33 Darby Maggard
33 Darby Maggard
Height: 5-5
Year: Junior
Hometown: Larwill, Ind.
High School: Canterbury HS
Position: Guard
Last School: Fort Wayne Canterbury
Experience: HS

Statistics: 201820172016

As a Junior: Became the NCAA Division I era leader in career assists and made three pointers... Named Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Finalist... MVP of the OVC Tournament... First Team All-OVC selection... Dropped a career-best 33 points at Tulsa (11.12) behind a 9-for-13 effort beyond the arc, tying a program record for the most three-pointers made in a game... Produced three double digit scoring efforts in Belmont’s first four games... Played the full 40 minutes against Gonzaga, scoring 12 points... Produced double-digit scoring efforts in all three games of the Play4Kay Showcase, averaging 37 minutes in the tournament... Contributed 8 assists in BU’s rout of Trevecca (11.28)... Drained more than five threes in back-to-back games against Presbyterian (12.1) and at Lipscomb (12.4), including dishing out nine assists against the Bisons... Scored 22 points in three consecutive games (Presbyterian, Lipscomb, Arkansas State)... Played the full 40 minutes against Wright State (12.18), scoring 19 points and dishing 6 assists... Scored 21 points at Vanderbilt (12.21), going 5-for-10 from beyond the arc... Hit the game-winner with less than a minute remaining at UT Martin (12.30), scored 14 points... Collected her sixth 20+ point performance against Jacksonville State (1.6), pouring in 21... Logged a team-best 24 points at SIUE (1.10) on five made three pointers, she also dished five assists... Registered her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 assists at EIU (1.13)... Named OVC Player of the Week (1.16)... Tallied 14 points in the fourth quarter against Murray State (1.17), sinking 6 free throws in the final minute to help edge the Racers... Recorded her seventh 20-point game against Austin Peay (1.20) with 24, draining six threes... Led the team with 17 points while collecting a season-best 7 rebounds against Eastern Illinois (1.25)... Poured in 19 points against SIUE (1.27)... Led the team with 14 points at Eastern Kentucky (2.1)... Scored 14 points and dished 9 assists at Morehead State (2.3). Registered 17 points and eight assists at Tennessee State (2.8)... Tied a career-best performance at the line against Tennessee Tech (2.10), going 8-for-8... Drained 6 three pointers for the fourth time in the season, collecting a team-best 26 points against EKU (2.15)... Registered her second double-double of the season vs Morehead State (2.17) with 14 points and 10 assists... Led the team in scoring with 20 points in the OVC semifinal game against Jacksonville State (3.2)... Played the full 45 minutes in the OVC championship game, including hitting the game-tying three-pointer to force overtime. 

As a Sophomore: Started all 33 games at point guard, scoring 14.5 points per game and dishing out 5.7 assists per game … Named First Team All-OVC for second year in a row … Maggard enjoyed one of the greatest shooting seasons in program history as she ranked in the top five nationally in three-point percentage (.487) and three-pointers made most of the season (116) ... Maggard’s three-point shooting percentage was the best in program history and she finished with the second-most three-pointers in program history (Kelli Davis, 126 – 1994) and the most in Belmont NCAA’s Division I history … In addition, Maggard’s 188 assists were the third-most in program history and the most in Belmont NCAA Division I era surpassing her own mark of 174 in 2015- 16 … Maggard’s 3.2 assist to turnover ratio led the conference and ranked top five nationally … Ranked top 30 nationally in six statistical categories including first in three-point shooting percentage … She finished second in three-pointers made per game trailing Michigan State’s Jankoska by just .2 … Led the OVC in three-pointers made, three-pointer percentage, assist to turnover ratio and ranked second in total assists and seventh in scoring … Shooting over 230 three-pointers, she still managed to rank seventh in the OVC in field goal percentage (.491) … Compiled 24 double figure scoring games and led the team in scoring 12 times … Led the team in assists 20 times, totaling three double figure assist games …. Made five or more three-pointers in 10 games … Twice she knocked down eight treys in a game, once at Murray State (2/4/17) and at Tennessee Tech (2/11/17) … Totaled six games with 20 or more points … Poured in seven three-pointers on the road at Minnesota (12/14/16), fueling an outstanding effort from the Bruins … Scored at least 13 points in six-straight games from 12/29/16 – 1/14/17 … Dished out a season-best 13 assists at Morehead State (2/18/17) …  Season high in points came at Loyola Marymount (11/26/16) where she tallied 27 points and added nine assists. 

