D.J. Augustin (2007-08)
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Consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore (The Associated Press, USBWA, NABC, John R. Wooden All-America team, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News) ... the fifth player in UT history to earn consensus first-team All-America honors (Jack Gray, 1935; Chris Mihm, 2000; T.J. Ford, 2003; Kevin Durant, 2007) ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division First Team (3.64 cumulative GPA, education major) ... became the 15th player in NCAA history (since 1962-63) to earn both first-team All-America and first-team Academic All-America accolades in the same season ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection ... earned the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard ... one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA National Player of the Year) ... USBWA All-District VII Team and Player of the Year ... NABC All-District 9 First Team ... All-Big 12 First Team (coaches and media) ... NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team ... has played in 73 career games ... became the 29th player in UT history to score 1,000 career points ... ranks fifth on UT's career assists list (452), fourth on the three-point percentage list (.402) and ninth on the free-throw percentage list (.808) ... ranks 18th on the UT career scoring list (1,234 points) ... Honorable Mention All-America choice by The Associated Press and a consensus Freshman All-American in 2006-07 ... shared team MVP honors with National Player of the Year Kevin Durant ... led the Big 12 Conference and ranked fourth nationally in assists (6.7 apg) ... started all 35 games as a freshman ... had the fourth-highest single-season assist total in UT history and the 10th highest in Big 12 history (233) ... spent the first session of summer school going head-to-head against current Toronto Raptors point guard and former UT star T.J. Ford (2002-03) in pickup games, as Ford returned to campus to attend classes ... one of 10 collegiate point guards selected to participate in the first Steve Nash Skills Academy, a three-day camp emphasizing skill development and individual improvement held during the last weekend in June at Kean University (Union, N.J.) ... McDonald's All-American in 2006.
As a Sophomore in 2007-08
Consensus first-team All-American (The Associated Press, USBWA, NABC, John R. Wooden All-America team, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News) ... the fifth player in UT history to earn consensus first-team All-America honors (Jack Gray, 1935; Chris Mihm, 2000; T.J. Ford, 2003; Kevin Durant, 2007) ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division First Team (3.64 cumulative GPA, education major) ... became the 15th player in NCAA history (since 1962-63) to earn both first-team All-America and first-team Academic All-America accolades in the same season ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection ... earned the Bob Cousy Award as the nation's top point guard ... one of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA National Player of the Year) ... USBWA All-District VII Team and Player of the Year ... NABC All-District 9 First Team ... All-Big 12 First Team (coaches and media) ... NCAA South Regional All-Tournament Team ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team ... Dick Vitale's Midseason "Super Seven" selection ... Rivals.com "Early Season" National Player of the Year ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 7) ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 10) ... The Sporting News National Player of the Week (Dec. 3) ... Stub Hub! Legends Classic MVP ... started all 38 games ... led the Big 12 in assists (5.8 apg) and ranks second in scoring (19.2 ppg) ... ranks fourth on UT's single-season scoring list (731) and sixth on the single-season assists list (219) ... registered double figures in assists four times with three point-assist double-doubles ... had nineteen 20-point games and two 30-point games ... scored in double-figures in 34 games ... ranked second on the team and fourth in the Big 12 in free-throw percentage (.783) ... second on the team and tied for fourth in the Big 12 in made three-pointers (74) and second on the team in steals (47) ... ranks fifth in the Big 12 in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.09) ... led Texas to a 30-1 record when leading with four minutes to go ... registered a season-high 11 assists against UC Davis (Nov. 16) ... had 25 points and secured a double-double with 10 assists against New Mexico State (Nov. 23) ... also matched his career high in