists 13 times and scoring nine times ... The Vols won 17 of the 20 games in which he scored double figures ... Cemented his place in Tennessee basketball history by making the game-saving block on Ohio State National Player of the Year Evan Turner in the Sweet Sixteen and helping the Vols advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history (3/26/10) ... Scored 15 points in the NCAA opening-round win over San Diego State (3/18/10) and then totaled 18 points in the second-round victory over Ohio (3/20/10) ... Tallied 17 points in Tennessee's SEC Tournament win over Ole Miss (3/12/10) ... Started at the No. 4 spot in UT's win over Georgia and totaled 15 points and seven rebounds (2/17/10) ... Totaled nine points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals during a highly productive 32-minute effort at Kentucky (2/13/10) ... Scored 19 points at Vanderbilt and made a career-high three 3-pointers (2/9/10) ... Set season-highs for points (22) and field-goals made (9) against Vanderbilt in Knoxville (1/27/10) ... Had eight points and four steals (three led to baskets) in the win over top-ranked and previously unbeaten Kansas (1/10/10) ... Played a career-high 38 minutes in the regular-season overtime win against Ole Miss, totaling 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, one block and one steal (1/16/10) ... Went 8-for-12 at the foul line while scoring 12 points in the win at Memphis (12/31/09) ... Scored 17 points off the bench in UT's win over Middle Tennessee (12/11/09).

2008-09 (Junior)
Missed three games due to injury but started 23 of the 31 games in which he played ... Led the team in field-goal percentage (.572) and steals (47) ... Shot 63 percent on 2-pointers (124-198) as he was extremely active around the rim ... Had a team-high 30 dunks ... Ranked third on the squad with 9.9 points per game, while his 20 blocked shots tied for second on the team ... Led the Vols in assists 11 times and dished out 97 assists on the season ... Ranked eighth in the SEC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5), ninth in steals (1.5) and 12th in assists (3.1) ... In SEC play, his 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio was the best in the conference and his 3.7 assists per game ranked sixth in the league ... Dealt with injuries to both shoulders and both ankles during the season and did not play against Temple, Marquette or Belmont ... Opened the season with a 14-point effort in UT's win over Chattanooga (11/15/08) ... Sparked the Vols off the bench against Siena at the Old Spice Classic (11/27/08), finishing with 11 points, three assists and a pair of blocks in 18 solid minutes ... Scored 16 points and dished out four assists at Vanderbilt (1/20/09) ... Had a career-high nine assists (against just one turnover) in the home win over Florida (1/31/09); he previously hadn't logged more than four assists in any game all season ... Doled out seven assists, totaled 18 points and went 8-of-9 from the free-throw line at Auburn (2/7/09) ... Finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists vs. Georgia (2/11/09) ... Set or tied career-highs for rebounds (10), blocks (3), steals (3) and minutes played (34) in the home win over Vanderbilt (2/14/09) ... Scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed nine boards as the Vols clinched a share of the SEC Eastern Division title at South Carolina (3/5/09) ... Posted his first career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Alabama in the SEC Tournament (3/13/09) ... Had three steals and five rebounds in UT's NCAA Tournament game against Oklahoma State (3/20/09).

2007-08 (Sophomore)
Named SEC Sixth Man of the Year by the league's coaches ... Played in 27 games, averaging 8.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists ... Shot 49.7 percent from the field ... The first Vol off the bench in 18 of his 27 games ... Was named SEC Player of the Week and Rivals.com National Player of the Week after scoring a career-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting at nationally-ranked Xavier (12/22/07) ... Had eight rebounds and scored 13 points, including a pair of pivotal free throws that gave the Vols a 64-61 lead with 8.8 seconds left against top-ranked Memphis (2/23/08) ... Earned his first career start in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Butler (3/23/08) and responded with nine points, seven rebounds, five assists and a block in a career-high 31 minutes of action ... Posted eight double-digit scoring efforts off the bench ... Ranked second on the team with 28 dunks ... Missed several weeks of early season practice due to shoulder surgery ... Missed UT's first nine games while sitting out after transferring from Arizona midway through the 2006-07 season.

2006-07 (at Arizona)
Saw action in three games before deciding to transfer ... Scored three points in 17 minutes during the three games ... Spent the second half of the season at Tennessee where he sat out to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements. 2005-06 (Freshman at Arizona) Played in 28 games, averaging 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds coming off the bench for the Wildcats ... Had a season-high eight points to go with five rebounds, four assists and no turnovers against Sam Houston State (12/19/05) ... Ranked second on the team with a 1.70 assist-to-turnover ratio ... Helped the Wildcats to a 20-13 overall record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

High School
Rated the No. 4 point guard in the nation by Rivals.com ... 2005 Tennessee Class 3A Mr. Basketball ... Gatorade Player of the Year ... Two-time Class 3A all-state pick ... Three-time all-district selection and a two-time all-city honoree ... Named 2004 Region 3A Most Valuable Player ... McDonald's High School All-America nominee ... A Parade All-America ... An adidas All-America ... Led White Station High School to three state championships (2002, 2003 and 2004) and a 142-12 (.922) record in four seasons ... Averaged 27.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a senior while leading the Spartans to a 29-7 record ... Participated in the 2005 Global Games in Dallas ... Averaged 15.6 points 6.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a junior ... AAU team won the under-17 national championship in 2003 and was the national runner-up in 2004 ... An honor student ... Coached by Terry Tippett and William Warren at White Station.

Personal
Born July 14, 1987, in Jackson, Miss. ... Full name: John Edward Prince ... Academic major: Arts & sciences ... Parents are Mary and John Prince ... Father played collegiately at Southern Mississippi ... Cousin of NBA star Tayshaun Prince ... Recipient of the Dean and Clara Jones Athletic Scholarship Endowment.

Career Statistics

Total3-pt Rebounds
YearGPGSMinAvgFGFGAPctFGFGAPctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOAstTOBlkStlPtsAvg
2007-0827250818.883167.497213.1544988.5574344 873.2610494514262178.0
2008-09312381826.4127222.572324.1255082.61059711304.2954976520473079.9
2009-10373192224.9132249.5301134.32490143.62945931383.79831138918573659.9
TOTAL9556224823.7342638.5361671.225189313.6041472083553.72547259199521308899.4
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