John Caprio didn't have to be a walk-on.

The 6-5 forward from Seton Hall Prep averaged 18 points a game as a senior, and was third team all-state as a result. Pursued by various Ivy League and MAAC teams, Caprio chose to study at Georgetown, and walked on to the team in the fall of 2010, but his contributions were mostly in practice, scoring two points each of his first two seasons.

As a junior, Caprio's on-court time increased, seeing 12 minutes of action against Seton Hall where he scored four points and six rebounds, the most for any walk on since Jonathan Wallace. His work on and off the court was rewarded in the off-season, when Caprio was awarded a full scholarship for his senior season.

Caprio played in 15 of the first 19 games of the season and 19 overall, with 22 minutes against Marquette and a memorable 16 minute effort at Butler where Caprio finished the game in the pivot following the foul outs of three other teammates.

"When I put him in the game this year, everyone who's watching the game doesn't look at him and go, 'Oh, there's that walk-on,'" said coach John Thompson III. "He's someone that's earned the scholarship and earned the minutes that he's going to get this year."

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

2010-11 4 0 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 2 4 50.0 0 1 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0.5
2011-12 11 0 23 1 7 14.2 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 6 0.5 1 3 2 1 2 0.2
2012-13 14 0 32 3 6 50.0 0 0 0.0 2 6 33.3 2 14 1.0 5 4 2 2 8 0.6
2013-14 23 0 93 6 16 37.5 0 2 0.0 5 12 41.7 7 22 0.9 20 8 6 2 17 0.7
Totals 52 0 154 10 30 33.3 0 3 0.0 9 22 40.9 12 41 0.7 27 15 10 5 29 0.5