steals with four ... followed with 23 points (7-of-14 FG, 4-of-8 threes, 5-of-6 FT) and eight assists in the Stub Hub! Legends Classic Championship Game win over No. 7/7 Tennessee (Nov. 24) ... had a third consecutive 20-point game with 20 points (7-of-11 FG, 4-of-6 threes) and four steals against Texas Southern (Nov. 28) ... led the team with 19 points (8-of-15 FG) in a road victory at No. 2/1 UCLA (Dec. 2) ... had his third double-double with 29 points (9-of-14) and 10 assists and set a career high in made free throws (11-of-12) against North Texas (Dec. 5) ... scored 24 points (8-of-16 FG, 8-of-12 FT) against Texas State (Dec. 15) ... matched his career high in made free throws (11-of-12) as part of 24 points and five rebounds against Oral Roberts (Dec. 18) ... registered 22 points (3-of-7 threes) and six assists without a turnover against No. 9/10 Michigan State (Dec. 22) ... had 16 points and nine assists against Wisconsin (Dec. 29) ... recorded a season-high 30 points (11-of-22 FG, 7-of-7 FT) with four assists and one turnover against No. 24 Saint Mary's (Jan. 5) ... totaled 25 points (8-of-16 FG), five rebounds and five assists with one turnover against Colorado (Jan. 19) ... had 26 points (7-of-16 FG, 9-10 FT) at Oklahoma State (Jan. 21) ... had seven assists and one turnover against Baylor (Feb. 2) ... followed with seven assists along with 19 points and a season-high six rebounds at Oklahoma (Feb. 6) ... dished out 10 assists with only two turnovers and pulled down six rebounds at Baylor (Feb. 16) ... led the team with 27 points (9-of-14 FG, 3-of-5 threes, 6-of-7 FT) and nine assists against No. 22/22 Texas A&M (Feb. 18) ... scored 19 points (8-of-14 FG) against Oklahoma (Feb. 23) ... posted 24 points (9-of-19 FG) and five assists and equaled his career high with four steals at Kansas State (Feb. 25) ... registered the third 30-point game of his career on a career-high 13 FG at Texas Tech (Mar. 1) ... recorded 22 points (9-of-16 FG, 4-of-7 threes) and five assists against Nebraska (Mar. 4) ... tallied 20 points (6-of-14 FG, 2-of-5 threes, 6-of-7 FT against Oklahoma State (Mar. 9) ... made a career-high five three-pointers (on eight attempts) as part of 24 points (6-of-11 FG, 7-of-8 FT) against Oklahoma State (Mar. 14) ... dished out nine assists to go along with 20 points (7-of-18 FG, 4-of-7 threes) against No. 5/5 Kansas (Mar. 16) ... averaged 20.3 ppg on 19-of-39 FG (.487) and 9-of-15 threes (.600) and 14-of-16 FTs (.875) in the Big 12 Championship ... delivered eight assists with just one turnover against Austin Peay (Mar. 21) ... dished out eight assists with three steals against Miami, Fla. (Mar. 23) ... set his NCAA Tournament career high with 23 points (10-of-18 FG, 2-of-4 threes) in addition to seven assists and five rebounds against No. 10/11 Stanford ... in seven postseason games, posted 42 assists to just 15 turnovers (2.8-to-1 ratio).
As a Freshman in 2006-07
Emerged as one of the top point guards in the Big 12 Conference, if not the nation, despite being a freshman ... Honorable Mention All-America choice by The Associated Press ... consensus Freshman All-American ... All-Big 12 Second Team choice by the league's coaches and The Associated Press ... Big 12 All-Rookie Team pick ... one of 10 players selected to the USBWA All-District VII team ... NABC All-District 9 First Team selection ... shared team MVP honors with Kevin Durant (voted on by players) ... led the Big 12 and ranked fourth nationally in assists (6.7 apg) ... his 233 assists rank second on the UT freshman list and third on the Big 12 freshman chart ... the total also ranks fourth on Texas' overall season chart ... posted at least six assists in 23 of the 35 contests ... led the team in 3-point percentage (.441) and ranked second in free throw percentage (.838), steals (53) and minutes played (35.6 mpg) ... third on the team in scoring (14.4 ppg) ... his 503 points mark the fourth-highest season total by a freshman in Big 12 history (second at UT behind Kevin Durant) ... named the "Co-Diaper Dandy of the Week" by Dick Vitale at ESPN.com on Dec. 11 and earned "Diaper Dandy of the Week" honors from Vitale on Feb. 12 ... four-time recipient of Phillips 66 Big 12 Rookie of the Week award (Dec. