Solomon Jones (basketball)

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Solomon Jones
Solomon Jones Pacers 2009.jpg
Jones in 2009
No. 44 – Erie BayHawks
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1984-07-16) July 16, 1984 (age 29)
Eustis, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Mount Dora (Mount Dora, Florida)
College Daytona State (2002–2004)
South Florida (2004–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2009 Atlanta Hawks
2009–2011 Indiana Pacers
2012 Los Angeles Clippers
2012 New Orleans Hornets
2013 Liaoning Flying Leopards
2013 New York Knicks
2013–2014 Orlando Magic
2014–present Erie BayHawks

Solomon Jones III (born July 16, 1984) is an American 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.

Professional career[edit]

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]

NBA career statistics[edit]

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 season[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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

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