Jones Earns Invite To NBA Pre-Draft Camp

TAMPA, Fla. (May 9, 2006) – Former University of South Florida men's basketball player Solomon Jones has been invited to the 2006 National Basketball Association Pre-Draft Camp June 6-10, which for the first time is being held in Orlando, Fla.

Pre-Draft Camp drills, games, and strength and conditioning will be conducted at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. ESPNU will provide the most live coverage of an NBA Pre-Draft Camp, featuring six hours of coverage over two days.

In past years, the NBA Pre-Draft Camp has been held at the Moody Bible Institute's Solheim Center in downtown Chicago.

Jones helped lead the Portsmouth Sports Club to the championship of the 2006 Portsmouth Invitational in early April, the first of two major pre-draft camps this spring.

Jones' three-game weekend included a pair of double-doubles, allowing him to average 14.0 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor. He chipped in 16 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in the title game in just 24 minutes of action.

Jones was an Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST selection for the Bulls in 2005-06 after averaging 13.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. He concluded the year with 13 double-doubles and was ranked among the national leaders in blocked shots and rebounds.

The NBA Draft takes place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, June 28 and is televised on ESPN.

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