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Johnny Hemsley

position

Guard/forward

Height

6-5

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Baltimore, MD

High School

Southern

Junior 1998-99: Started 29 of 30 games averaging 17.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in a team-high 36.0 minutes per game . . . first team ALL-BIG EAST selection and voted the league’s Most Improved Player . . . named BIG EAST player of the week three times (12-21-98, 1-4-99 and 2-22-99) . . . led team in three-point field goals (70) and three-point field goal attempts (175) . . . ranked second on the team in scoring and assists (88) and was third in blocks (17) . . . ranked fifth in the conference for scoring . . . led team with 29 double figure scoring games including eleven 20-point scoring games and two 30-point scoring games . . . scored in double-figures in the final 25 games of the season. In the Regular Season: Played 37 minutes against Memphis (12-22-98) and recorded 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals . . . was 8-of-16 from the field, including 4-of-8 from three-point range and 2-of-2 from the line . . . poured in a career-high 35 points including the go ahead basket with 17 seconds remaining to lead Miami to a win at Georgetown (12-30-98) . . . was 11-20 from the field, including 5-9 from three-point range and 8-8 from the line . . . recorded 19 points, four rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes against No. 9 St. John’s (1-6-99) . . . scored 18 points, all in the first half, against No. 1 ranked Connecticut . . . played a career-high 44 minutes and registered three rebounds, one steal and a career-high 3 blocked shots . . . poured in a game-high 29 points against No. 9 St. John’s (2-3-99) . . . played the entire 40 minutes and was 7-17 from the floor, 3-8 from three-point range and 12-13 from the line . . . also registered six rebounds, two assists, one block and three steals . . . scored a game-high 26 points at No. 18 Syracuse (2-8-99) . . . connected on 5-13 from the field, 3-6 from three-point range and 8-8 from the line . . . poured in a game-high 26 points against Villanova (2-16-99) connecting on 10-15 from the field including 6-10 from three-point range . . . scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down seven rebounds in 39 minutes of action at No. 2 ranked Connecticut (2-20-99). In the Big East Tournament: Averaged a team-high 19.0 points per game in the Hurricanes’ two games . . . also averaged 5.0 rebounds while shooting 8-18 (.444) from three-point range . . . recorded 18 points and six rebounds in the Hurricanes’ win over Georgetown (3-4-99) . . . played the entire 40 minutes against St. John’s (3-5-99) and recorded 20 points and four rebounds. In the NCAA Tournament: Averaged 22 points, five rebounds and 2.5 steals in the Hurricanes’ two games . . . was 15-of-28 (.536) from the field including 9-of-14 (.643) from three-point range in Miami’s two NCAA tournament games . . . scored 31 points in Miami’s opening round game against Lafayette (3-12-99) connecting on a University of Miami and NCAA East Regional record nine three-point baskets . . . recorded 13 points and seven rebounds in the Hurricanes’ second round game against Purdue (3-14-99)

1998 South America Tour: Played and started in all four games . . . was second on the team in scoring with a 14.0 points per game average . . . also averaged 3.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game . . . hit a team high-five three pointers and was 15-of-16 (.938) from the line . . . recorded nine points, four rebounds and tied for team-high honors with six assists against Boca Juniors . . . registered 16 points, three assists and two steals in the Hurricanes’ victory over Andino Sports Club . . . recorded seven points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal against the Argentine National Team . . . scored 22 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in the tour finale against Welcome Athletic Club.

