College basketball fans were not the only group that recognized the extraordinary level of play in the BIG EAST Conference this past season. The National Basketball Association held its annual draft on June 28 and 11 BIG EAST standouts were selected. The total was more than any other conference. The draft was held in the Theatre in Madison Square Garden in New York.
June 29, 2006
TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2006) – Former University of South Florida men's basketball player Solomon Jones was selected 33rd overall by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2006 National Basketball Association Draft Wednesday night on a national television broadcast.
June 28, 2006
Solomon Jones Scored 16 points with 10 rebounds as Portsmouth Sports Club used a balanced attack with seven of their eight players reaching double figures in their 104-88 win over Holiday Inn Portsmouth in the Portsmouth Invitational championship game
April 9, 2006
South Florida center Solomon Jones has been named to the BIG EAST weekly Honor Roll the league announced today. Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara was named BIG EAST Player of the Week, while Cincinnati guard Devan Downey earns Rookie of the Week honors.
December 20, 2005