| Jai Lucas
Returns for his first full season in the backcourt rotation ... played in 23 games (one start) last year after becoming eligible against No. 10/10 North Carolina on Dec. 19 (NCAA transfer rules) ... led the team in three-point field goal percentage (.462, 12-of-26) and recorded a 33-to-17 (1.94 ratio) assist-to-turnover ratio as a junior ... transferred from the University of Florida and enrolled in classes at Texas beginning in the Spring 2009 semester ... per NCAA transfer rules, he practiced with the team in Spring 2009 but was not able to participate in games or travel with the team ... earned a spot on the Spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
As a Senior in 2010-11:
Appeared in 35 games on the season ... posted eight points (3-of-6 FG) and three assists against Louisiana Tech (Nov. 10) ... scored eight points in back-to-back games against Sam Houston State and Rice (Nov. 23 and Nov. 27) ... in a UT career high 30 minutes, dished out a season-high four assists, matching his career-high while at Texas, against North Florida (Dec. 14) ... scored a season-high 13 points (5-of-7 FG) along with a career-high six rebounds against Arkansas (Jan. 4) ... posted five points and two rebounds against Texas Tech (Jan. 11).
As a Junior in 2009-10:
Played in 23 games (one start) ... led the team in three-point field goal percentage (.462, 12-of-26) ... posted a 33-to-17 (1.94 ratio) assist-to-turnover ratio on the year ... averaged 2.7 points and 1.4 assists in 10.3 minutes per game ... saw his first action in a Texas uniform and played six minutes against No. 10/10 North Carolina ... recorded a season-high 15 points (5-of-7 threes) in 15 minutes against Gardner-Webb (Dec. 29) ... posted nine points (3-of-4 FG, 2-of-3 threes), two rebounds and two assists against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Jan. 2) ... dished out three assists and added seven points (3-of-5 FG) at Arkansas (Jan. 5) ... recorded seven points (3-of-6 FG) and three assists at No. NR/21 Connecticut (Jan. 23) ... made his first start as a Longhorn against Oklahoma (Mar. 1) ... set his UT career high with 22 minutes and matched his season highs with three assists and two rebounds against Iowa State (Mar. 10) in the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
Spent his freshman season and the Fall 2008 semester at Florida (2007-08) ... earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team ... started all 36 games for the Gators ... averaged 8.5 points per game and converted a team-high 43.5 percent of his three-point field goal attempts (37-of-85) ... helped the Gators post a 24-12 record (8-8 SEC, 4th East) and advance to the MasterCard Postseason NIT semifinals ... hit 43.2 percent of his three-point attempts during league play (16-of-37) ... posted 15 double-figure scoring games (fourth on the team) ... converted 71.4 percent from the free throw line (50-of-70) ... tallied 15 points, five assists and three boards in a win against Rutgers ... recorded 15 points against Vermont ... posted a season-high 19 points (6-of-6 FT) in a win at Alabama ... registered seven of his 16 points (7-of-9 FG) in the final 3:30 to lead the Gators to a home win against Auburn ... tallied 13 points in the home victory against Georgia ... recorded 13 points and four rebounds at Kentucky ... registered 10 points and two assists in the win against Creighton in the Postseason NIT Second Round.
Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas (head coach Bruce Glover) ... three-year starter who led Bellaire to three consecutive District 21-5A titles ... three-time District 21-5A Player of the Year ... McDonald's All-American, Parade All-American (second team) and Jordan All-American as a senior ... averaged a team-high 26.3 points and 7.5 assists per game during his senior season ... led Bellaire to the 2006 Region III championship as a junior.
Full name is Jai Powell Lucas ... son of John, Jr. and Deedgra ... father was a 14-year NBA veteran (1976-90), who played for the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Washington Bullets, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks and Seattle Supersonics ...father was also a former NBA head coach (San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers) ... has an older brother (John III) and older sister (Tarvia) ... John III played college basketball at Baylor and Oklahoma State, leading OSU to the Final Four in 2004 ... born Dec. 5, 1988 in Houston, Texas.