Nov. 09. 2016
Theo John Joins Marquette Men's Basketball Program
Highly regarded prep standout Theo John (Minneapolis, MN/Champlin Park HS) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Marquette University men’s basketball program, head coach Steve Wojciechowski announced Wednesday morning.
John, 6-9, 230-pounder, will arrive on campus in the summer of 2017 and have four years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles.
“We are thrilled that Theo is joining our basketball family here at Marquette,” Wojciechowski said. “He is an outstanding young man from a terrific family. While his best basketball is still ahead of him, he has proven himself to be one of the best rebounders and rim protectors in high school basketball.
“He has a very strong work ethic and a desire to improve,” Wojciechowski added. “Today is a great day for Marquette basketball.”
A three-year letterwinner at Champlin Park High School under head coach Mark Tuchscherer, John has helped the Rebels to a 77-11 record during his tenure and three conference championships. He averaged 14.0 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game as a junior and claimed all-conference accolades for the second-straight year.
As a sophomore, John chipped in 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game, helping the team to a 31-1 record and an appearance in the state tournament championship game. Champlin Park was ranked in the top-25 nationally that season and fell to Apple Valley by just three points in the title matchup.
John has competed on the AAU circuit for Howard Pulley.