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A.J. John
A.J.  John


Santa Rosa, Calif.

High School:
Maria Carrillo HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 225




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Meet A.J. John


Men's Basketball vs. Gonzaga (2/6/2016)

Martin A. Folb and USA Today Sports Images photos from the Waves' 69-66 loss to the Bulldogs in Firestone Fieldhouse.


Men's Basketball vs. BYU (1/23/2016)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 71-65 home win over the Cougars.


Men's Basketball vs. Montana (11/29/2015)

Martin A. Folb's photos of the Waves' 69-63 win over Montana in Firestone Fieldhouse.


Men's Basketball vs. Drake (11/25/2015)

Kevin Bires' photos of the Waves' 69-53 loss in the Gulf Coast Showcase third-place game.


Men's Basketball vs. Murray State (11/24/2015)

Kevin Bires' photos of the Waves' 59-55 loss in the Gulf Coast Showcase semifinals.

A.J. John Career Statistics
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PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Showed promise as a freshman and was usually the first big man off the bench ... Averaged 1.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.5 minutes ... Appeared in 24 games and started five ... Made first career start at BYU (1/8) and then started the next four games ... Had season highs of eight points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots and 29 minutes played in a win at San Diego (1/10) ... Also had seven rebounds at BYU (1/18) and five rebounds at San Francisco (1/22) ... Missed eight league games due to illness but returned in time for the WCC Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Maria Carrillo High School, located in Santa Rosa, Calif., in 2014 ... Was an All-Empire first team selection as a senior ... Also made the All-North Bay League second team as a senior and honorable mention as a junior ... Averaged 15 points and eight rebounds as a senior ... Averaged 10 points and seven rebounds and led the team in scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals as a junior ... Played three years on the varsity ... Graduated summa cum laude.

CLUB: Played with the Oakland Soldiers and 707's Finest.

PERSONAL: Born in Petaluma, Calif. ... Son of Avelon John and Paula Price ... Has three siblings: Cierra, Daniel and Mykhail ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because "it was the best environment for me to be challenged, learn, be part of a family, be supported, have fun, get an excellent education and spend four years of my life at."

FAVORITES: Sports hero is Muhammad Ali ... Favorites include LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard (pro basketball players), Team USA (basketball team), Sacred Hoops (book), Django Unchained, Avengers and The Dark Knight (movies), The Boondocks (TV show), Drake (musical artist) and ping pong (sport other than basketball) ... Favorite thing about basketball is "the satisfaction of working as hard as you can to achieve a common goal with your teammates and every small victory along the way."

Our favorite photos from A.J. John's freshman season.

Posted by Pepperdine Men's Basketball on Thursday, July 30, 2015
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