Sophomore 1997-98: Played in 24 games making 18 starts . . . ranked second on the team in scoring (14.1 ppg), third in rebounding (4.3 rpg) and fourth in minutes played (718) . . . was second on team in free throw percentage (.786) . . . scored in double figures in 20 of 24 games and led the team in scoring on seven occasions . . . had five 20-point games to rank second on team. In the Regular Season: Recorded a team-high 18 points against St. John’s (1-13-98) . . . recorded a team-high 20 points to go with three rebounds, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes against Pittsburgh (1-3-98) . . . was 8-of-18 from the floor, including 1-of-4 from three point range, and 3-of-3 from the line . . . named BIG EAST Player of the Week for week ending Jan. 4 after leading Miami to wins at Seton Hall and at Pittsburgh . . . led Miami with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in 35 minutes against Seton Hall (12-31-97) . . . double-double was first of his career  . . . scored a career high 22 points, 20 in the second half, and pulled down six rebounds against Georgia State . . . was 6-of-8 from the field and 10-of-10 from the line in 27 minutes of action . . . recorded 20 points and six rebounds at Jacksonville (11-29-97) . . . connected on 6-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-4 from three point range and 6-of-6 from the line . . . scored 18 points vs. 17th ranked UNC Charlotte (11-21-97) . . . made first career start against Southern Illinois (11-14-97) recording 16 points in 24 minutes of action. In the BIG EAST Tournament: Played 34 minutes off the bench and recorded a team-high 20 points in opening round loss to Georgetown (3-4-98) t the BIG EAST Tournament . . . was 8-of-16 from the field, including 2-of-8 from three-point range, and pulled down four rebounds. In the NCAA Tournament: Came off the bench in Miami’s NCAA Tournament game against UCLA (3-13-98) and earned Cheverolet Player of the Game honors recording his second double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Freshman 1996-97: Appeared in 24 games and averaged 12.4 minutes per game . . . converted 19-of-24 free throw attempts (.792). In the Regular Season: Tied for team-high honors with 11 points and recorded a season-high four rebounds in  Miami’s upset win over 7th ranked Villanova (1-11-97) . . . had nine points and registered season-highs in assists (3), steals (3) and minutes (23) against Lehigh (12-30-96) . . . had eight points and three rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench in collegiate debut against Buffalo (11-22-96). In the BIG EAST Tournament: Recorded two points, two assists and one steal in two games  . . . played nine minutes in Miami’s win over St. John’s (3-5-97) recording one assist . . . did not score shooting 0-of-1 from the floor . . . scored two points in 10 minutes off the bench against Georgetown (3-6-97) . . . was 1-for-3 from the floor and recorded one assist and one steal. In the National Invitational Tournament: Played 11 minutes off the bench recording four points, on 2-of-4 shooting and one rebound against Michigan (3-13-97).

High School: Southern High in Baltimore, MD . . . earned Street & Smith’s honorable mention All-America status in both his junior and senior seasons . . . was a two-time All-Metro selection by the Baltimore Sun . . . averaged 17.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists as a senior while leading Southern to a 24-3 record, a state Class 4A Championship and a 10th place ranking in the final 1996 USA Today Top 25 High School Poll . . . Baltimore’s top high school prospect and the lone Baltimore-area player to play in the Capital Classic . . . four-year starter who helped guide Southern in his senior year . . . Coached by Meredith Smith.

Personal:  Liberal Arts major . . . full name is John Richard Hemsley . . . born August 25, 1977 in Trenton, NJ . . . parents are Richard and Karen Hemsley . . . has six brothers (Kay-25, Power-24, Nate-23, Under-23, Brian-18, Irin-16) . . . chose UM over Georgetown, Maryland, California and Pittsburgh . . . like listening to music in his free time and lists basketball, baseball and video games among his hobbies.

 

 
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
 1996-97  24  0  298    30  87  .345  4  16  .250  19  24  .792  12  25  37    24    14  25  3  9  83  
 1997-98  24  18  718    123  300  .410  29  96  .271  66  84  .786  27  75  102    69    44  60  8  22  338  
 1998-99  30  29  1079    183  408  .449  70  175  .400  98  125  .784  46 96   142    51    68  80  17  43  534  
1999-00
 30  29  1075    194  488  .398  64  200  .320  90  106  .849  36  72  108  3.6  64  2  52  69  9  39  542  18.1
TOTAL  108  76  3170    530  1283  1.602  167  487  1.241  273  339  3.211  121  268  389    208    178  234  37  113  1497