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Johnathan Motley 5
 

Johnathan  Motley

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
North Shore HS

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 230

Position:
F

Experience:
2L

04/10/2017

MBB All-American Motley Will Enter Draft, Won’t Hire Agent

Karl Malone Award winner became first unanimous All-American in program history

03/28/2017

Motley Named Baylor MBB's First Consensus All-American

Junior forward is third BU player named to one of AP All-America teams

03/17/2017

No. 3 Seed MBB Defeats New Mexico State, 91-73

Four players recorded double-digit points in the NCAA First Round.

03/06/2017

Men’s Basketball Trio Named AP All-Big 12

Motley, Lecomte and Lual-Acuil Jr. recognized by league’s media

03/06/2017

Motley Named All-America by Three Outlets

Junior forward becomes 16th All-American in program history

03/23/2017

Sweet 16 Practice

Photos from the men's basketball practice on March 23, 2017 prior to the Sweet 16 game against South Carolina.

03/17/2017

Baylor vs. New Mexico State (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball NCAA First Round game against New Mexico State.

02/27/2017

No. 11 Baylor 71, No. 10 West Virginia 62 (USATSI)

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against No. 10 West Virginia.

02/18/2017

Baylor vs. Kansas

Feb. 18, 2017

02/11/2017

USATSI Gallery - TCU @ No. 6 Baylor

USATSI Gallery - TCU @ No. 6 Baylor

Long, athletic, All-American forward with NBA potential ... Named 2017 second-team consensus All-America, becoming first consensus All-American in program history ... Also became first unanimous All-Big 12 first team selection in BU history in 2017 ... Won 2017 Karl Malone Award as nation's top power forward, becoming Baylor's first major award winner ... Two-time All-Big 12 honoree, picked up third-team honors from league’s coaches in 2016 ... Has played in 102 games and made 77 starts over first three collegiate seasons after redshirting in 2013-14 ... Only player in program history with 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 assists ... Ranks tied for 17th on Baylor’s all-time scoring list with 1,229 career points ... Ranks seventh in school history with 122 career blocks and tied for ninth with 20 career double-doubles ... Posted 15 double-doubles in 2016-17, tied for fifth-most in a season in school history ... Recorded fourth 30-20 game in program history and first in Big 12 play since Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin in 2009 when he had 32 points and 20 rebounds in a win over Texas on Jan. 17, 2017 ... Named one of 10 Naismith Trophy semifinalists, one of 15 players on the Wooden Award National Ballot in 2017 ... Holds school-record with four career Big 12 Player of the Week honors, including single-season record with three Big 12 Player of the Week awards in 2016-17.

2016-17 (Junior):
Named Baylor’s first-ever consensus All-American, picking up second-team honors ... Selected as 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year to become first Baylor player to win a major individual award ... Also BU’s first consensus first-team All-Big 12 honoree, as he was consensus selection by both league’s coaches and media ... Became Baylor’s 16th player to earn All-America recognition, first player honored as USBWA All-American and third player named to an AP All-America team ... Selected as USBWA District VII Player of the Year ... Started final 34 games after missing season opener ... Led team with 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 30.5 minutes per game ... Ranked second on team with 1.1 blocks per game and .521 field goal percentage, fourth in assists per game (2.3) ... Led Big 12 Conference in double-doubles (15) and rebounds per game, ranked fourth in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage, 12th in blocks per game and 15th in free throw percentage (.699) ... Named 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis MVP after averaging 20.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in wins over VCU, No. 24 Michigan State and No. 10 Louisville ... Earned school-record three Big 12 Player of the Week honors (11/28, 1/9, 1/23) ... Led team in scoring 20 times and rebounding 24 times ... Scored in double-figures in 30 of 34 games, including each of last 18 games ... Posted 17 points and seven rebounds in win over No. 4 Oregon (11/15) ... Had first double-double of season with 19 points and 10 boards in Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinal win vs. VCU (11/23) ... Scored 20 first-half points on way to 26 points, six rebounds and three assists in win over No. 24 Michigan State (11/24) ... Posted 15 points and six rebounds in Battle 4 Atlantis championship game win vs. No. 10 Louisville (11/25) ... Had 17 points and eight rebounds in win over No. 7 Xavier (12/3) ... Had four straight double-doubles beginning with 17 points and 11 boards vs. Texas Southern (12/21) ... Opened Big 12 play with 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes of win at Oklahoma (12/30) ... Had 13 points and 12 rebounds in career-high 37 minutes of win over Iowa State (1/4) ... Posted 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (1/7), helping Bears to 15-0 start and first No. 1 ranking in program history ... Recorded first 30-20 game in Big 12 Conference play since OU’s Blake Griffin in 2009 when he notched 32 points and 20 boards in win over Texas (1/17) ... That game was fourth 30-20 game in Baylor history and began streak of 18 straight games scoring in double-figures to close season ... Went 15-of-16 at free throw line on way to 25 points and nine rebounds in win over Texas Tech (1/25) ... Had 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in loss at No. 3 Kansas (2/1) ... Posted 17 points and 14 boards vs. Kansas State (2/4) ... Recorded third straight double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds in win at Oklahoma State (2/8) ... Had 21 points, 16 rebounds and career-high five assists in win over Oklahoma (2/21) ... Followed up with 27 points, 11 rebounds and four assists at Iowa State (2/25) ... Helped Bears knock off No. 10 West Virginia (2/27) with 23 points, including 11-of-11 at free throw line, eight rebounds and three blocks ... Closed regular season with 17 points and 17 rebounds at Texas (3/4) ... Averaged 17.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.7 assists over three NCAA Tournament games, leading Bears to fourth Sweet 16 in last eight seasons ... Had 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 29 minutes of first-round win vs. New Mexico State (3/17) ... Posted 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 27 minutes of second-round victory against Southern California (3/19) ... Led team in points, rebounds and blocks with 18 points, nine rebounds and one block in 32 minutes of Sweet 16 loss to South Carolina (3/24).

