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    Aaron Jennings
    Aaron Jennings

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Atkins, Iowa

    High School:
    Benton Community

    Height / Weight:
    6-11 / 240

    Position:
    Center



    ? Finished his career fifth on NU?s all-time list with 90 blocked shots.

    2002-03: Started every game this season ? Finished third on the team in scoring with 11.3 ppg ? Led the 'Cats with 36 blocked shots, which placed him sixth on NU's single-season list ? Placed second on the team with 4.6 rebounds per contest and tied for second with 31 three-point field goals ? Had 27 steals (good for third on the team) and 55 assists (tied for fourth on the team) ? Had 18 double-figure scoring games ? Led NU in scoring nine times and rebounding a team-high 11 times ? According to Stats, Inc., finished second behind only Minnesota?s Rick Rickert for most three-point baskets made by a player 6-foot-11 or taller nationally ? Tallied 15 points -- 12 of them in the extra sessions -- in NU?s double-overtime win against Penn State (3/1) ? Scored 13 points and snared team-leading seven rebounds, and added four assists and two blocked shots vs. Illinois at the United Center (2/22) ? Scored career-high 20 points (7-of-11 from the field) and knocked down four three-point baskets to lead all players vs. Purdue (2/12); also had six rebounds ? Led team with 15 points at Ohio State (2/1) ? Scored 16 points vs. Wisconsin (2/8) ? Scored 13 points and tied career high with three steals at Wisconsin (1/29) ? Led NU with 16 points and eight boards at Minnesota (1/25) ? Scored 16 points in Big Ten opener vs. Iowa (1/8), followed that up with 14 at Purdue (1/11) and 10 at Indiana (1/15) ? Set then-career high with 19 points, had seven rebounds and four assists vs. Buffalo (12/30) ? Tied a career high with five assists vs. UIC (12/19) ? Matched then-career high with 17 points vs. Elon (12/18) ? Tied then-career highs with 17 points and nine rebounds at N.C. State (12/4) ? Had seven blocked shots, tied for second on NU?s single-game list, vs. New Hampshire (11/25) ? Opened season with team-high 16 points (8-of-11 from the field) and seven rebounds vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (11/22).

    2001-02: Played in every game, starting last 20 ? Averaging 7.1 ppg since he got starting nod (2.4 ppg before that) ? Tied for 11th in Big Ten (conference only) with 0.81 blocked shots per game ? Second on team with 23 blocked shots ? Hit two or more 3-pointers seven times this season, including five Big Ten games ? Matched career high with five assists vs. Michigan at Big Ten Tournament (3/7) ? Had 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and season-high three blocked shots at Penn State (2/16) ? Had blocked shot to prevent tying basket late in win vs. Minnesota (2/13) ? Had 15 points, matching best output in last two seasons, at Purdue (1/23). Also hit career-best three 3-pointers in that game ? Had 12 points and two more treys in next game vs. Buffalo (1/26) ? Had eight points and season-high eight rebounds vs. Iowa (1/19) ? Scored 10 points in NU?s first two Big Ten games, vs. Indiana (1/2) and at Iowa (1/9) ? Had 14 points in first start of season, vs. UL-Lafayette at azcentral.com Hoops Classic (12/28).

    2000-01: Played in all 30 games, tying an NU single-season record ? Started the season opener against Arkansas-Little Rock ? Averaged 14.8 minutes per game overall ? Averaged 6.8 ppg in Big Ten games ? Had seven points in 10 minutes at Michigan (2/28) ? Scored 14 points vs. Minnesota (2/6) ? Scored seven points, tied for team high with four rebounds at Illinois (2/3) ? Had eight points and three assists vs. Michigan State (1/24) ? Led team with 13 points in 17 minutes at Purdue (1/20) ? Had nine points, including two 3-pointers, along with three rebounds and two blocked shots at Michigan State (1/10) ? Led team with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots vs. Purdue (1/6) ? Scored 12 points, all in the second half, and added three rebounds and three steals at Ohio State (1/3) ? Had nine points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. St. Peter?s (12/13) ? Had nine points, five boards and two blocked shots vs. Vermont (11/25).

    1999-2000: Played 29 games as a true freshman, starting 12 ? Led the team with 10 points vs. Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament ? Had eight points and six boards at Illinois ? Scored 17 points vs. Michigan ? In a five-game stretch from Feb. 5-19 (Indiana, Rice, Purdue, at Penn State, Illinois) averaged 12.6 pts, 5.2 rebs in 26.4 minutes ? Led the team with 10 points vs. Illinois ? Scored 10 points and grabbed a career-best nine boards at PSU on Feb. 16 ? Scored a career-high 18 points to lead the team vs. Rice on Feb. 9 ? Led the team in scoring and rebounding vs. Indiana on Feb. 5 with 14 points and seven boards (14 pts and 6 rebs in second half) ? Scored 12 points (10 in the first half) and grabbed six boards vs. Jacksonville ? Scored nine points at MSU on Jan. 22.

    High School: First-team all-state, all-region and all-conference as a senior ? Named first-team all-state by the Des Moines Register ? Team captain as a senior ? Averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game as a senior ? Played in Tim Knight?s All-Star Game ? Honorable mention All-American by Blue Ribbon ? Ranked among the top 150 players in the country by Bob Gibbons ?Second-team all-state performer his junior season ? Named MVP of the Wamac conference as a junior ? Led Benton Community to a 15-7 record last year and a Round-of-16 appearance in the state tournament ? Averaged 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks as a junior ? Participated in the Nike camp ? High school coach is Steve Allman ?

    Personal: Born Aaron Michael Jennings on 12/24/80 ? Son of Mike and Pam Jennings ? Attended same high school as Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman Chad Hennings ? Chose Northwestern over Iowa State, Indiana State and Creighton.

    Jennings' Career Highs

    • Points: 20 vs. Purdue (2/12/03)
    • Rebounds: 9, two times
      12/4/02 at N.C. State
      2/16/00 at Penn State
    • Assists: 5, three times
      12/19/02 vs. Illinois-Chicago
      3/7/02 vs. Michigan (Big Ten Tournament)
      12/28/01 vs. La.-Lafayette

    • Blocks: 7 vs. New Hampshire (11/25/02)
    • Steals: 3, three times
      1/29/03 at Wisconsin
      12/13/00 vs. St. Peter?s
      1/3/01 at Ohio State
    • 3-Pointers: 4 vs. Purdue (2/12/03)

    Jennings' Career Stats

    Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3P-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG A TO BL ST PTS AVG
    1999-2000 29-13 570-19.7 60-131 .458 0-1 .000 57-79 .722 103 3.6 15 39 15 12 177 6.1
    2000-01 30-1 445-14.8 52-127 .409 9-32 .281 49-67 .731 71 2.4 31 32 16 13 162 5.4
    2001-02 29-20 538-18.6 59-155 .381 19-59 .322 25-31 .806 87 3.0 34 40 23 17 162 5.6
    2002-03 29-29 909-31.3 119-263 .452 31-88 .352 60-76 .789 133 4.6 55 44 36 27 329 11.3
    Totals 117-63 2,462 290-676 .429 59-180 .328 191-253 .755 394 3.4 135 155 90 69 830 7.1