As a Freshman: OVC Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-OVC ... Top 50 nationally in seven statistical categories ... Within the OVC ranks she was second in assists, second in 3PTFG/gm and second in asst/TO ratio .. Belmont's second leading scorer at 12.5 per game ... Started all 33 games as a true freshman, led the team in minutes played at 1,152 ... Led Belmont with 5.3 assists per game ... Shot 42% (137-315) from three-point land and 93% (53-57) from the charity stripe ... Tied for team lead with 27 steals ... Opened the season with three double figure scoring games in Belmont's first four contests ... Scored 16 points in her first ever collegiate game, hitting four three-pointers against (11/13) ... Poured in 23 points, dished out six assists and grabbed five boards against Troy (11/29) ... Came just shy of a triple-double at Lipscomb (12/2), scoring 12 points, dishing out 10 assists and picking up eight rebounds ...  Tallied 13 points at Wake Forest (12/6) ... Nine point, nine rebound game against Trevecca (12/8) ... Scored 14 points or more in four-straight games from mid-to-late December ... Notched a double-double with a 24 point, 10 rebound game vs. Austin Peay (1/16) ... Scored 12 points and dished out 10 assists against Tennessee State, picking up a double-double (1/24) ... Scored 20 points, hitting six three-pointers at Tennessee Tech (1/30) ... Poured in a season-high 26 points at UT Martin, hitting a season-high eight three-pointers (2/15) ... Scored eight points while dishing out four assists in Belmont's NCAA Tournament matchup with Michigan State (3/18) ... Darby Maggard’s 174 assists last season were the six most in program history and the most in Belmont’s NCAA Division I history (1997 and on) ...  Maggard’s 5.3 assists per game last season were the six most in program history and the most in Belmont’s NCAA Division I history ... Maggard’s 84 three-pointers made last season were the sixth most in program history and the second most in Belmont’s NCAA Division I history ... Maggard’s .420 three-point field goal percentage last season was the sixth best mark in program history and the fifth best in Belmont’s NCAA Division I history ... 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll Honoree.

Prior to Belmont: Prepped at Fort Wayne Canterbury under coach Wayne Kreiger ... Indiana Miss Basketball Runner-up 2015 ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Indiana All-Star Team ... 21 Alive Fort Wayne Girls Basketball Player of the Year 2015 ... 2015 News Sentinel Player of the Year ... Four-time All-Area selection ... Named All-Star three times ... Supreme 15 Core Team 2015 ... Set two FWC records -- most points in a single game (47) and most assists (17) ... Set Indiana free-throw percentage single season record, hitting 98.6 percent at the line ... In state of Indiana, finished third among all players in scoring (28.1 ppg) and led in assists (7.7 apg) as a senior ... Helped FWC to back-to-back IHSAA state championship titles (2012, 2013) ... Helped FWC to back-to-back IHSAA state runners-up (2014, 2015) ... Patricia L. Roy Mental Attitude Award ... Three-time IBCA Player of the Week ... ESPNW ranked #94 on the Top 100 list ... Served as team captain for three years ... Also played softball at FWC.

Personal: Born August 14, 1996 ... Daughter of James and DeeDee Maggard ... Has one sibling, Drake ... Steph Curry, Steve Nash and Tim Tebow are her favorite athletes ... Lists favorite musical groups as Rascal Flatts, Zach Brown Band and Third Day ... Favorite movie is Hoosiers ... Greatest sports thrill was winning back-to-back state championships ... Majoring in Psychology.