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    Jonathan Peoples

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bellwood, IL

    High School:
    St. Joseph

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 207

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    06/11/1988


    03/04/2010

    Irish Down Connecticut on Senior Night

    The Notre Dame men's basketball team beat Connecticut, 58-50, on Senior Night at the Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday.

    02/15/2010

    Irish Lose Heartbreaker to St. John's

    The Notre Dame men's basketball team lost a close game to St. John's, 69-68, on February 14 at the Purcell Pavilion.

    02/07/2010

    Irish Slip Past South Florida

    The Notre Dame men's basketball team narrowly beats South Florida, 65-62, at the Purcell Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.

    02/05/2010

    Irish Down Cincinnati

    Luke Harangody led the Notre Dame Men's basketball team past Cincinnati, 83-65, on Thursday night at Purcell Pavilion.

    SENIOR SEASON (2009-10): Will serve as team captain for the Irish in 2009-10 along with teammates Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson ... one of the team's most improved players over the course of the past two seasons ... veteran in the Irish lineup, he can come off the bench and see time at point guard or as a shooting guard ... has played in 95 career games, including two starts ... brings career averages of 2.9 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per game into his senior campaign ... has become comfortable playing in the Irish system and has a great understanding of what is expected of him when he comes off the bench ... tough defender along the perimeter ... has worked hard to improve defensive skills ... an excellent passer who sees the court extremely well ... has learned to play with a great deal of confidence and should emerge as a significant contributor in his third season with the Irish.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09): Played in all 36 games, making two starts ... averaged 3.2 points per game and a career-best 2.3 rebounds per contest ... dished out a career-high 44 assists ... shared the team's Most Improved Player Award with Tyrone Nash ... came off the bench in the first 18 contests before earning his first career start against Marquette and subsequent contest versus Pittsburgh ... had best outing of his career coming off the bench against Providence as he scored a career-high 14 points, dished off a personal best nine assists and grabbed three boards while playing a career-high 28 minutes ... was 5-8 from the field and 2-3 from three-point range against the Friars ... scored netted a season-high eight points against Marquette ... made a career-high four assists versus the Golden Eagles ... it marked the second double-figure scoring effort of his career ... netted eight points in previous outing versus West Virginia as he connected on 3-4 shots from the field ... scored seven points against St. John's and North Carolina ... was a perfect 3-3 from the field against the Red Storm ... grabbed a careerhigh six rebounds against Furman, in addition to scoring four points ... grabbed five rebounds in loss to Tar Heels ... played double-digit minutes in all but eight games ... played 22 minutes versus South Dakota ... had three assists versus South Dakota and Delaware State ... matched career-high with three steals against USC-Upstate ... notched three rebounds and three assists in victory over New Mexico in second round of the National Invitation Tournament ... tallied eight points against Penn State in NIT semifinals ... was 3-4 from the field and 2-2 from three-point range against the Nittany Lions.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08): Came off the bench and played in all 33 contests ... averaged 3.3 points and 1.6 rebounds ... played 10-plus minutes in all but 11 of those contests ... scored a career-high 12 points in 11 minutes against Georgetown as he connected on 5-6 shots from the field and was 2-2 from three-point range in addition to grabbing four rebounds ... scored seven points and matched career-high with five rebounds in win over Marquette ... was a perfect 3-3 from the field in scoring seven points in 11 minutes against Syracuse ... dished off a career-high five assists in win at DePaul ... played 15 minutes in season opener against Long Island as he netted five points and grabbed three rebounds ... scored a season-high eight points against Monmouth in 13 minutes as he connected on 3-4 shots from the field and was 2-2 from threepoint range ... played a career-high 20 minutes against Baylor ... scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and dished off a career-high four assists versus Colgate in 18 minutes ... also played 20 minutes in win over Northern Illinois and matched his season-highs of eight points and four assists as he connected on 3-4 shots from the field ... scored eight points and dished off two assists in 18 minutes versus Brown and then followed that up with a six-point performance, playing a career-high 22 minutes against North Florida ... played 20 minutes against Marquette and finished with four points and four rebounds.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07): Played 26 games during his rookie season and saw action in all 16 BIG EAST contests ... averaged 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds ... has logged double-digit minutes in six games ... finished with a career-high nine points and matched a season best with three assists in 19 minutes off the bench against Seton Hall ... played 14 minutes against Villanova and had three steals ... netted seven points as he finished 2-2 from the field and 2-2 from the free-throw line in seven minutes of action off the bench versus Winston-Salem St. ... played eight minutes against Army and scored three points ... scored five points against Rider ... scored a basket in season opener against IPFW for first collegiate points ... connected on 3-4 from the line against Lafayette ... played six minutes off the bench against Elon ... came off the bench and played 13 minutes against Stony Brook and finished with one rebound, one assist and one steal ... made three steals in 14 minutes off the bench against Villanova ... also had three assists in the West Virginia game and three rebounds ... grabbed a career-high five rebounds in win over South Florida ... scored five points in six minutes off the bench versus Cincinnati ... played six minutes in NCAA Tournament first round contest versus Winthrop.

