Marquette adds top Juco G DariusJohnson-Odom

Coach Buzz Williams added another top talent to his already top 10 2009 recruiting class when Darius Johnson-Odom[DJO], a powerful 6'2 combo guard, committed to Marquette. DJO was a highly recruited junior college freshman from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas. DJO who will be considered a Soph and have three years of eligibility at MU averaged over 21 pts, 5 reb, 4.6 ast 1.5 st per game.

He will join PG Junior Cadougan and JR Dwight Buycks as the three attempt to replace James, McNeal and Matthews next yr.

With the commitment by Johnson-Odom along with Buycks, Buzz Williams has added what many consider to be the two best guards in Junior College thus balancing the recruiting classes and giving needed veteran leadership to help Freshman PG Junior Cadougan. Marquette had been guard heavy in the Senior class with James, McNEal and Matthews graduation and did not have a guard in this yr's Soph class after Tyshawn Taylor transferred to Kansas last April.

According to a post by Mark Miller of the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook, Johnson-Odom is "probably more of a point guard than a wing guard, but can play either spot. He is physically strong, tough-minded, can score and defend."

Jim "IWB" Ganzer at the Sports Bubbler said that Darius selected Marquette over Miami, Pitt, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Kentucky.


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