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and Mar. 5) ... posted a 2.03 assist-to-turnover ratio (233 assists, 115 turnovers) on the year, the fifth-best single-season mark in school history ... improved his numbers from non-conference to Big 12 play, recording a 2.23 assist-to-turnover ratio (118 assists against just 53 turnovers) in league games ... recorded five double-digit assist games ... reached double figures in scoring in 22 of the last 28 games, including seven 20-point performances ... recorded a game-high 25 points (9-of-16 FG, 7-of-7 FT) to go along with six rebounds and five assists in the win against No. 9 LSU (Dec. 10) in Houston ... recorded 20 points and a career-best 13 assists in the overtime loss at Tennessee (Dec. 23) ... the 13 assists are tied for the second-highest total by a freshman in UT history ... tallied 25 points while converting 5-of-6 three-pointers in the loss at Villanova (Jan. 20) ... in a three-game stretch from Jan. 24 to Jan. 31, he recorded 32 assists against just eight turnovers ... had 10 assists against two turnovers in the win at Nebraska (Jan. 24) ... posted 11 assists against just one turnover in the home win against Baylor (Jan. 27) ... tallied 11 assists to go along with 14 points in the victory at Texas Tech (Jan. 31) ... registered 23 points (12-of-13 FT) and five assists in the loss at No. 6 Texas A&M (Feb. 5) ... had his best overall performance of the year in the home win against Iowa State (Feb. 10), posting a career-high 31 points while hitting 9-of-13 field goals (3-of-5 threes) and 10-of-10 free throws ... added six assists against just two turnovers and tied his career high in steals (four) against Iowa State ... tied the UT single-game record for free throw percentage (min. 10 attempts) by hitting 10-of-10 from the stripe against Iowa State ... became the 14th player at Texas to accomplish the feat since the 1960-61 season ... recorded 19 points and eight assists in the home win against No. 18 Oklahoma State (Feb. 12) ... tallied 16 points (5-of-10 FG, 3-of-5 threes) and six assists in 38 minutes against Texas Tech (Feb. 20) ... notched 18 points (8-of-10 FT) and five assists in playing all 40 minutes at Oklahoma (Feb. 24) ... matched his second-highest scoring performance of the season with 25 points (8-of-16 FG, 2-of-5 threes) to go along with seven assists and five rebounds in 48 minutes during the double-overtime win against No. 7 Texas A&M (Feb. 28) ... recorded his third double-double with 19 points (7-of-14 FG, 2-of-4 threes) and tied his career high with 13 assists while playing all 40 minutes at No. 3 Kansas (Mar. 3) ... posted a 3.2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio (16-to-5) in three games at the Big 12 Championship ... registered 15 points (6-of-7 FT) and six assists in 39 minutes against Oklahoma State (Mar. 10) in the semifinals of the Big 12 Championship ... registered 19 points (6-12 FG, 6-6 FT), seven assists and two steals in 40 minutes against New Mexico State (Mar. 16) during the First Round of the NCAA Tournament ... one of seven team members to earn a spot on the Spring 2007 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (minimum 3.0 GPA).
Played his senior season at Fort Bend Hightower High School in Sugar Land, Texas (head coach David Peavy) ... family was forced to leave their home in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina in late August of 2005 ... received his diploma from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans ... McDonald's All-American ... fourth-team All-American by Parade Magazine ... ranked as the No. 29 prospect nationally by Scout.com following his senior year ... posted seven points and three assists while playing alongside UT recruit Kevin Durant for the victorious West team in the McDonald's All-American Game in San Diego (March 29) ... registered 15 points, four assists and three steals in the adidas Derby Festival All-Star Classic in Louisville, Ky. (April 15) ... Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Class 5A all-state choice in his senior season ... MVP of District 20-5A ... averaged 19 points, 6.1 assists and 5.7 steals per game while leading Hightower to the 5A Region III quarterfinals as a senior ... played his freshman, sophomore and junior years at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans (head coach John Lavie) ... led Brother Martin to back-to-back Louisiana 5A state titles as a sophomore and junior ... earned MVP honors during both state tournaments ... averaged 21.2 points and 5.3 assists per contest while pacing Brother Martin to a 39-2 record as a junior ... named the New Orleans Times-Picayune Player of the Year following his junior year ... played alongside fellow UT recruit Damion James on the USA Red Team which earned the bronze medal at the 2005 USA Youth Development Festival in San Diego (June 7-10).
Full name is Darryl Gerard Augustin, Jr. ... parents gave him the name "D.J." at birth (stands for Darryl, Jr.) ... son of Darryl and Vanessa Augustin ... has two older sisters, Mia and Greer ... born Nov. 10, 1987 in New Orleans, La.