J.P.  Macura

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J.P. Macura

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 190

Position:
Guard


AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Scored eight points in just seven minutes of action, including 2-of-2 shooting from 3-point territory, on March 13 vs. Georgetown before being forced out of the game with an ankle injury ... Forced to sit out the BIG EAST Championship game but returned for the Ole Miss game on March 19 and hit two 3-pointers ... Recorded back-to-back double-figure scoring games for the first time in his Xavier career with an 11-point game at Marquette on Feb. 10 and a 10-point game in the win over Providence on Feb. 7 ... Seventh on the team in scoring at 5.4 ppg. ... Third on the team in steals with 26 (0.7 spg.) in just 13.2 minutes per game ... Scored 10 points in the Jan. 24 win over DePaul, hitting all six of his free throw attempts ... Made his first two collegiate starts at Villanova on Jan. 14 and vs. Marquette on Jan. 17 ... Connected on four 3-pointers on his way to 14 points at Villanova on Jan. 14 ... Had a career-high five steals to go with eight points vs. IUPUI on Dec. 9 ... Scored 13 points in the win over Alabama on Dec. 6, hitting 4-of-5 from the field, including 2-of-3 3-pointers ... Hit three 3-pointers on his way to 17 points in just 13 minutes of action in the win over Long Beach State on Nov. 18 ... Scored all 11 of his points in the second half vs. San Diego on Nov. 27, while hitting all four of his shots, including three 3-pointers. In fact, all 11 of his points came in about a minute-and-a-half: between the 10:50 and 9:24 mark of the second half.

MACK ON MACURA: "J.P. Macura is fearless. He has a confidence on offense that's difficult to instill. He can shoot with anyone in the country. He is a great teammate. He has great length and his IQ for the game is high level. His skill set allows him to make the right play as he can shoot it, pass it and handle the basketball. JP's a gym rat."

AT LAKEVILLE NORTH: 2014 AP First Team All-State selection ... A big-time deep shooter who was one of five finalists for Mr. Basketball in the state of Minnesota ... Averaged 32.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a game as a senior, while shooting 56.5 percent from the field and 81.1 percent from the free-throw line ... Led his team to a 27-5 overall record and the 2014 Class 4A State Championship; hit a deep game-winning buzzer-beater in one of the state playoff wins ... The school's all-time leading scorer with 1,811 points despite only playing two years on the varsity ... Scored a single-season school record 1,030 points as a senior, including a career-high and school record 55 points in a win over Farmington ... First Team All-Metro Selection as a junior and a senior by the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Star-Tribune ... Also a two-time First Team All-South Suburban League selection ... Averaged 26 points per game as a junior, earning 2013 AP Second Team All-State honors ... led his team to the 2013 Class 4A State Tournament ... basketball coach: John Oxton.

HIGHLY RANKED: Ranked among the top 10 shooters in the 2014 class according to FOXSports.com ... A four-star recruit on Scout.com who is No. 98 overall and No. 25 at shooting guard ... Ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 105 prospect in his class by Rivals.com ... Three-star recruit by ESPN.com and the No. 35 small forward.

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... Parents are Paul Macura and Sue Ann Macura ... Siblings are David and Kari Anna ... born June 5, 1995 in Lakeville, Minn.

XAVIER CAREER HIGHS
Points 17 vs. Long Beach State (November 18, 2014)
Field Goals Made 5 Twice, last at Villanova (January 14, 2015)
Field Goals Attempted 10 Twice, last vs. Providence (February 7, 2015)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 4 at Villanova (January 14, 2015)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted 8 at Villanova (January 14, 2015)
Free Throws Made 6 vs. DePaul (January 24, 2015)
Free Throws Attempted 6 vs. DePaul (January 24, 2015)
Rebounds 4 Three times, last vs. St. John’s (February 14, 2015)
Assists 2 Three times, last vs. Providence (February 7, 2015)
Blocks 2 vs. Butler (February 21, 2015)
Steals 5 vs. IUPUI (December 9, 2014)

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