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#2 D.J. Strawberry
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 201
Year: Senior
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
High School: Mater Dei
Experience: 3 Letters
On Strawberry: An All-ACC and ACC All-Defensive Team nominee ... ranks 14th on the school's all-time steals list with 133 career thefts ... has played in 77 career games, making 38 starts ... has scored in double figures 28 times ... only returning player to have started all 32 games a season ago ... recorded at least three steals in 22 career games ... gives the Terps versatility in the backcourt ... aggressive defender who covers end to end ... has the ability to lead the team on the fast break.

Williams on Strawberry: "D.J. is one of the best all-around guards in the country and has earned a national reputation as that type of player. He has sacrificed for us by playing point guard, but I think this will be a season where it all comes together for him."

As a Junior in 2005-06: Only Terrapin to start all 32 games in 2005-06 ... named All-ACC Defensive Team Honorable Mention ... averaged 10.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... led the team and ranked sixth in the ACC with 1.6 steals per game ... led the Terps and ranked seventh in the league with 4.0 assists per contest ... ranked tenth in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.36) ... became the eighth Terrapin in the last 20 years to lead the team in assists and steals ... scored in double figures 19 times and recorded at least three steals on 10 occasions ... tallied 10 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds against Boston College in the ACC Tournament (March 10) ... connected on 9-of-10 free throws en route to 15 points against Georgia Tech in ACC Tournament (March 9) ... recorded a career-high eight rebounds and posted six points and five assists at Florida State (Feb. 22) ... played a career-high 44 minutes against Georgia Tech (Feb. 18) and finished with 12 points, six assists, five rebounds, and four steals ... recorded 12 points and four assists against Duke (Feb. 11) ... scored a career-high 19 points against Virginia (Feb. 7) ... tallied a team-high 14 points at N.C. State (Feb. 5) ... posted 14 points, five rebounds, and three steals against North Carolina (Feb. 2) ... recorded a game-high eight assists against Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) ... scored 14 points and finished with three assists against Miami (Jan. 7) ... scored a team-high 16 points in 20 minutes against VMI (Dec. 31) ... scored 13 points and dished out four assists in 24 minutes against Western Carolina (Dec. 7) ... finished with 14 points, five assists, and four steals against Minnesota (Nov. 30) ... recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 12 assists against Nichols State (Nov. 27) ... scored 16 points and finished with 4 assists and three rebounds against Gonzaga (Nov. 21).

As a Sophomore in 2004-05: Played in 14 games, starting three, before being sidelined by injury for the final 18 games ... tore his right ACL while making a cut in practice ... started three of the four games prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice on Jan. 17 ... averaged 21.4 minutes per appearance ... recorded multiple steals in eight of his 14 games played ... was one of six Terps in double figures (11 points) in the overtime win over Florida State in ACC opener (Dec. 19) ... made a crucial steal and bucket to give Maryland its first lead in overtime against the Seminoles ... also had four boards against FSU and a career-high tying four steals ... registered two assists in nine of the Terps' first 11 games ... registered 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting, including a 3-for-3 effort from behind the arc, in 17 minutes against UNC Asheville ... also contributed three steals and three assists in the game ... scored in double figures in the first two games of the season, with 11 points vs. Jackson State (Nov. 19) and 13 vs. Mercer (Nov. 23) ... netted double-digits in five of the first eight games of the season.

As a Freshman in 2003-04: Saw action in 31 games and led all Terrapin freshmen with a 20 minutes per game average ... earned honorable mention ACC All-Freshman team honors ... recorded at least one steal in 24 games on the season and finished third among Terp players with 51 thefts (1.65 steals per game) ... scored nine points and had a career-high six rebounds in 22 minutes during his NCAA Tournament debut vs. UTEP (March 18) ... tied a then career-high by playing 30 minutes vs. Wake Forest in the ACC Quarterfinals (March 12), and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line for nine points ... netted 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting and added five boards, two blocks and three steals vs. Clemson (Feb. 24) ... contributed nine points, two assists and four steals at Duke (Feb. 22) ... hit double figures in scoring vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 19) with 10 points in only 17 minutes, and added four rebounds ... registered 12 points, five rebounds, and two steals in the Terps' home win over Florida State (Feb. 8) ... posted a nine-point, three-steal effort at Virginia (Feb. 4), which included a key steal in the final seconds to seal the Terps' road victory ... netted a career-high 17 points on 7-of-8 field goals, including a 2-for-2 performance from long range at home vs. Pepperdine (Dec. 14) ... filled in at the point guard position and contributed five points, four boards, two assists and two steals in the Terps' win at No. 1 Florida (Dec. 10) ... critical steal in the game's winning moments set Maryland up for the victory ... named ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 16 for his efforts vs. Florida and Pepperdine ... registered nine points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks vs. George Mason (Nov. 25) ... scored seven points and had five rebounds in only 17 minutes vs. American (Nov. 22) in collegiate debut.

At Mater Dei: Averaged 13.1 points per game and 4.4 rebounds in leading Mater Dei to a 35-2 record and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state title as a senior ... also averaged 2.3 assists per game and 2.0 steals ... garnered first team All-CIF accolades following his senior season ... merited first team All-Serra League and first team All-Orange County honors as a junior and senior ... guarded LeBron James as the Monarchs took on St. Vincent's-St. Mary's as a senior ... held James to .333 field-goal shooting, including an 0-for-8 3-point shooting performance ... also forced James into seven turnovers ... scored 12 points as a participant in Baltimore's Charm City Challenge with Terrapin teammates Hassan Fofana, Will Bowers and Ekene Ibekwe in April 2003 ... netted 13 points as he participated in the Jordan Capital Classic Blue/White game at MCI Center later that month with Bowers.

Personal: D.J. Strawberry ... son of Lisa Watkins and former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry ... has two brothers, Jordan Strawberry (9) and Jesse Watkins (5) ... also has four sisters, Diamond (17), Jade (8) and Jewel Strawberry (4) and Faith Watkins (7) ... interests include baseball and video games ... lists the Washington Wizards as his favorite NBA team and Michael Jordan as his favorite professional basketball player.

Strawberry Career Stats

SeasonG-GSMP-MPGFG-FGAPCT.3FG-FGAPCT.FT-FTAPCT.OFFDEFREBAVGPF-DQASTTOBLKSTLPTSAVG
2003-0431-3620-20.068-139.4896-22.27350-95.5263552872.866-2414718511926.2
2004-0514-3300-21.434-78.4367-26.26925 41.610320231.625-029283241007.1
2005-0632-32988-30.9112-261.42922-62.35583-121.68627821093.491-312894125832910.3
Career77-381908-24.8214-478.44835-110.318158-257.615651542192.8182-5198169331336218.1

STRAWBERRY'S Career Highs
CAREER HIGHS
POINTS 19 vs. Virginia (2/7/06)

REBOUNDS 8 at Florida State (2/22/06)

FG 7 (3x) last vs. Gonzaga (11/21/05)
FGA 15 vs. North Carolina (2/2/06)
3 FG 3 vs. UNC Asheville (12/12/04)
3 FGA 6 (2x) last vs. Virginia (2/7/06)
FT 9 vs. Georgia Tech-ACC (3/9/06)
FTA 11 at Virginia (2/4/04)
ASSISTS 12 vs. Nicholls State (11/27/05)
BLOCKS 2 (6x) last vs. Georgia Tech-ACC (3/9/06)
STEALS 4 (8x) last vs. Georgia Tech (2/18/06)
MINUTES 44 vs. Georgia Tech (2/18/06)


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