2006 Draft Profile: Solomon Jones

David Thorpe has seen fellow Floridian Solomon Jones play, and describes his game to TrueHoop in this MP3.

He could be come the first NBA pick from the University of South Florida Bulls in two decades. Greg Auman of the St. Petersburg Times reports:

Jones worked out with the New Jersey Nets on Monday morning, and they liked what they saw enough they kept him around for a second day of workouts. It's the last flurry of a busy three months since Jones' season ended, hard work that coach Robert McCullum expects to culminate with Jones' name being called tonight.

"All of his workouts have gone very well, and he's certainly solidified his stock in this draft," McCullum said.

Jones, 6 feet 10 and 230 pounds, played primarily at center for the Bulls, but he'll be a power forward in the NBA, so he has worked to show scouts what he can do facing the basket, showcasing his athleticism and one of the draft's most impressive wingspans at 7 feet, 4.75 inches. He has worked out for at least a dozen teams, and if selected, he'll be the highest draft pick in school history and the first since Curtis Kitchen went in the sixth round in 1986. His success may help bring other NBA-caliber players to USF.