Northwestern vs. Cornell - November 10, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
2007-08: Averaged a career-best 6.2 points per game while appearing in 29 of the team's 30 contests ... Led the team with a .920 free throw percentage (23-25) ... Scored at least 8 points off the bench in each of the first 10 games of the season ... Notched 11 of 14 points in the second half in a win at Western Michigan (12/8) ... Posted a career-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor in a win over Savannah State (12/1) ... Tallied nine points while tying a season high with four rebounds at No. 17 Wisconsin (1/19) ... Scored 11 points while tying a season high with five assists at Iowa (2/19) ... Scored in double figures in six consecutive games from Nov. 27-Jan. 2, averaging 14.3 points per game over that stretch ... Knocked down two 3-pointers in as many attempts at No. 11 Indiana (2/3).
2006-07: Played in all 31 games with five starts, averaging 4.3 points ... Made his first career start at Wisconsin (2/3) and started the next four games after that ... Made 14-straight FT's against Texas-Pan American (2/21) and Purdue (2/24) ... Made a career-high 9-of-9 from the line in the win over UTPA (2/21) and made all five attempts in the loss to Purdue (2/24) ... Shot 81 percent from the line overall (30-of-37) ... Scored a career-high 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting with two 3-pointers in the win over Northwestern State (12/31) ... In his very first game wearing the Purple and White he scored 11 points and hit a career-best three 3-pointers ... Tied that mark with 11 points in the win over UPR-Mayaguez at the San Juan Shootout (12/20) ... Had five double-digit scoring games overall.
2005-06: Sat out the season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
2004-05 (at Rice): Played in 26 of the Owls' 31 games as Rice advanced to NIT for second-straight year and had a 19-12 record ... Finished with 39 assists and 12 steals, while scoring 22 points ... Played eight minutes and had three points, two rebounds and two assists in NIT loss at Southwest Missouri State (3/16) ... Four points and two rebounds at Tulsa (2/12) ... Had seven-assist games against Rockhurst (2/8) and Grambling (12/6) ... Also came up with four steals and two rebounds vs. Grambling ... Three points, two assists in 11 minutes at Hawaii (1/27) ... Five assists in 11 minutes vs. Tulsa (1/15) ... Season-high five points vs. Boise State (1/8).
2003-04 (at Rice): Participated in 23 of the Owls' 33 games as a freshman, as Rice advanced to NIT and finished with a 22-11 record ... Had an assist in 15 of those contests ... Dished out two assists apiece vs. Idaho State (11/21), at Louisiana Tech (1/5), vs. SMU (1/20) and vs. San Jose State (1/31) ... Played a season-high 12 minutes vs. Dallas (12/30), scoring two points and grabbing a season-high three rebounds ... Tallied season-high four points at Nevada (1/24).
High School: Graduate of Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill. ... Four-year starter in basketball ... Led Friars to back-to-back conference titles, including a 23-4 record as a senior ... Averaged 18 points, five assists and five rebounds per game as a senior ... Three-time all-league selection ... All-area honoree by the Chicago Sun-Times ... Nominated for McDonald's High School All-America Team and Illinois' "Mr. Basketball" Award as the state's top player ... High school coach was John Quinn ... Member of school's academic honor roll.
Personal: Born Jason Andrew Okrzesik on 11/20/1984 ... Son of Randy and Kathy Okrzesik ... Father played basketball at Valparaiso ... Mother earned her master's degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern ... Has an uncle (Robert Okrzesik) who played college basketball at Tulsa ... Major is communication studies.