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Todd Townsend

  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6'7“
  • Weight: 215
  • Birthdate: November 4, 1981
  • Hometown: New Trier, IL
  • High School: New Trier H.S./New Hampton Preparatory(New Hampton, NH)

High School/Prep Career

Came to the Marquette program after spending the 2000-01 season at New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire … Helped his team to a record of 21-7 by averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per contest … Served as New Hampton's captain … Was ranked as the No. 51 fifth-year player by HoopScoop … Coached at New Hampton by Jamie Arsenault … As a high school player, he played three years at Morgan Park before playing his senior campaign at New Trier where he helped the Trevians to the Class AA quarterfinals … Averaged 13.0 points and 12.0 rebounds his senior year … Earned Special Mention Honors on the 1999-2000 Chicago Tribune All-State Team … Also claimed conference and area Player of the Year recognition … Played in the 2000 Wendy's All-Star Game which pitted Chicago and New York players and scored a team-best 15 points in helping the Chicago squad to a 93-72 win … Played for the outstanding Illinois Warriors AAU team … Picked Marquette over Villanova, Providence, Tulane, and South Carolina.

While at New Hampton Prep, Townsend played alongside current NBA star, Rashad McCants of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Marquette Career

season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb Avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
2001-02 19- 4 146 7.7 14- 32 .438 5- 14 .357 6- 10 .600 9 7 16 0.8 6 7 5 14 12 39 2.1
2002-03 33-33 840 25.5 64-142 .451 37- 97 .381 27- 41 .659 30 58 88 2.7 59 10 15 28 84 192 5.8
2003-04 31- 1 332 10.7 18- 52 .346 7- 30 .233 13- 25 .520 19 35 54 1.7 19 7 5 21 44 56 1.8
2004-05 31- 9 708 22.8 61-168 .363 17- 74 .230 43- 59 .729 29 59 88 2.8 39 13 12 30 74 182 5.9
Totals 114-47 2026 17.8 157-394 .398 66-215 .307 89-135 .659 87 159 246 2.2 123 37 37 93 214 469 4.1


Marquette won 91 games during Townsend's four seasons as a player, as he received the Hank Raymonds Sportsmanship award, the Most Improved Player award and was a two-time Bart Miller Standard of Excellence award recipient. Townsend played 114 games for Marquette and started all 33 games during the team’s Final Four run in 2003. He was a tri-captain his senior season in 2005.

2001-02

Played in 19 MU contests … Averaged 7.8 minutes per outing … Saw a three-minute stint against Tulsa in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 14) where he came up with one steal … Turned in a productive nine-minute stint vs. DePaul (Jan. 19), recording a season-high two assists, two blocks and one steal … 12-minute outing vs. Morris Brown (Jan. 2) where he scored three points … Returned to the lineup against Wake Forest (Dec. 29) after missing the Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 19) and Wisconsin (Dec. 22) contests due to an ankle injury … Had started the four previous games prior to the Pine Bluff contest … Drew initial starting assignments in both games of the Blue & Gold Coca Cola Classic and was named to all-tournament team (10 ppg) … First career start came vs. Texas Southern and he responded with a season-high 11 pts. … Gave MU a boost off the bench vs. Tennessee with seven points and four rebounds … Two steals in eight minutes vs. Indiana … Six points and grabbed two rebounds in nine minutes vs. Chicago State.

2002-03

Started all 33 MU games and averaged 25.5 minutes per outing … Ranked 13th among C-USA players in three-point field goal shooting with a 38.1 percent mark (37-of-97) … No. 3 on the squad in treys … 38.5 percent effort from beyond the arc (20-of-52) in league outings ranked him 11th … Had treys to his credit in 23 contests including eight performances of two or more … Notched double-figure scoring on seven occasions … Five-of-eight from the floor and finished with 13 points, then his third straight game in double digits, against Cincinnati (Feb. 1) … Went five-of-nine from the floor, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc, en route to 13 points vs. East Carolina (Jan. 29) … Recorded career highs in both points (16) and assists (5) against Grambling (Dec. 28) … Hit a career-best four three-point field goals en route to 12 points vs. DePaul (Jan. 25) … Led the team in rebounding with five boards against Pittsburgh (Mar. 22) in NCAA Tournament second-round game … Shot 50 percent or better from the floor in 19 games … Enjoyed an exceptional six-game shooting stretch (Jan. 11-Feb. 1) where he connected on 60 percent of his field goal attempts (21-of-35) … Played 33 minutes vs. Wisconsin (Dec. 14) and totaled nine points, all of which came on three three-point field goals … Recorded a career-long 36 minute performance at Dayton (Dec. 30) and finished with 11 points, his third straight game of double figures, and five rebounds … Tied his then career best with three treys at Dayton … 14-point (second-highest career total), five-rebound performance at DePaul (Feb. 12) … 29 minutes at Notre Dame (Dec. 2) and totaled seven points and four assists … Played a then career-long 34 minutes at East Carolina (Dec. 30) and came through with 11 points (three treys) while posting a career-high six boards …Eight points and five rebounds (5) vs. Villanova (Nov. 15) in season opener.

All-Time Sophomore Season Rankings
  • 9th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 50 att.) (38.1%)

Personal Notes

Son of Denise Beloch … Joe and Kathy Schwaba serve as his legal guardians … Majored in education.

Post-Marquette

Townsend served as the director of Marquette’s basketball camps and organized the team's community service and outreach activities in addition to monitoring the academic success of the student-athletes.

After serving as Marquette's Director of Basketball Operations, Todd Townsend was named an assistant coach with the Northeastern University men's basketball team in 2007.

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