Jonathan Rodriguez (basketball)

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Jonathan Rodríguez
Personal information
Born (1987-11-03) November 3, 1987 (age 29)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Calusa Preparatory
(Miami, Florida)
College Campbell (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present
Position Forward
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× First-team All-Atlantic Sun (2007, 2008, 2010)
  • Second-team All-Atlantic Sun (2009)

Jonathan John Rodríguez (born November 3, 1987) is a Puerto Rican basketball player who played for Campbell University in the A-Sun division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Biography[edit]

Rodríguez had a stellar high school career at Calusa Preparatory, where hed led the team to Florida’s state championship in 2005.[1] 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.[1] Rodríguez would join Campbell university’s athletic program in 2006.[1] 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.[1] Rodríguez was Campbell's first freshman to earn all-conference honors since Joe Spinks gained second team All-Big South recognition in 1991.[1] 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.[1] 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.[1] On November 27, 2006, Rodríguez was selected as Atlantic Sun division's Basketball Player-of-the-Week.[2]

On December 17, 2007, Rodríguez was selected as the A-Sun division player of the week.[3] 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.[3] Following his sophomore year Rodríguez received several honors, these included being selected first-team all-state by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] 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.[4] Rodríguez scored in double figures in thirty-eight sconsecutive games and scored twenty points and ten rebounds in twelve games.[4] 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.[4] 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "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. 
  2. ^ "Campbell's Rodríguez Wins First Career POTW Award". 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2007-05-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "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. 

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