    AWARDS AND HONORS: Most Improved Player Award (2009) ... Team Irish Award (2007).

    HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner under head coach Gene Pingatore ... a three-year starter ... earned East Suburban Catholic all-conference honors as a sophomore, junior and senior and was selected conference MVP in his senior season ... named Suburban Life Player of the Year ... all-area selection by the Chicago Sun Times ... selected all-state by Chicago Sun Times and Champaign News Gazette ... first-team all-state selection by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association ... second team Associated Press all-state honoree ... averaged 15.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in his senior season after netting 15.0 points, grabbing 4.0 rebounds and dishing off 3.0 assists as a junior ... helped St. Joseph to a 28-2 record in 2005-06 as his prep team captured the East Suburban Catholic league crown for the third straight year while registering its third consecutive undefeated season ... led high school team to 99-18 record the second-most victories spanning four season ... those wins also included a 39-0 mark in conference play in final three campaigns ... led St. Joseph to sectional finals in both his junior and senior campaigns and an appearance in the Super Sectional championship in his sophomore year (2004) ... concluded his career with 1,237 points, 339 rebounds, 285 assists, 120 steals and 54 blocked shots ... owned a career shooting percentage of .510 and career three-point shooting mark of .420 ... named to all-tournament teams at St. Charles East and Proviso West ... played for the North team in North/South All-Star Game and in several other all-star games.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Jonathan Tremaine Peoples ... youngest of two children ... older brother Chauncy played basketball at Robert Morris ... cousin Sergio Brown is a senior member of Irish football team ... son of Nathan and Deborah Peoples ... born 6-11-88 in LaGrange, Ill. ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in sociology and computer applications.

    Peoples' Career Statistics

    Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
    2006-07 26-0 166/6.4 16-34 .471 8-17 .471 8-10 .800 2 18 20 0.8 19 8 1 10-0 48/1.8
    2007-08 33-0 381/11.5 34-77 .442 13-36 .361 27-32 .844 22 30 52 1.6 37 7 1 24-0 108/3.3
    2008-09 36-2 508/14.1 45-119 .378 17-50 .340 9-16 .563 30 52 82 2.3 44 15 5 28-0 116/3.2
    2009-10 35-10 570/16.3 43-105 .410 20-51 .392 12-18 .667 19 35 54 1.5 44 18 5 35-0 118/3.4
    Totals 130-12 1633/12.6 138-335 .412 58-154 .377 56-76 .737 73 135 208 1.6 143 48 12 97-0 390/3.0

    Peoples in the BIG EAST Conference

    Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
    2006-07 16-0 110/6.9 9-19 .474 5-10 .500 3-4 .750 2 11 13 0.9 15 6 1 8-0 26/1.6
    2007-08 18-0 175/9.7 18-33 .545 5-11 .455 13-15 .867 11 20 31 1.7 15 3 1 11-0 54/3.0
    2008-09 18-2 234/13.0 23-53 .434 8-21 .434 8-12 .667 14 23 37 2.1 20 4 0 13-0 62/3.4
    2009-10 18-2 241/13.4 14-45 .311 10-25 .400 8-10 .800 8 13 21 1.2 12 6 3 18-0 46/2.6
    Totals 70-4 760/10.9 64-150 .427 28-67 .418 32-41 .780 35 67 102 1.5 62 19 5 50-0 188/2.7

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