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JJ O'Brien

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

High School:
Alta Loma High

Last College:
Utah

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
F

Experience:
2L

JJ O'Brien

07/16/2014

2014-15 SDSU Men's Basketball Prospectus

2014-15 San Diego State Men's Hoops prospectus

03/26/2014

#AztecMBB NCAA Press Conference Quotes

#AztecMBB NCAA press conference quotes

03/21/2014

#AztecMBB Prepares for North Dakota State

#AztecMBB prepares for North Dakota State at NCAAs

03/21/2014

#AztecMBB-North Dakota State NCAA Quotes

#AztecMBB-North Dakota State NCAA 3rd-round quotes

03/19/2014

#AztecMBB NCAA Press Conference Quotes

#AztecMBB NCAA press conference quotes </p

03/20/2014

SDSU vs. New Mexico State

SDSU vs. New Mexico State NCAA Tournament Second Round photos by USA TODAY Sports

03/15/2014

No. 8 SDSU vs. No. 20 New Mexico (USATSI)

USATSI gallery, men's basketball

03/08/2014

No. 10 SDSU vs. No. 21 New Mexico - 3/8/14

USATSI Gallery, men's basketball

03/01/2014

No. 13 San Diego State vs. Fresno State - 3/1/14

USATSI gallery, men's basketball

02/15/2014

No. 5 San Diego State vs. Air Force

No. 5 San Diego State vs. Air Force

Bio entering 2014-15

As A Junior (2013-14 Season)
All-Mountain West Honorable Mention performer... Played and started 35 of SDSU's 36 games... Only DNP occurred when head coach Steve Fisher elected not to play him (rest) in the McNeese State game (12-21-13)... Averaged a career-high 7.8 points and an Aztec career-best 4.7 rebounds... Also set career highs in minutes played (27.9), free-throw percentage (.644) and three-point field-goal percentage (.278)... Had eight double-figure scoring games, two games with at least 10 boards and one double-double... Led the team in scoring and rebounding four times apiece and in assists three times... Started the season by averaging 13.8 points on 62.5-percent shooting and 5.8 rebounds (5 games) before suffering a right hand injury in that fifth game vs. Creighton (11-29-13) when he ultimately posted 15 points (11 in the second half) and seven rebounds... Played with a heavily bandaged hand for the next eight games, missing one, before removing it for the game at Air Force (1-12-14) where he went for 18 points and 11 rebounds... Scored a career- and team-high 19 points (career-high 7 free throws), and grabbed a team-high six rebounds vs. No. 6/5 Arizona (11-14-13)... Led the team with 16 points (career-high 7 field goals) vs. San Diego Christian (11-20-13)... Scored 15 points, made a season-high seven free throws, grabbed seven rebounds and dished three assists vs. No. 20/18 Creighton (11-29-13)... Blocked a season-high two shots at San Diego (12-5-13)... Pulled down nine rebounds and scored seven points at No. 16/17 Kansas (1-5-14)... Posted his first double-double of the season with a team-high 18 points and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds, including a season-high five offensive boards, at Air Force (1-12-14)... Pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds, including a season-high eight on the defensive glass, vs. Colorado State (2-1-14)... Posted eight points, five rebounds, and a game- and season-high three steals at New Mexico (2-22-14)... Scored a game-high 12 points and added a game- and season-high three steals vs. San José State (2-25-14)... Had a season-high four assists vs. Utah State (3-13-14) in the MW quarterfinals... Knocked down a three-pointer before finishing with seven points and four rebounds vs. New Mexico State (3-20-14) in the second round of the NCAA tournament... Pulled down five rebounds and scored four points vs. North Dakota State (3-22-14) in the third round of the NCAA tournament... Had six points and four rebounds vs. No. 4/5 Arizona in the NCAA Sweet 16 (3-27-14).

As A Sophomore (2012-13 Season)
MW Rankings: 5th in offensive rebounding, 19th in rebounding

Played in all 34 games, starting 33... The lone non-start was on Senior Day... Averaged 7.2 points on 52.6 percent shooting and 4.5 rebounds... Added 1.5 assists... Scored in double figures in 10 of his final 16 outings, including six of his final 11 games... Scored in double figures 13 times... Led the Aztecs in scoring twice, rebounding five times and assists six times... Logged two double-doubles... Pulled down at least 10 rebounds three times... Finished the season by making 95 of his last 174 shots from the field (54.6 pct.)... Started his first game of his Aztec career vs. No. 9/9 Syracuse and finished with nine points, seven rebounds and a then-career-high-tying two steals... Finished with 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting at USC (11-25-12)... Dished out a then-career-high five assists vs. UCLA (12-1-12)... Had a career-high four steals vs. San Diego (12-15-12)... Recorded 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting while starting at point guard at Nevada (1-23-13)... Posted his first double-double as an Aztec vs. No. 15/17 New Mexico (1-26-13) with 12 points and 10 rebounds, seven of which were offensive... Was the Mountain West Player of the Week on Jan. 28... Scored a season-high 15 points on a career-high seven field goals at UNLV (2-16-13). He also grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and had a team-high two assists... Logged a game- and career-high seven assists to go along with 14 points and six boards vs. Nevada (2-23-13)... Produced six points, four rebounds, three assists and a block in the second round of the NCAA tournament vs. Oklahoma (3-22-13)... Logged two points, one rebound and a blocked shot vs. Florida Gulf Coast (3-24-13) in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

As A Redshirt (2011-12 Season)
Sat out after transferring from Utah prior to the 2011-12 season... Practiced with the squad the entire campaign.

As A Freshman at Utah (2010-11 Season)
Averaged 6.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 27.7 minutes... His average minutes per game was the third-highest among all Utes... Played in 22 games, making 21 starts... The 21 starts were the team's fourth-highest total... His rebounding average was the second best on the team, while his scoring average was fifth... Missed nine games due to a broken foot... In Mountain West games only, finished in a tie for 10th in rebounding (6.2) and tied for fifth in offensive rebounding (2.4)... Posted six double-figure scoring games... Reached double digits in rebounding five times... Posted two double-doubles... Leading rebounder six times... In the opener vs. Grand Canyon (11-12-10), he had six points and a team-best eight rebounds in a starting role... First game back from injury was vs. Butler (12-22-10) and played 16 minutes... Against San Diego State (1-8-11), grabbed a team-high 10 boards... Against BYU (1-11-11), he posted 13 points and 11 rebounds... Went for a career-high 18 points and a team-high 10 rebounds vs. New Mexico (1-19-11)... Finished with 11 points, which included a career-high five free throws, and a personal-best three assists vs. Wyoming (2-16-11)... Matched his career high with 11 boards at UNM (2-19-11)... The game vs. the Lobos was the first of three straight 38-minute outings... Scored 13 points vs. TCU (2-22-11).

High School
Attended Alta Loma High where he averaged 24.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals in his senior season... Was a McDonald's All-America nominee... Left as the school's all-time leading scorer (2,200 points)... A first-team all-league selection as a senior... Led his squad to a 22-8 record and the third round of the CIF playoffs, the furthest the school had been in more than 20 years... Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West second-team pick... Was a two-time CIF Div. II first-team choice... As a junior, averaged 27.0 points and 13.0 rebounds... Posted at least 30 points 11 times and reached 40 once... Named Baseline Conference MVP... Graduated as one of the top-15 players in California.