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Solomon Jones
Full Name: Solomon Jones III
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m) / 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: July 16, 1984 (Eustis, Fla.)
High School: Mount Dora HS (Mount Dora, Fla.)
College: South Florida
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South Florida
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 30 27 77 141 .546 44 80 .550 0 0 .000 185 22 13 64 198 6.60
2005-06 29 29 139 287 .484 105 135 .778 0 2 .000 285 39 25 90 383 13.2
Totals 59 56 216 428 .505 149 215 .693 0 2 .000 470 61 38 154 581 9.80

Career Highlights: Honorable Mention All-Big East selection his senior year. Three-time member of the Big East weekly honor roll. Ranks fourth all-time at South Florida in blocks. Spent his first two seasons at Daytona Beach Community College.

Senior (2005-06): Led South Florida in rebounds (285), blocks (90) and finished second in scoring (13.2 ppg). Finished second in the Big East in rebounding average (9.8) and third in blocks (3.1 bpg). Finished 12th in the conference in free throw percentage (.778). Had 13 double-doubles. Scored in double figures 21 times. Posted seven points, five blocks and set career-highs with 17 rebounds and five assists against Villanova. Had a career-high 23 points on 9-for-10 shooting against Georgetown. Totaled 12 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and tied a career-high with six blocks against Connecticut. Blocked five or more shots six times.

Junior (2004-05): Led team in field goal percentage (.546) and blocks (64). Scored in double figures four times, including a then career-high 18 points against Prairie View A&M. Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds against Bethune-Cookman. Blocked six shots in a game twice. Blocked four or more shots in a game seven times. Had 12 points against Memphis and 12 points and eight rebounds against FIU.

Sophomore (2003-04): Averaged 11 points and eight rebounds at Daytona Beach C.C.

Freshman (2002-03): Averaged 8.0 points and 6.4 rebounds, while shooting 58 percent from the field. Blocked 38 shots.

Strengths: Good leaper, rebounder and shot blocker, who improved his game on both sides of the ball in his two years at South Florida. Runs the floor well and has good touch from the outside.

Personal: Son of Solomon and Uzeria Jones. Has two sisters, Carmella (16) and Nakia (14). Majoring in interdisciplinary social sciences.