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42 Bonell Colas
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  • Senior, 2L
  • Forward
  • 6-9, 225
  • Miami, Fla.
  • North Miami High School
  • Major: Sociololgy

A versatile big man who runs the floor well and is athletic… Good shot blocking skills… Showed improvement in his overall game and gained confidence on the offensive end… Continues to add size and strength to compliment his tremendous athleticism around the basket… Has six double figure scoring games… Has 23 career dunks and has drawn 10 career charges… 10-of-14 (.714) from the foul line in the games' final three minutes during his career…

AS A JUNIOR IN 2002-03 - Saw action in 27 games for a total of 342 minutes… Set new career-highs in a season in several statistical categories: minutes played (342), field goals made (48), field goals attempted (93), free throws made (34), free throws attemtped (46), assists (17) and points (130)… The first player off the Gator bench six times during the year, the second highest total on the team… Posted 36 offensive and 37 defensive rebounds for 73 total boards… 49.3 percent of his rebounds were on the offensive end, the highest percentage of any Gator regular in 2002-03… Played at least 10 minutes in 20 games (10 vs. Florida State, 10 vs. Maryland, 23 vs. Miami, 14 vs. Charleston Southern, 12 vs. Bethune-Cookman, 16 vs. Florida A&M, 24 vs. South Carolina, 19 vs. LSU, 14 vs. Arkansas, 12 vs. Kentucky, 12 vs. Alabama, 19 vs. Ole Miss, 16 vs. Tennessee, 15 vs. New Orleans, 22 vs. South Carolina, 12 vs. Auburn, 17 vs. Georgia, 10 vs. Kentucky, 15 vs. LSU and 12 vs. Sam Houston)… Scored in double-figures four times (16 vs. South Carolina, 14 vs. Ole Miss, 11 vs. South Carolina and 11 vs. LSU)… Shot 50-percent or better from the field in 14 games (Florida State, Maryland, Charleston Southern, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, New Orleans, South Carolina, Georgia, Sam Houston)… Blocked two shots in two games this season (Kentucky and Alabama)… Scored 11 points in only 15 minutes of action vs. LSU in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament (3/14)… Grabbed five rebounds as well, four of which were offensive… Scored six points on 2-2 shooting (100-percent) from the field vs. Georgia (3/4)… Scored 11 points and shot 4-6 (67-percent) from the field vs. South Carolina (2/25)… Came up with high biggest outing in Columbia, when he scored a career-high 16 points vs. South Carolina (1/18)… Also tied a career-high with six made field goals vs. South Carolina on a career-high 10 FG attempts… Grabbed a season-high six boards vs. the Gamecocks… Made a season-high four free throws in games vs. South Carolina and Ole Miss… Dished off a season-high two assists vs. both Charleston Southern and LSU… Has had a steal in six games this season (South Florida, Miami, Charleston Southern, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and Arkansas).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2001-02 - Appeared in 30 games only missing the High Point game… Did not play for precautionary reasons vs. High Point after falling and hitting his head on December 17th… Returned to practice on December 19th… Made first collegiate start vs. Creighton in the NCAA Tournament… Was the first sub off the bench seven times - second best on the squad… Ranked third on the squad in free throw percentage (.784)… Eclipsed his point total from his freshman campaign in just 19 games… Had a career-high 12 points vs. Stetson… Also scored in double figures vs. South Florida… Made a career-high 12 trips to the foul line vs. New Hampshre after taking just 26 free throws his entire freshman season… Made 15-of-31 from the field in last 10 games after a 2-of-8 stretch… Equaled his career-high in rebounds (eight) vs. Auburn, matching his total from the previous six games… Scored 13 points in SEC Tournament after scoring just six points in previous seven games… Had 19 points in three post-season games after having 18 points in previous 12 games… Shot 3-of-3 from the field vs. Creighton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000-01 - Came off the bench to see action at the center spot… Played in 25 of 31 games (missing Florida State, Michigan State, Rutgers, Tennessee, at Kentucky, Arkansas)… Eight dunks was tied for second best on squad despite ranking 10th in minutes played… Was perfect from the field in eight games… Saw season-high 17 minutes in back-to-back games (New Hampshire and South Carolina)… Six of his 10 blocked shots came in a five-game stretch late in the season (Alabama to Ole Miss in SEC Tournament)… Scored career high 11 points to go with eight rebounds vs. FAMU… Averaged 5.0 ppg on 4-of-6 shooting (.667) in SEC Tournament… .Shot .737 (14-of-19) in away games…

