AN OVERVIEW James Devan "J.D." Weatherspoon, Jr. returned to the Buckeye roster prior to the East Regional in March after being ruled ineligible academically for the winter quarter. He played sparingly as a rookie, but has potential to live up to his repulation as an athletic high-flyer during his sophomore season. A three-start recruit, Weatherspoon came into his freshman campaign heralded for his shot-blocking ability and perimeter game.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11) Played in 10 games during the first half of the season, averaging 1.8 points and 0.8 rebounds per game in those appearances Was ruled academically ineligible and missed the second half of the 2010-11 season
Notable Games in 2010-11 Posted a career-high seven points in nine minutes against Western Carolina (12/12/10), going 3-for-4 from the field Played a career-high 10 minutes in the season opener against North Carolina A&T (11/12/10), scoring three points One of six freshmen to see first minutes in a Buckeye uniform vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12/10); all six tallied at least two points
PRIOR TO OHIO STATE Averaged nearly 15 points and 8.0 rebounds a game as a junior and was Northland High School's leading scorer (18 pts.) in state championship game victory in 2009, the first title in school history As a senior at Northland, averaged 13.5 points and 6.0 rebounds for a team ranked No. 1 nationally His high school team finished 23-1 as a senior, 27-1 junior, 21-1 as sophomore and 24-1 as a freshman, including an four-year undefeated record in Columbus City League games Played for All-Ohio Red with Jordan Sibert, Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft Son of James and Patrice Weatherspoon with siblings Jasmine, Jeana and JeJuan, and played for James "Satch" Sullinger at Northland
Weatherspoon's Career Bests Points 7, vs. Western Carolina (12/12/10) Rebounds 3, vs. Western Carolina (12/12/10) Assists 2, vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12/10) Blocks Steals 1, vs. UNC Asheville (12/21/10) Minutes 13, vs. UNC Wilmington (11/20/10) FGs 3, vs. Western Carolina (12/12/10) FGA 4 (2x), last vs. Western Carolina (12/12/10) 3FGs 3FGA 2, vs. North Carolina A&T (11/12/10) FTs 1 (2x), last vs. Western Carolina (12/12/10) FTA 4, vs. UNC Asheville (12/21/10) Off. Reb 1 (2x), last vs. Oakland (12/23/10) Def. Reb 3, vs. Western Carolina (12/12/10)