20 Javier Duren
20 Javier Duren
Height: 6-4
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Oakville
Position: G
Major: Economics
Residential College: Timothy Dwight

2013-14: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection… Ninth in the Ivy League in scoring (13.6 ppg.), eighth in assists (3.1 per game)… fifth in free throw percentage (.815, 150-of-184), second in steals (46) and 10th in assist/turnover ratio (1.2 per game)… Led team in assists, steals and three-pointers (43)… Named to the Collegeinsider.com all-tournament team… Averaged 20.0 points and 5.2 rebounds in the five tournament games, including scoring a career-high 33 points in the victory at Columbia… Recipient of the Eggie Miles Award as the team’s top free throw shooter… Named Ivy League co-player of the week after scoring 22 points at Rutgers… Hit a 30-point three-pointer at the buzzer in 79-76 win at Lafayette… Scored in double figures in 25 games… Led team in scoring in 10 games.

2012-13: 10th in the Ivy League in assists (2.6 per game)... Led team with 80 assists and 37 steals…  Tied for third in scoring (7.7 ppg.) and fourth in rebounding (3.5 rpg.)… One of only four players to appear in all 31 games… Scored in double figures eight times… Started 12 of 14 Ivy League games… First career start came against Sacred Heart… Named Ivy League Player of the Week after averaging 12 points and 4.5 rebounds in road sweep of Penn and Princeton… Recipient of the team’s Most Improved Player Award.

2011-12: Appeared in 17 games off the bench... Played a season-high 19 minutes in the CIT Tournament game against Fairfield… Scored seven points in 11 minutes against Quinnipiac… Missed four games with an injury early in the season.

Off the Court:


  • Presented with the "For the Love of Serving Others Award" for community service work by the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, a United Methodist Community Center whose mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages by providing early childhood development services, comprehensive youth services, individual and family support services, services to older adults, and housing economic development services which will help move individuals and families out of poverty
  • Co-founder of #TeamSober, a campus wide social movement promoting abstinence from alcohol and other harmful drugs for individuals under 18, as well as the consumption of alcohol in moderation for those 21 and over. #TeamSober has over 50 members and has spread to other Ivy league campuses such as Columbia, Harvard, and Dartmouth
  • One of eight founding fathers of Beta Upsilon Chi (BYX), Yale's sole Christian fraternity; BYX is a lifelong brotherhood of committed Christian men seeking the bonds of brotherhood and unity in Christ through the avenue of a social fraternity on a college campus; Since its founding in the spring of 2013, BYX has grown to over 25 members.


Before Yale: Suburban West Conference Player of the Year as a senior at Oakville High School… Averaged 16.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists… Four-year starter… 1,000-point scorer… Three-time all-conference selection… Helped lead Oakville to three conference championships and second place finish in the state tournament in his junior year… Played with the St. Louis Eagles and TeamRameyBasketball AAU teams… AAU teammates included Florida’s Brad Beal, Butler’s Roosevelt Jones, Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Shaquille Boga and Kansas’s Ben McClemore as well as Yale classmate Will Childs-Klein.

Personal: Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club… Collected pillow cases to make clothing for burned children in Haiti… Son of Pierre and Ernestine Duren.

Year gp-gs fg-fga pct  3fg-3fga pct  ft-fta pct  rpg  pts ppg  Ast stl
2011-12 17-0 7-24 .292 1-7 .143 10-19 .526 0.9 25 1.5 10 3
2012-13 31-20 79-188 .420 20-67 .299 61-76 .803 3.5 239 7.7 80 37
Career 79-51 201-521 .386 64-198 .323 221-279 .792 3.1 687 8.6 187 86