Jonathan Rodriguez (basketball)
November 3, 1987 |
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Calusa Preparatory
|NBA draft||2010 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Rodríguez had a stellar high school career at Calusa Preparatory, where hed led the team to Florida’s state championship in 2005. He had an average of 25.5 points per game and was selected as Florida’s Player of the Year in Class 1-A, Miami Herald 3A-1A Player of the Year. Rodríguez would join Campbell university’s athletic program in 2006. He debuted as the team’s starting Forward. He had a notable rookie year being ranked among the A-sun division’s leader in ten different categories. This were: third in scoring with 17.3 points per game; first in rebounding (8.8); first in defensive boards (6.32); twelfth in steals (1.45); seventh in blocks (1.1); twelfth in assist to turnover ratio (1.15); eighth in offensive rebounds (2.45); twelfth in field goal percentage (.468), fifteenth in free throw percentage (.708) and thirteenth in assists with an average of 3.03 assists per game. Rodríguez was Campbell's first freshman to earn all-conference honors since Joe Spinks gained second team All-Big South recognition in 1991. He is the only freshman player in school Division I history to gain first-team all-league recognition. He compiled 12 double-doubles in 31 games and scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games played, in eleven occasions breaking the twenty point mark. He tied the school’s points record by for a freshman with 30 points against Stetson University as well as the free throw percentage mark with a 10 out of ten performance on the same game. On November 27, 2006, Rodríguez was selected as Atlantic Sun division's Basketball Player-of-the-Week.
On December 17, 2007, Rodríguez was selected as the A-Sun division player of the week. On this week he had an average of 28.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game as well as scoring two consecutive double-doubles and establishing a personal mark with thirty-four points scored in a game. Following his sophomore year Rodríguez received several honors, these included being selected first-team all-state by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Several specialized websites awarded him recognitions including CollegeHoops.net and CollegeInsider.com who named him an honorable mention Mid-Major All-American, MidMajority.com considered him the Atlantic Sun Conference's player of the year. He was also selected as a first-team all-conference player by the A-Sun's coaches. Rodríguez finished his second college year in the twenty-second and twentieth places in the NCAA in scoring and rebounds, with 20.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He became the second player in Campbell's history to score more than 600 points in a season, finishing with a total of 626 and became the fastest player to pass the 1,000 points mark. Rodríguez scored in double figures in thirty-eight sconsecutive games and scored twenty points and ten rebounds in twelve games. Among A-Sun players he finished ninth in field goal percentage, tenth in steals, third in minutes played, seventh in free throw percentage and second in offensive and defensive rebounds. On May 10, 2008, he participated in a special event organized by the National Superior Basketball (BSN) league, where a team of college students competed against a team of young BSN players. In this game he played 11:35 minutes and scored five rebounds and one assist.
- "Collegeinsider.com Names Rodríguez to Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team". 2007-03-12. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Campbell's Rodríguez Wins First Career POTW Award". 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2007-05-16.[dead link]
- "Jonathan Rodríguez Named A-Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Campbell University. 2007-12-17. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
- "Rodriguez Named Mid-Major All-American by two outlets, picked to All-State Team". Campbell University. 2008-03-31. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2008-05-11.