Full Name:
John Rashall Salmons
Position:
Guard/Forward
College:
Miami
Height:
6-7
Weight:
210
High School:
Plymouth Whitemarsh HS (Plymouth-Meeting, Pa.)
Birthdate:
December 12, 1979
Birthplace:
Philadelphia

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in the first round (26th overall) by the San Antonio Spurs ... Draft rights traded with Mark Bryant and draft rights to Randy Holcolmb (No. 57) to Philadelphia for Speedy Claxton.

HIGHLIGHTS
Versatile player started 107 straight games at Miami, the second-longest streak in school history (Kevin Norris, 108).
Tied with teammate Elton Tyler for most games played in school history and ranks third in career assists and steals and 13th in scoring.
Is the only player in Hurricane history to record at least 50 steals in three consecutive seasons and is the only player to surpass 1000 points, 600 rebounds, 400 assists and 150 steals in his career.
Miami won 86 games during his career, more victories than during any other four-year period.


AT MIAMI
As a senior, selected to All-Big East Conference Second Team.
Also honored with Big East Sportsmanship Award.
Played every position other than center.
Led team in assists (6.1 apg, 18th in nation), steals (1.8 spg) and free throw percentage and ranked second in scoring and rebounding (6.0 rpg).
Finished third in Big East in assists and fourth in free throw percentage.
Total of 195 assists is second-best single-season total in school history (Vernon Jennings, 218).
Earned MVP honors of the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam after averaging 17.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.7 steals in three contests.
Nearly recorded first triple-double in school history with 15-point, 10-assist, nine-rebound effort against Charlotte.
Totaled 16 points, five rebounds and four assists in NCAA Tournament game vs. Missouri.

Was an All-Big East Third Team pick as a junior after starting every game at shooting guard.
Topped team in rebounding (6.0 rpg), assists (4.0 apg) and steals (2.0 spg) while ranking second in scoring. In conference games, was the only player in the Big East to rank among conference leaders in scoring (20th), rebounding (17th), assists (11th), steals (fifth), free throw percentage (10th) and assist-to-turnover ratio (13th).
Paced team in scoring nine times and rebounding 11 times.
Reached double digits in scoring a team-high 23 times, including career-high 30-point game against West Virginia.

As a sophomore, started at forward and ranked second on the team in steals (1.5 spg), assists (1.9 apg) and blocks (0.6 bpg); was third in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and fourth in scoring.
Scored in double figures 20 times.

As a freshman, often guarded opposition’s top player.
Held All-Big Ten guard Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks) of Ohio State to 6-of-20 shooting from the field and Big East Player of the Year Richard Hamilton (Washington Wizards) of Connecticut to 7-of-22 outing.
Pulled down career-high 13 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 29 12 61 127 .480 29 40 .725 141 57 28 23 161 5.6
1999-00 34 34 109 240 .454 73 92 .793 182 66 50 20 320 9.4
2000-01 29 29 137 289 .474 88 111 .793 173 115 57 18 387 13.3
2001-02 32 32 137 297 .461 123 146 .842 191 195 57 20 419 13.1
TOTALS 124 107 444 953 .466 313 389 .805 687 433 192 81 1,287 10.4
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 10-for-41 (.244); 1999-00, 29-for-85 (.341); 2000-01, 25-for-71 (.352); 2001-02, 22-for-71 (.310). Totals: 86-for-268 (.321).