Boston College vs. Vermont - November 13, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
AS A JUNIOR
Played in and started 31 games; played an average of 21.1 minutes per game; missed two games (against Kansas and Duquesne) because of a left foot injury.
Averaged 4.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game; averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game in ACC contests.
Scored in double figures five times.
Grabbed five or more rebounds in each of 11 games; was credited with a season-best eight rebounds in each of three games.
Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding four times, in steals twice and in blocked shots twice.
Recorded seven points and six rebounds in the ACC opener, a home victory over Maryland (12/10).
Posted four points and eight rebounds at NC State (1/6).
Scored 12 points in a win at Wake Forest (1/9); shot 7-for-7 from the foul line.
Notched 11 points in a non-league win over Hartford (1/31).
Recorded 10 points and five rebounds at Miami (2/7).
Totaled five points, seven rebounds and two assists against Duke (2/14).
Tallied seven points and a team-high six rebounds against North Carolina (2/17); scored seven of the team's first 10 points.
Scored a season-high 14 points against Miami in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in Tampa, Fla. (3/9); contributed four points and a team-high eight rebounds against North Carolina the next day.
Registered 11 points (3-for-4 treys) and seven rebounds in the team's NCAA Tournament first-round win over Texas Tech (3/15); scored all of his points in the first half.
AS A SOPHOMORE
Played in and started all 36 games; played an average of 15.0 minutes per game.
Averaged 3.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots per game; averaged 2.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game in ACC contests.
Scored in double figures once; grabbed double-digit rebounds once.
Grabbed five or more rebounds in each of five games.
Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding twice and in blocked shots six times.
Scored a career-high 15 points in a home win over Sacred Heart (12/3); sank three three-point field goals and one two-point field goal in the game's first six minutes.
Totaled eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Harvard (12/22).
Registered nine points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots against Buffalo (11/22).
Sank two three-pointers in a six-point effort at Miami (1/21).
Scored six points in the team's one-point win at Virginia Tech (2/4).
Notched six points and four rebounds in a home win over Clemson (2/11).
Tallied seven points - all in the game's first 4:06 - in a double-overtime win at NC State (2/25).
Averaged 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the team's three ACC Tournament contests; posted seven points against North Carolina and eight points in the title game against Duke.
Scored five points in the team's NCAA Tournament first-round win over Pacific; recorded five rebounds in a second-round victory over Montana and four rebounds in the regional semifinals against Villanova.
AS A FRESHMAN
Played in six games, including one Big East contest.
Averaged 0.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
Recorded two points and four rebounds in a season-high six minutes of action against Long Island (11/30).
Sank one field goal and grabbed one rebound in one minute of action against Pennsylvania (3/17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.
Averaged 12.5 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game as a senior at Don Bosco High School in Ramsey, N.J.
Earned All-County and All-League honors in 2003-04.
Led the 2003-04 Ironmen to the Bergen County championship and an NNJIL Division C crown.
Served as 2003-04 team captain for Don Bosco head coach Kevin Diverio.
Was selected as the New Jersey recipient of the inaugural Dave DeBusschere Award; the award is given by the New York Knicks and MSG Network to the top male and female athletes in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; Criteria for determining the winners were outstanding overall excellence in athletics (not limited to basketball), academics and community service.
Enjoyed an impressive 2004 summer campaign with the New Jersey Demons AAU team.
Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
John is the son of Joanne and Steve Oates.
Born on November 10, 1985.
CAREER HIGHS Points: 15 vs. Sacred Heart (12-3-05) Rebounds: 10 vs. Harvard (12-22-05) Assists: 3 - three times FGM: 5 - twice 3PFGM: 3 - four times FTM: 7 at Wake Forest (1-9-07) Steals: 3 vs. Buffalo (11-22-05) Minutes: 34 - twice