Jason Duty Career Recap
Worked his way up from a freshman walk-on to a scholarship team leader and team co-captain as a senior ... joined the team in November of 2006 when the Duquesne program, which was decimated by a September campus shooting that left five players injured, was looking for available practice players ... gave up a gig playing guitar and singing vocals for a local band to pursue his college basketball career ... played in 20 games as a freshman and 25 (with nine starts) as a sophomore before starting all 34 games in 2009 ... earned a scholarship in May of 2009 and started 26 times as a senior co-captain ... played in 110 games with 75 starts for his career (4.9 career ppg., 117 assists, 1.5-to-1 assist/turnover ratio) ... finished 10th on Duquesne's all-time list with 123 career 3-pointers ... averaged 20.9 minutes per game for his career ... shot 79.8 percent from the foul line and 35.7 percent from the 3-point arc in 110 games ... two-year co-captain ... helped Duquesne post its first winning season in 14 years with a 17-13 record in 2008 ... helped DU to its first post-season appearance in 15 years (NIT) and first 20-win season since 1981 in 2009 ... helped the Dukes to back-to-back postseason appearances (2010 CBI) for the first time since 1980 & 1981 in 2010 ... played for DU teams that were a combined 64-61 ... named 2010 Duquesne Male Student-Athlete of the Year ... two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District (2009 & 2010) and two-time Atlantic 10 All-Academic team (2009 & 2010) member ... was the fourth player in school history to earn CoSIDA academic honors twice ... was one of 30 candidates for the 2009-10 men's basketball Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... was the first DU player to play four seasons under Ron Everhart.
As a Senior (2009-10)
Played in 31 of 32 games with 26 starts ... averaged 5.3 points per game ... was second of the team with 40 3-pointers ... shot 74.1 percent from the foul line (20-of-27) ... joined Eric Evans as the other regular with a positive assist/turnover ratio (41-21) ... badly jammed his right (shooting) shoulder during the Nov. 25 game at Western Carolina and shot .242 (8-of-33) overall and 5-of-26 from the 3-point arc in the ensuing six games before going 3-of-4 (3-of-3 from 3-point) in scoring all nine of his points in the first half vs. Saint Francis, Pa. ... missed the Dec. 9 WVU game with a sprained ankle suffered late in practice on Dec. 7 ... entered the season as a .364 career 3-point shooter ... went 40-of-117 (.342) from the arc in 2010 ... hit 3-of-4 3-pointers in scoring a season-high 12 points at Dayton ... also scored in double figures on Nov. 25 at Western Carolina (11 points) ... did not try a 3-pointer on Jan. 13 vs. Saint Louis, ending a streak of 52 games with at least one 3-point attempt ... scored nine points off the bench (3-of-5 from 3-point) vs. UMass ... hit two clutch free throws with 22 seconds left to give the Dukes an 81-77 lead in an 83-77 win at Charlotte ... shot .396 (19-of-48) from 3-point in A-10 play.
As a Junior (2008-09)
Was one of four players to start all 34 games ... entered the season as a walk on ... was awarded a scholarship following the season ... averaged 7.4 points in 24.8 minutes per contest ... finished fourth in the Atlantic 10 in 3-point shooting percentage (55-of-133, .414) ... over 70 percent of his 186 field goal attempts came from beyond the 3-point arc ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 28 of his 34 games played ... his 55 3-pointers made ranked second on the team to Bill Clark's 66 ... hit at least three 3-pointers in a game nine times with a career-best four at USC Upstate (4-of-6), at Saint Joseph's (4-of-5) and at Fordham (4-of-7) ... made 14 3-pointers in each of his first two seasons at DU ... finished the year with 45 assists and 25 turnovers ... had 31 assists in 45 career games entering his junior year ... went 34-of-41 from the foul line (.829) ... made his first 14 free throws of the season before missing his first attempt vs. North Carolina Central ... scored in double digits 12 times (the Dukes were 10-2 in those games) ... entered the season with two career double-digit scoring games ... went 8-of-10 from the field (4-of-5 from 3-point) in scoring a career-high 20 points in 26 minutes at Saint Joseph's ... hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in overtime that gave the Dukes a one-point lead that was erased by an SJU tip-in at the buzzer ... added 18 points in the next game at Fordham (4-of-7 from 3-point) ... entered the Nov. 25 USC Upstate game averaging 4.7 ppg., before breaking out with 17 points in the game's first 13 minutes ... went 4-of-6 from the 3-point arc vs. the Spartans ... his scoring high entering the season was 13 set as a freshman vs. Dayton ... added 13 points and five rebounds at St. Bonaventure and 12 points, six rebounds and four assists vs. North Carolina Central ... was 9-of-16 (.563) from the 3-point arc in five post-season games (6-of-12 in four games at the A-10 Championship and 3-of-4 in the NIT at Virginia Tech) ... posted a career-high four assists against both North Carolina Central and Xavier ... logged a career-best 38 minutes in an overtime loss at Saint Louis ... earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 2 Basketball Team (3.75 GPA in accounting) ... was also named to the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball All-Academic Team.
