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John Mueller #35

  • Position: C
  • Height: 6'10“
  • Weight: 240 lbs.
  • Birthdate: April 3, 1979
  • Hometown: Cedarburg, Wis.
  • High School: Marquette H.S.

High School Notes:

Averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds as a senior at Marquette High School … Earned a spot on USA Today's All-USA Team following his senior season … Was a two-time All-Metro Conference honoree … Also earned all-conference honors in volleyball as a junior and senior … Coached by Warren Smith as a prep.

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
1997-98 17- 0 64 3.8 4- 8 .500 0-0 7-14 .500 11 13 24 1.4 2 1 1 6 7 15 0.9
1998-99 28- 6 346 12.4 15-47 .319 0-0 24-46 .522 33 56 89 3.2 4 11 18 19 49 54 1.9
1999-00 29-27 510 17.6 51-103 .495 0-0 26-40 .650 54 81 135 4.7 7 10 7 39 76 128 4.4
2000-01 29-28 368 12.7 25-55 .455 0-0 10-15 .667 23 33 56 1.9 3 7 12 16 54 60 2.1
Totals 103-61 1288 12.5 95-213 .446 0-0 67-115 .583 121 183 304 3.0 16 29 38 80 186 257 2.5

Finished his Marquette career by playing in 103 games, 62 as a starter … Registered six double-figure scoring games and two double-figure rebounding contests.

2000-01

Started 28 of 29 games en route to earning his fourth letter … Season-high 11 points, tying his career best with five field goals, and tied season best with six boards vs. Tulane (3/7) in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament … 22-minute stint vs. the Green Wave tied his second-longest appearance of the season … His 12 blocked shots were second on the club … Sank three-of-five from the floor and grabbed six boards vs. UAB (2/14) … Recorded boards vs. Louisville (2/8) and Saint Louis (2/11) … Scored in 17 appearances including six points vs. UC (1/10) in 19 minutes … Five rebounds vs. UMASS (11/20) and converted a career-high tying four free throws … Tied with Brian Wardle for the team lead with six rebounds in season opener vs. S. Alabama … Blocked two shots against Cal State Northridge (12/2) in the championship game of the Blue and Gold Coca-Cola Classic.

1999-2000

Brought home his third varsity letter after seeing action in all 29 games, the first 28 as a starter - Finished third on the squad in rebounding (4.7 rpg) - His 81 defensive rebounds were second on the squad - Stood as the club's top board man in four games - Scored in double figures in four contests … Earned a spot on the Blue & Gold Coca-Cola Classic (Dec. 3-4) All-Tournament Team after averaging 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds and shooting 66.7% from the floor … Had his first-ever double-double with 11 points (career-best five field goals) and a career-high 10 rebounds against Appalachian State (Dec. 4) … Was four-of-four from the free throw line and had five rebounds against Western Michigan (Dec. 3) - Tied his career high with 10 rebounds and finished with eight points in helping MU to a 66-64 overtime win over No. 25 Louisville (Jan. 15) - Chalked up a team-high seven boards vs. No. 1-ranked Cincinnati (Jan. 23) - Registered a career-high 12 points and collected a team-leading seven rebounds against Baylor (Dec. 11) - Hit all four of his field goal attempts and finished with 11 points, high for a conference game during the year, vs. UAB (Mar. 1) - Eleven minutes vs. Houston (Feb. 5) and he hit a pair of free throws that gave MU a 63-59 lead with 24 seconds left in the game … Four charity tosses in the UH game tied career best - Seven rebounds (second high on team) in 18 minutes at Southern Miss (Feb. 2) - Played a career-long 28 minutes against UNC Charlotte (Jan. 29) and registered seven rebounds (second high on the team) - Connected on 50 percent or better of his field goal attempts in a total of 15 games - Narrowly missed his second career double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against Coppin State (Dec. 29) - Eight rebounds against Chicago State (Nov. 20) including six defensive caroms that tied a career best.

1998-99

Played in 28 games and made six starts … Was in the starting lineup in the last three games of the season … Played 15 or more minutes in 12 games … Was second on the team with 18 blocked shots … The 18 rejections are eighth most by a Marquette sophomore … Registered his first double-figure scoring game with 10 points in upset of #4 Cincinnati (Feb. 10) … Grabbed a then career-best nine rebounds against DePaul (Jan. 24).

1997-98

Made 17 appearances, all off the bench … Played a season-long 14 minutes and registered season highs with four points and six rebounds at Cincinnati (Jan. 11) … Grabbed four offensive rebounds two nights later at UNC Charlotte (Jan. 13).

John Mueller's Career Highs

FG
5 vs. Tulane - Mar. 7, 2001
5 vs. Appalachian State - Dec. 4, 1999
FGA
8 vs. Coppin State - Dec. 29, 1999
FG%
83.3% (5-6) vs. Appalachian St. - Dec. 4, 1999
FT
4 vs. Massachusetts - Nov. 20, 2000
4 vs. Houston - Feb. 5, 2000
4 vs. Coppin State - Dec. 29, 1999
4 vs. Baylor (OT) - Dec. 11, 1999
4 vs. Western Michigan - Dec. 3, 1999
4 vs. Cincinnati - Feb. 10, 1999
4 vs. Saint Louis - Jan. 16, 1999
FTA 6 vs. Massachusetts - Nov. 20, 2000
6 vs. UAB - Mar. 1, 2000
6 vs. Houston - Feb. 5, 2000
6 vs. Southern Miss - Feb. 24, 1999
6 vs. Saint Louis - Jan. 16, 1999
FT%
80.0% (4-5) vs. Cincinnati - Feb. 10, 1999
Off. Reb.
4 vs. Southern Miss - Feb. 2, 2000
4 vs. Coppin State - Dec. 29, 1999
4 vs. Baylor (OT) - Dec. 11, 1999
4 vs. Appalachian State - Dec. 4, 1999
4 vs. Western Michigan - Dec. 3, 1999
4 vs. Tulsa - Dec. 5, 1998
4 vs. UNC Charlotte - Jan. 13, 1998
Def. Reb.
6 vs. Louisville - Jan. 15, 2000
6 vs. Appalachian State - Dec. 4, 1999
6 vs. Chicago State - Nov. 20, 1999
6 vs. DePaul - Jan. 24, 1999
Tot. Reb.
10 vs. Louisville - Jan. 15, 2000
10 vs. Appalachian State - Dec. 4, 1999
Assists
2 vs. Saint Louis - Jan. 5, 2000
2 vs. Central Florida - Dec. 23, 1997
Blocks
3 vs. Dayton - Nov. 28, 1998
Steals
3 vs. Tulane - Jan. 28, 1999
3 vs. Dayton - Nov. 28, 1998
Minutes
28 vs. UNC Charlotte - Jan. 29, 2000
Points
12 vs. Baylor (OT) - Dec. 11, 1999

Personal Notes:

One of Dale and Mary Ellen Mueller's four sons … Older brother, Eric, was a silver medalist in the men's quadruple scull at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics … Another brother, Tim, was a four-year letterwinner in crew at Wisconsin … A biomedical engineering major.


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