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Solomon Jones III (born July 16, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. He is 6'10" and weighs 235 lb, playing the power forward and center positions. He played his college basketball at Daytona State College for two seasons (2002–2004) and then at the University of South Florida for another two seasons (2004–2006). He was then selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 33rd overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft.

Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones Pacers 2009.jpg
Jones in 2009
Personal information
Born (1984-07-16) July 16, 1984 (age 34)
Eustis, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolMount Dora (Mount Dora, Florida)
College
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career2006–2017
PositionPower forward / Center
Career history
20062009Atlanta Hawks
20092011Indiana Pacers
2012Los Angeles Clippers
2012New Orleans Hornets
2013Liaoning Flying Leopards
2013New York Knicks
2013–2014Orlando Magic
2014Erie BayHawks
2014Changsha Bank Guangdong
2017Oklahoma City Blue

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Professional careerEdit

As a rookie, he played in 58 games for the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 3.3 points a game and 2.3 rebounds a game in 11.5 minutes. After three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, he signed a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers.[1]

On January 3, 2012, he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers,[2] but he was later waived on February 7.[3] On February 15, 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Hornets.[4] On February 27, 2012, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Hornets.[5] In September 2012, Jones signed with the Phoenix Suns. On October 24, 2012, Jones was waived by the Suns.[6] In January 2013, he joined the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association. On April 12, 2013, Jones signed with the New York Knicks.[7] He was later waived by the Knicks on April 15, 2013.[8][9]

In September 2013, he signed with the Orlando Magic.[10] On January 4, 2014, he was waived by the Magic.[11]

On February 10, 2014, Jones was acquired by the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League.[12] On May 8, 2014, he signed with Changsha Bank Guangdong (a.k.a. Dongguan Snowwolf) of the Chinese National Basketball League.[13]

On September 26, 2015, Jones signed with the Chicago Bulls.[14] However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 18, 2015.[15] On March 24, 2017, Jones was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue.[16]

The Basketball TournamentEdit

In 2017, Jonesparticipated in The Basketball Tournament with Tampa Bulls, a team of USF alumni. Jones' team made it to the Sweet 16 where they lost to eventual tournament champion Overseas Elite.[17]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Atlanta 58 8 11.5 .508 .000 .787 2.3 .2 .2 .7 3.3
2007–08 Atlanta 35 0 4.1 .400 .000 .550 1.2 .0 .1 .1 1.0
2008–09 Atlanta 63 0 10.7 .604 .500 .716 2.3 .2 .1 .5 3.0
2009–10 Indiana 52 2 13.0 .443 .000 .718 2.8 .6 .3 .7 4.0
2010–11 Indiana 39 0 13.5 .405 .000 .661 2.9 .8 .3 .6 3.6
2011–12 L.A. Clippers 10 0 9.6 .125 .000 .800 1.7 .2 .4 .5 .6
2011–12 New Orleans 11 1 17.8 .434 .000 .833 3.7 .6 .5 .5 5.5
2012–13 New York 2 1 13.0 .000 .000 .000 1.5 .0 .0 .5 .0
2013–14 Orlando 11 0 7.7 .353 .000 .500 1.5 .2 .2 .2 1.3
Career 281 12 11.9 .467 .111 .717 2.3 .4 .2 .5 3.0

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Atlanta 7 0 4.1 .200 .000 .000 1.1 .1 .1 .4 .6
2009 Atlanta 9 1 8.6 .500 .000 1.000 1.8 .2 .1 .0 1.6
Career 16 1 6.6 .364 .000 .500 1.5 .2 .1 .2 1.1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Indiana Pacers sign Solomon Jones
  2. ^ "CLIPPERS SIGN FREE AGENT SOLOMON JONES". NBA.com. January 3, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "CLIPPERS WAIVE JONES". NBA.com. February 7, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "HORNETS SIGN SOLOMON JONES". NBA.com. February 15, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "HORNETS SIGN SOLOMON JONES". NBA.com. February 27, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Solomon Jones Player Profile – RealGM.com
  7. ^ Knicks sign Solomon Jones for rest of season
  8. ^ NY KnicksPR. Twitter. April 15, 2013.
  9. ^ Knicks Waive Solomon Jones
  10. ^ Magic Sign Osby, Four Others; Prepare for Camp
  11. ^ "Magic Waive Solomon Jones". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2013.
  12. ^ BayHawks Add Nine-Year NBA Veteran
  13. ^ Solomon Jones signs in China
  14. ^ BULLS FINALIZE TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
  15. ^ BULLS WAIVE ENGLISH, HANSBROUGH AND JONES
  16. ^ "Blue Acquires Solomon Jones". NBA.com. March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  17. ^ https://thetournament.com/players/solomon-jones

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