2015-16 (Sophomore):
Played in all 34 games, including nine starts, all of which came over season's final 11 contests ... Earned third-team All-Big 12 recognition from league's coaches ... Averaged 11.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 20.9 minutes per game ... Led Big 12 with .614 field goal percentage, which was seventh-best single-season mark in program history ... Named USBWA National Player of the Week (2/21) after scoring 51 points in wins at Texas and vs. No. 13 Iowa State ... Scored in double-figures 17 times, more than doubling his eight double-digit scoring games as freshman ... Posted seven games of 20+ points and four double-doubles ... Despite coming off bench majority of season, played 20+ minutes in 20 of 34 games ... Scored in double-figures in five of first six games, including double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes vs. Savannah State (11/23) ... Had 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting in 22 minutes vs. Prairie View A&M (12/2) ... Scored 23 points on 11-of-15 shooting in only 14 minutes vs. Hardin-Simmons (12/16) ... Made 13-of-15 shots to lead Baylor to win at No. 13 Iowa State (1/9) with career-highs of 27 points and 13 rebounds in then-career-high 34 minutes off bench ... Played career-high 37 minutes and went 7-of-7 from field with nine rebounds, four blocks and two steals in double-overtime win over Kansas State (1/20) ... Had third double-double of season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in 27 minutes vs. No. 1 Oklahoma (1/23) ... Entered starting lineup for eight of final nine games, with lone exception of senior night ... Earned Big 12 and USBWA National Player of the Week honors after scoring 51 points on 22-of-30 shooting in Bears' wins vs. No. 13 Iowa State (2/16) and at No. 24 Texas (2/20) ... Led Baylor to season sweep of Iowa State with career-high-tying 27 points, 10 rebounds and season-high four blocks in 35 minutes ... Set Baylor's single-game record for field goal percentage in a Big 12 game by going 12-of-13 from field for 24 points in 28 minutes of win at Texas ... Scored 22 points in 31 minutes played, including career-highs of eight free throws made and 12 free throws attempted, in win at TCU (2/27) ... Had 11 points and career-high three steals in 28 minutes of Big 12 Championship semifinal game vs. Kansas (3/11) ... Scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had two steals in 27 minutes of NCAA Tournament game vs. Yale (3/19).

2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman):
Started all 34 games, averaging 7.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 21.5 minutes per game ... Led team in blocks (46) and had more offensive rebounds (75) than defensive boards (68) ... Finished sixth in Big 12 Conference with 46 blocks and ninth in league in offensive rebounds per game (2.2) ... Scored in double figures eight times and Baylor went 7-1 in those games ... Made collegiate debut with 10 points and four rebounds in 26 minutes vs. McNeese State (11/14) ... Followed with 17 points and five boards in 33 minutes of four-point victory at South Carolina (11/18) ... Started streak of season-best three games scoring in double-digits with career-first double-double, posting 22 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes of win vs. Texas A&M (12/9) ... Had career-best eight offensive rebounds, while TAMU had only one offensive board as a team ... Followed with 16 points, five rebounds and five blocks in 27 minutes vs. New Mexico State (12/17) ... Earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors after posting 19 points, six blocks and five rebounds in 29 minutes vs. Southern (12/22) ... Had four blocks in 18 minutes vs. Norfolk State (12/30), giving him 15 blocks over a three-game stretch, quadrupling season blocks total after recording five blocks in nine previous games ... Scored season-high 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting in Big 12 opener at Oklahoma (1/3) ... Posted 14 points, seven boards, career-best four assists and two blocks in 25 minutes of win vs. Iowa State (1/14) ... Contributed 13 points in 25 minutes of win vs. Texas (1/31) ... Had nine points and five rebounds in only 17 minutes of Big 12 Championship win vs. West Virginia (3/12) ... Played 19 minutes in NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia State (3/19), posting six points and four boards.

2013-14 (True Freshman):
Sat out first season at Baylor, redshirted to retain eligibility ... Practiced against NBA-caliber big men in Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers.

High School:
Played for head coach David Green at Houston's North Shore High School ... Helped team to 30-5 record as senior in 2012-13 and 32-4 mark in 2011-12 junior season, winning back-to-back 5A District 21 championships ... Earned 2013 TABC Class 5A All-State honors after averaging 17.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game as senior ... Named District 21 MVP in both junior and senior seasons ... Three-time first-team All-District 21 honoree ... Selected to 2013 TABC All-Star Game ... Posted 18 points and career-best 20 rebounds in 63-59 win vs. Spring ... Had career-high 33 points and 13 rebounds in 55-53 win over Fort Bend Hightower ... Top-100 national recruit, ranked No. 83 in 2013 class by 247Sports.com ... Member of Bears' 2013 signing class that was ranked No. 13 nationally by ESPN.com.

Personal:
Full name is Johnathan Landus Motley ... Born May 4, 1995, in Houston ... Son of Willie Motley ... HKLS major.

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