As a Sophomore (2007-08)
Played in 25 games with nine starts ... averaged 2.3 points in 11.4 minutes per game ... had season highs for points (10) and steals (3) in the season opener against Howard ... hit at least one 3-pointer in a game 13 times ... scored six points at Rice and had five against Winston-Salem, Saint Francis, Pa., St. Bonaventure and George Washington ... played 20 or more minutes three times with a season high of 23 in DU wins over St. Bonaventure and George Washington.
As a Freshman (2006-07)
Was certified through the NCAA clearinghouse and officially added to the roster the afternoon of Nov. 13 - the date of DU's season opener ... practiced with the team prior to - but did not dress for either of - the two exhibition games ... averaged 15.2 minutes in 20 games played ... did not see action in nine of the first 14 games of the season ... played in each of the last 15 games including 14 of 16 A-10 contests ... averaged 3.4 points per game ... saw his first playing time at Northern Illinois on Nov. 25 ... hit his first career shot - a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left - in the 85-74 loss ... played a total of seven minutes against the Huskies, with four of the minutes coming in the first half ... also appeared for one minute in the first half at Robert Morris on Dec. 2 before logging 23 minutes at Niagara on Dec. 16 ... went 2-of-4 from the 3-point arc (six total points) and played a major role in limiting NU's Tyrone Lewis to zero points (on just three field goal attempts) in the second half after Lewis scored 16 in the opening 20 minutes ... played double-digit minutes in two Atlantic 10 games (11 at Saint Joseph's and 14 vs. Fordham) before starting and scoring seven points in 18 minutes at UMass ... came off the bench to hit 3-of-4 shots (including all three 3-point attempts) and 4-of-4 free throws in scoring 13 points in 20 turnover-free minutes vs. Dayton ... his last two free throws gave the Dukes an 88-87 lead with 57 seconds left ... combined with former fellow walk on Jimmy Sherwood for a key play in the win over the Flyers ... with the Dukes down one with a minute left, Sherwood deflected a UD inbounds pass that was scooped up by Duty who was fouled and converted a pair of free throws to give DU its first lead since the 15 minute mark ... keyed a late-game eight-point comeback by hitting a clutch 3-pointer to pull the Dukes within two with 2:46 left ... hit 10 of his first 17 3-point attempts (in nine games), before going 4-of-30 from the arc over the final 11 games of the season ... 47 of his 56 field goal attempts came from beyond the 3-point arc ... did not miss a free throw after a pair of late-game misses vs. Temple on Jan. 27 (was 8-of-8 afterward and 14-of-17 on the season).
Vincentian Academy in McCandless Township just north of Pittsburgh, Pa. (head coach Buzz Gabos) ... scored over 1,000 points as a three-year starter ... averaged 17.5 points per game as a senior ... hit six 3-pointers in scoring 28 points against Saltsburg ... added 31 points in a win over section 4-A rival Leechburg ... was a member of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Class A Fabulous Five ... averaged 13.5 ppg. as a junior ... also played baseball and golf.
Was referred to the men's coaching staff by former Duquesne women's coach Dan Durkin (currently a women's assistant at Temple) ... Durkin's daughter, Diane, who was a senior at Vincentian at the time (and who is currently a junior sprinter for the DU women's track team), brought Duty to her father's attention ... DU head men's coach Ron Everhart remembered seeing Duty while watching video of Duty's 6-7 teammate David Theis (a junior forward for the Dukes) ... Duty gave up a gig playing guitar and singing vocals for a band called `Mark This Day' to play college basketball ... accounting major ... full name is Jason Michael Duty ... date of birth: 10/16/87.