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#25 Daron Populist
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 170 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Slidell, La.
High School: Salmen HS
Major: Undecided
Born: 01/19/1991
Daron Populist Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/26/2011

Walked-on to the LSU team for two years and transferred after receiving a scholarship offer from another state school.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Played in 19 games, averaging 5.2 minutes per game ... Season best of six points vs. Centenary (11/24) ... Averaged 0.8 points and 0.5 rebounds a game with 12 assists and three turnovers ... Finished his career at LSU having played in 35 games.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10)
Played double-digit minutes off the bench in six conference games, topped by 23 in the two Arkansas wins ... Scored the first four points of his career when he played 22 minutes at Mississippi State (1/30) ... Career high of eight against Arkansas (2/24), with two treys ... Played in 16 total games ... Averaged 1.3 points per game, 0.5 rebounds per game and 9.8 minutes.

PRIOR TO LSU
Played point guard and shooting guard for Coach Jay Carlin at Salmen ... team won Class 4A State title ... Averaged 14.7 points per game ... Was named All-District and All-Parish ... Was MVP of in-season tournaments at Jesuit and Mandeville ... Graduated with honors from Salmen.

PERSONAL
Full name is Daron Anthony Populist ... Nickname is "Pop" ... Birthday is Jan. 19, 1991 ... Parents are Daron, Sr., and Monica Populist ... Has one brother, Dalvin (13) ... Chose LSU because "it is a really good University and close to home." ... Favorite NBA players are LeBron James and Stephan Curry ... Favorite team is the Cleveland Cavaliers ... Favorite food is listed as "any home-cooked meal."

Top Career Performances
Points

8, vs. Arkansas, 2/24/10

Rebounds
2, four times

Field Goals Made
2, twice

3 PT FG Made
2, twice

Free Throws Made
2, vs. Arkansas, 2/24/10

Assists
2, twice

Steals
1, vs. Georgia, 3/6/10

Minutes Played
23, twice

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 8 - vs. Arkansas, 2/24/10
2. 6 - vs. Centenary, 11/24/10
3. 4 - at Mississippi State, 1/30/10
4. 3 - vs. Vandy (SECT), 3/10/11
4. 3 - vs. Georgia, 3/6/10
4. 3 - vs. Tennessee, 2/4/10
7. 2 - four times

 

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