PREP - Ranked among the top 35 power forwards in the nation by some recruiting services… A 2000 graduate of North Miami High school where he played for Dwight Stewart as a junior and senior… Played for Shawn Carney as a freshman and sophomore… A four-year starter, who was also a team captain for two years… Earned First-Team All-State (6A) honors after averaging 27.5 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game during his senior season and led the Pioneers to a 19-8 record… .Scored a career-high 43 points and 24 rebounds in an overtime loss to rival Norland… Played in Dade-Broward All-Star Game… Averaged 22.5 ppg as a junior and earned Second-Team All-State honors… Had 35 and 33 point games against Norland as a junior… Averaged 18.1 ppg as a sophomore… Also considered Louisville, Clemson, LaSalle, St. Joseph and Mississippi State in the recruiting process…

PERSONAL - Born Bonell Colas on Aug. 16, 1982 in Miami, Fla… .Parents are Boniface and Sultane… Parents are of Haitian descent… Has seven brothers and three sisters… Pretended to be Kareem Abdul Jabbar as a kid… Favorite player is Kevin Garnett… Enjoys watching golf… Nickname is Bo.

Bonell Colas' Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2000-01 25-0 214 28-48 .583 0-0 .000 19-26 .731 51
2001-02 30-1 308 39-85 .459 0-0 .000 29-37 .784 71
2002-03 27-0 342 48-93 .516 0-0 .000 34-46 .739 73
TOTALS 82-1 864 115-226 .509 0-0 .000 82-109 .752 195
Year AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2000-01 2.0 8 18 10 6 32-0 75 3.0  
2001-02 2.4 13 30 10 13 48-2 107 3.6  
2002-03 2.7 17 32 8 9 42-0 130 4.8  
TOTALS 2.4 38 80 28 28 122-2 312 3.8
Bonell Colas' SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2000-01 13-0 98 11-18 .611 0-0 .000 1-4 .250 14
2001-02 16-0 142 12-32 .375 0-0 .000 6-8 .750 31
2002-03 16-0 211 31-62 .500 0-0 .000 20-28 .714 49
TOTALS 45-0 451 54-112 .482 0-0 .000 27-40 .675 94
Year AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV
2000-01 1.1 3 9 5 2 15-0 23 1.8  
2001-02 1.9 8 16 6 6 23-2 30 1.9  
2002-03 3.1 8 19 7 2 21-0 82 5.1  
TOTALS 2.1 19 44 18 10 59-2 135 3.0
Bonell Colas' NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2000-01 2-0 14 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0
2001-02 1-1 13 3-3 1.00 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 4
2002-03 2-0 18 2-3 .667 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 4
TOTALS 5-1 71 5-8 .625 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 8
Year AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2000-01 0.0 1 0 0 1 3-0 0 0.0  
2001-02 4.0 0 4 0 0 3-0 6 6.0  
2002-03 2.0 3 4 0 0 4-0 4 2.0  
TOTALS 1.6 4 8 0 1 10-0 10 2.0  

Colas' Game Highs
Points

Season 16, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)
Career 16, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)
Rebounds
Season 6, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)
Career 8, 2x. last vs.Auburn (2/20/02)
Field Goal
Season 6, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)
Career 6, 2x last vs. S. Carolina (1/18/03)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 10, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)
Career 10, 2x last vs. S. Carolina (1/18/03)
3-Point FGs
Season None
Career None
3-Point FG Attempts
Season None
Career None
Free Throws
Season 4, 2x last vs. Ole Miss (2/12/03)
Career 9, vs. New Hampshire (11/28/01)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 7, vs. South Carolina (2/25/03)
Career 12, vs. New Hampshire (11/28/01)
Assists
Season 3, vs. South Carolina (2/25/03)
Career 3, 3x last vs. S. Carolina (2/25/03)
Steals
Season 1, 9x last vs. LSU (3/14/03)
Career 2, 4x last vs. Miss. State (2/2/02)
Blocked Shots
Season 2, 2x last vs. Alabama (2/8/03)
Career 2, 4x last vs. Alabama (2/8/03)
Minutes Played
Season 24, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)
Career 24, vs. South Carolina (1/18/03)

Misc. Stats 2002-03 Career
Times Led UF in Assists 0 1
Double Figure Scoring Games 3 6
Dunks 9 23
Charges Drawn 2 10
First Player off the Bench 6 16
Scored UF's First Points 0 2
Three Point Plays 6-7 8-10
Final Three Minutes from Line 0-1 10-14
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