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, Thread Started on Dec 13, 2006, 10:46pm ,
had these traits when he
was a star at DBCC.He
expanded on them during an All-Big East career at South Florida
is performing on the biggest stage of all.
As a member of the Atlanta Hawks
is the first player from DBCC to play in the NBA
"I just never doubted myself," Jones
said."I always tried to have high expectations of myself.I always wanted to play well, because I thought I had the chance to be in the league some kind of way."
As a rookie, Jones
is averaging three points and two rebounds per game for a Hawks team that is 8-11.Jones
, who was a second-round draft pick, has played in 16 games and has provided Atlanta with an energetic presence off the bench to complement the brute strength of fellow rookie Sheldon Williams.
The Hawks are high on Jones
and fully expect him to have a long and prosperous career as a pro player.You should also know Jones
was forced to overcome some obstacles to get to this point in his
It's well known Jones
was forced to play his
way onto the NBA radar following his
senior year at USF.It's also well known that Jones being taken with the 33rd-overall pick in last June's draft was somewhat of an upset.
But that was hardly the last hurdle Jones was forced to leap.A sprained ankle caused him to miss all but one exhibition game in training camp.It was an injury that caused Jones
to slip down the Hawks' depth chart.
truly has an NBA skill, it's his
ability to block shots.And that skill has been on display whenever he
blocked a career-high five shots against the Orlando Magic on Nov. 25.But he's
can do more than just block shots.He
scored a career-high 14 points to go along with five rebounds last Sunday against the Sacramento Kings, and he's
starting to make his
reputation as a high-energy player off the bench.
greatest accomplishment is that he's
in the rotation.He
can expect minutes on a nightly basis.
, it's been a rapid ascent to the top of the basketball world.But, if anything, he serves as a role model to the players at DBCC, who no doubt are having a tough season with a 1-11 start.
No doubt, he's
an extra recruiting tool when showcased as a player who made it to the highest level.
said, was simply a player who decided to work hard on the court and in the classroom.He
was a player who constantly worked on his
weaknesses and turned them into strengths.
"I think this is great for Solomon
," Dunne said.