Marquette wrapped up the 2016-17 campaign with a first round loss in the NCAA tournament to South Carolina on Friday night. It was a big bag of bummer all around, but there was a nice moment after the game over on Instagram.
Houston Rockets guard Lou Williams reposed the MU athletics image celebrating Jajuan Johnson reaching the 1,000 point barrier with his first basket of the game on Friday, and gave his nephew (Lou is Jajuan’s mother’s brother) a shoutout and a bit of congratulations.
In case you can’t see the text on the post, it reads as follows:
My nephew is on track to be the first in our family to get a degree. Tonight he wrapped up a successful college career on the court and now its time for the next step. Proud of my youngin. Love you boy!! Let's get some money
As mentioned, Johnson wrapped up his Marquette career as the 47th player in blue and gold to score 1,000 points, finishing with 1,013 points. He actually surpassed Lloyd Walton for 46th place by the end of the game, and came just one point shy of tying Luke Fischer for 45th place. Johnson finished his senior season with 59 steals, the seventh most ever by a senior for Marquette. You can safely say that his senior year was Johnson’s most productive on the court, finishing with career bests in minutes played, points, field goals made, three pointers made, free throws made, rebounds, assists (he ended up leading the team), blocks, and of course, steals.
There’s also the matter of his degree, which Williams pointed out, and that’s an awfully nice thing to see as well.
I think I can speak for all Marquette fans everywhere when I say that I hope nothing for the best for Jajuan Johnson in all of his future endeavors.