Coach Graham said -"Jon is an outstanding freshman recruit with better than average control for a freshman. He has a good fastball and his other pitches continue to improve. Jon has tremendous potential."
High School - A 2013 graduate of Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Tex.... Multi-sport student-athlete who was a two-year varsity baseball starter and letterman... Went 6-2 on the mound with a 1.60 ERA in 13 appearances for the 2013 Regional III 5A bi-district champions... Finished senior year with 83 strikeouts in 65.2 innings, an average of 11.4 Ks per 9.0 innings... Served as team captain for Chargers team that finished with a 20-13 record... Earned both first team all-district and academic all-district honors in 19-5A... Pitched 22 innings with an ERA of 2.26 as a junior in 2012, earning second team all-district... Also contributed to the team as a left-handed hitting first baseman, hitting .316 with a .419 on-base percentage in 2012... Coached in baseball by Chad Payne... Standout football letterman... Named first team Academic all-state under head coach Lydell Wilson... Maintained a 4.32 grade point average on 4.00 scale... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal - Full name: Jon Christopher Duplantier... Born: July 11, 1994, in Newark, Delaware... Parents: Jon and Devra Duplantier of Katy, Texas (one brother, one sister)... Chose to attend Rice over Yale... College: Lovett