Joakim Noah
Full Name: Joakim Simon Noah
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-11 / 232
Birthdate: February 25, 1985 (New York, N.Y.)
High School: Poly Prep Country Day School (Brooklyn, N.Y.), then The Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, N.J.)
College: Florida
 

Florida
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 29 0 36 60 .600 30 52 .577 0 0 72 15 6 19 102 3.50
2005-06 39 38 202 322 .627 148 202 .733 0 1 .000 278 80 44 95 552 14.2
2006-07 40 40 173 285 .607 132 199 .663 1 1 .000 337 90 45 72 479 12.0
Totals 108 78 408 667 .612 310 453 .684 1 2 .500 678 185 95 186 1124 10.6

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 NCAA Tournament Final Four. Earned consensus Second Team All-America honors as a junior. Named First Team All-SEC his sophomore and junior seasons. Set the NCAA Tournament record for blocked shots (29) in 2006. Posted 15 career double-doubles. Finished collegiate career as Florida’s 34th all-time leading scorer with 1,124 points. Also ranks second all-time in career field goal percentage (.612) and second in blocked shots (186). Helped lead Florida to national championships in 2006 and 2007, as the Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years.

Junior (2006-07): Averaged 12.0 points, 8.4 rebounds (ranked fifth in the SEC) and 1.8 blocks (eighth). Posted eight double-doubles. Scored career-high 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Ole Miss. Posted a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds vs. Georgia. Tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Kentucky. Recorded 19 points in back-to-back wins over Vanderbilt and Tennessee. Pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds at Florida A&M. Tallied 17 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and five steals vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament championship game. Named to the All-Tournament Team. Shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in scoring 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Registered a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double vs. Oregon in the Midwest Regional Finals. Grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots vs. UCLA in the Final Four.

Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged a team-high 14.2 points, ranked second in rebounding (7.1 rpg, ranked ninth in the SEC) and a team-high 2.4 blocked shots (third). Led the SEC and ranked third nationally in field goal percentage (.627). Scored 20 or more points seven times, including a 37-point explosion vs. Georgia. Posted seven double-doubles. Registered 18 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots vs. Miami (Fla.). Scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament semifinals. Registered 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. Tallied 12 points and four blocked shots vs. George Mason in the Final Four. Scored 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting and blocked a championship game record six shots vs. UCLA in the title contest.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.4 minutes a contest. Posted season-high 14 points vs. Georgia Southern. Tallied 11 points and nine rebounds vs. Florida Atlantic. Blocked a season-high four shots vs. South Carolina.

Strengths: Plays with boundless energy and passion. Extremely long and agile player with a good overall feel for the game. Thrives on competition.

Personal: Majored in anthropology. Father, Yannick, was the 1983 French Open champion and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Mother, Cecilia Rodhe, was Miss Sweden in 1978. Is an avid Bob Marley fan. Speaks fluent French.

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