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Josh Boone
Full Name: Oscar Joshua Boone
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-10 / 237
Birthdate: November 21, 1984 (Mount Airy, Md.)
High School: West Nottingham Academy (Colora, Md.)
College: Connecticut
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Connecticut
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 38 37 97 175 .554 32 79 .405 0 0 .000 116 26 20 63 226 5.90
2004-05 31 31 148 243 .609 87 131 .664 0 0 .000 148 36 20 90 383 12.4
2005-06 34 32 137 243 .564 76 139 .547 0 0 .000 132 22 13 69 350 10.3
Totals 103 100 382 661 .578 195 349 .559 0 0 .000 396 84 53 222 959 9.30

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Started 100 of 103 contests in three seasons at Connecticut, averaging 9.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. Recorded 22 career double-doubles.

Junior (2005-06): All-Big East Honorable Mention and NABC All-District Second Team selection. Started 32 of 34 games at the power forward position. Averaged 10.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks. Had eight double-doubles on the season. Tallied 13 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in a career-high 41 minutes in Sweet 16 win over Washington. Recorded 17 points and 15 rebounds in win at South Florida. Had 12 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in win over Notre Dame.

Sophomore (2004-05): Big East Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big East Second Team selection. Named NABC and USBWA All-District First Team. Started all 31 games at center. Averaged 12.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks. Recorded a double-double in 11 games. Blocked a career-high nine shots, along with seven points and eight rebounds, in win over St. Johnís. Registered 18 points and 15 rebounds in loss to Boston College. Scored a career-high 22 points in win over Quinnipiac.

Freshman (2003-04): Named to the Big East All-Rookie Team. Started 37 of 38 games at power forward. Averaged 5.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, and shot .554 from the field, for NCAA Champion Huskies. Scored nine points in both Final Four games, and grabbed 14 rebounds in National Semifinal win over Duke. Averaged 8.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in three Big East Tournament games. Set a Big East Tourney record for rebounds in a game by a freshman with a career-high 16 boards in quarterfinal win at Notre Dame. In season opener vs. Yale, became the 12th freshman under Jim Calhoun to start the season opener.

Strengths: An agile big man who runs the floor well and has the ability to clear the glass and finish around the basket. Has a good understanding of the game and plays with great energy.

Personal: Majoring in Psychology.