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Solomon Jones
Player Profile:
Solomon Jones 37934
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
City/State: Mount Dora, FL
High School: Mount Dora HS
Other College: Daytona Beach CC
Experience: 1 Letter

2004-05:  Appeared in all of the team’s 30 games, earning 27 starting assignments ... Topped the roster in field goal percentage (.546) ... 64 total blocks was the fifth-best single-season effort in school history ... Contributed seven points and six rebounds in victory over No. 18 Charlotte ... Matched personal best effort with six blocks in the conference tournament opener against Houston (3/9/05) ... Also scored eight points and grabbed five boards in the win ... Concluded the season with 12-point night against Memphis (3/11/05) ... Went 4-of-8 from the floor to record 11 points at DePaul (2/22/05) ... Blocked four shots vs. East Carolina (2/19/05) ... Grabbed nine rebounds at Southern Miss (2/2/05) ... Went 6-of-9 from the free throw  line (a career best) to record 12 points in 33 minutes vs. FIU (12/20) ... Grabbed 11 rebounds at South Carolina (12/14) ... Recorded a career-high six blocked shots vs. Grand Canyon (12/4) ... Nabbed 12 rebounds (five offensive) vs. Mississippi Valley State (12/3) ... Pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds in USF’s 89-64 win over Bethune-Cookman (11/29) ... Scored a career-high 18 points while grabbing seven rebounds vs. Prairie View A&M (11/23) ... Concluded the year contributing 6.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per night ... Earned first letter.

Daytona Beach Community College: Played one season for current USF assistant Frank Burnell and one for Brad Underwood, who spent several years at Western Illinois ... Averaged 11 points and eight rebounds as a sophomore ... In his freshman season, he contributed eight points and 6.4 rebounds, while shooting 58.2% from the field ... He also had 38 shot blocks as a freshman

High School: An all-area player for Mount Dora High School ... Coached by Roger Cox.

Personal: Born July 16, 1984, in Eustis, Fla., his given name is Solomon Jones III ... Son of Solomon and Uzeria Jones of Mount Dora, Fla ... Has two sisters, Carmella (16) and Nakia (14) ... Majoring in interdisciplinary social sciences.

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