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21 Mohamed Abukar
  • Sophomore 1L
  • Forward
  • 6-10, 210
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Rancho Bernardo High School

A big man with soft touch, he can hit the three with ease while possessing the ability to run the floor in Billy Donovan's up-tempo offense… His ability to knock down the three helps give the Gators a similar threat that Matt Bonner provided from the forward position … Battled a shoulder injury during his freshman season that limited his progress… Had off-season shoulder surgery and is expected to be back at 100 percent in time for workouts to begin…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2003-04 - A late addition to the Gator roster, he announced his intentions to come to the University of Florida on May 15 after originally signing with Georgia… Scored at least eight points in five games (Montana State, FAMU, Louisville, West Virginia, and Tennessee) … Averaged 14.2 minutes per game over his last nine games … Shot 44.4 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three-point range during Florida's late season four-game winning streak … Was the first sub off the bench 10 times during the season, a team-best … Played 30 games without fouling out … Missed the Gators' NCAA Tournament game against Manhattan with a lower back ailment… Attempted 64 shots from behind the arc, third most on the Gators team for the season … Recorded first nine points and grabbed four rebounds in his debut against Montana State, hitting three from beyond the arc … In that same contest, set a freshman opening day record for three-pointers attempted with nine … Posted a career-high of 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting, while grabbing a career-best five rebounds against Florida A&M … Was one of only two Gators to score in double figures at then-No. 25 Louisville, posting 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, in addition to grabbing four rebounds against the Cardinals … Dished out a career-high five assists in the Gators' victory over Northeastern … Tied his career high with five rebounds against Eastern Kentucky, while blocking a career-best three shots … Compiled nine points on 50 percent (3-for-6) shooting, along with one assist and one steal against Tennessee … Shot 2-of-3 from behind the arc, scoring six points in addition to grabbing five rebounds versus Arkansas … Had three points and three assists against Alabama in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals …

PREP - Averaged 28.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game during his senior season at Rancho Bernardo High School… Hit over 45 percent from beyond the arc… Rancho Bernardo got as high as No. 6 in the national rankings during his senior season… Was a member of the USA Junior National team in the summer of 2002, traveling to Venezuela on the same team that boasted Carmelo Anthony, Dee Brown and Chris Bosh… He was one of only three high school players on the roster… A finalist for a spot on the 2003 USA Junior Squad … As a junior he averaged 20.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 4.0 blocks and hit 41 percent of his three-pointers… Rancho Bernardo finished 19-9 during his junior year…

BEYOND BASKETBALL

  • Has traveled to South America to play competitively for USA Basketball
  • A member of the 2002 USA Junior National Team and a finalist for the 2003 team
  • A Muslim, he observes Ramadan, a period that covers the early stages of the season
  • Models his game after NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett
  • Originally from Ohio, his family moved to Southern California when he was just two years old
  • Born on New Year's Day, 1985
Mohamed Abukar's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT.  
2003-04 30-0 402 30-88 .341 17-64 .266 4-7 .571
TOTALS 30-0 402 30-88 .341 17-64 .266 4-7 .571
Year REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2003-04 62 2.1 22 25 12 7 27-0 81 2.7
TOTALS 62 2.1 22 25 12 7 27-0 81 2.7
Mohamed Abukar's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT.  
2003-04 16-0 185 9-32 .281 6-24 .250 3-6 .500
TOTALS 16-0 185 9-32 .281 6-24 .250 3-6 .500
Year REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP A
2003-04 21 1.3 7 9 4 4 16-0 27 1.7
TOTALS 21 1.3 7 9 4 4 16-0 27 1.7
Points
Season 12, vs. FAMU (12/2/03)
Career 12, vs. FAMU (12/2/03)
Rebounds
Season 5, 5x, last vs. Arkansas (02/28/04)
Career 5, 5x, last vs. Arkansas (02/28/04)
Field Goals
Season 5, vs. FAMU (12/2/03)
Career 5, vs. FAMU (12/2/03)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 9, vs. Montana St. (11/25/03)
Career 9, vs. Montana St. (11/25/03)
3-Point FGs
Season 3, vs. Montana St. (11/25/03)
Career 3, vs. Montana St. (11/25/03)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 9, vs. Montana St. (11/25/03)
Career 9, vs. Montana St. (11/25/03)
Free Throws
Season 2, vs. Tennessee (01/10/04)
Career 2, vs. Tennessee (01/10/04)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 4, vs. Tennessee (01/10/04)
Career 4, vs. Tennessee (01/10/04)
Assists
Season 5, vs.Northeastern (12/22/03)
Career 5, vs. Northeastern (12/22/03)
Steals
Season 2, at Kentucky (3/7/04)
Career 2, at Kentucky (3/7/04)
Blocked Shots
Season 3, vs. EKU (12/27/03)
Career 3, vs. EKU (12/27/03)
Minutes Played
Season 27, vs. West Virginia (12/20/03)
Career 27, vs. West Virginia (12/20/03)
Misc. Stats 03-04 Career
Times led UF in scoring 0 0
Times led UF in Rebs. 0 0
Times led UF in Assists 0 0
Double figure scoring 2 2
Double figure reb. games 0 0
Double Doubles 0 0
Dunks 0 0
Charges Drawn 0 0
First off the Bench 10 10
Scored UF's First Pts. 1 1
Three Point Plays 1-1 1-1
Final Three Minutes from Line 2-4 2-4

 

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