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#13 Joakim Noah
  • Junior 2L
  • Forward/Center 6-11/227
  • New York, N.Y
  • Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

One of the premier big men returning in college basketball… MVP of both the Final Four and the Minneapolis Region during last year's NCAA title run… A First Team All-SEC selection, an Honorable Mention All-American (Associated Press) and the Gators' leading scorer in 2005-06… .Set an NCAA Tournament record with 29 blocked shots and a national finals record with six vs. UCLA… Runs the floor incredibly well, phenomenal shot-blocking skills and nice touch around the basket… Extremely active on the offensive glass and brings a spark to the Gators when he enters the game…

AS A SOPHOMORE 2005-06: Led the Gators in scoring at 14.2 points per game and was second on the squad in rebounding at 7.1 boards per game… Came within one block of setting a UF single season block record, swatting 95 shots on the season, including an NCAA Tournament record 29 in the six games of the tourney… Blocked a national title game record six shots against UCLA… First Team All-SEC and Honorable Mention All-American (AP)honors as a sophomore, he was the MVP of the Final Four and the MVP of the Minneapolis Region… Averaged 16.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game in the NCAA Tournament… Averaged a team-high 15.6 points per game in SEC play along with 7.2 rebounds, while blocking 34 shots… Hit the game-winning shot in the SEC title game against South Carolina, then sealed victory with a blocked shot on the defensive end as time expired… Finished third in the nation in field goal percentage at 62.7 percent on the year… Took his game to another level after New Year's, averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds per game after the Christmas break after averaging 11.8 points per game prior to it… Posted a team-high 31 double-figures scoring game, including seven games of 20-or-more and UF's only 30-point game, a 37-point outburst against Georgia that was the highest total ever by a Billy Donovan-coached player… Had seven double-doubles and seven double-figure rebounding games overall… Tallied61 dunks on his 202 overall field goals… Opened the season strongly, recording 17 points and three assists against the Albany in the second game of the season… Had 12 points and seven rebounds in the Championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden against Syracuse… Also added four steals… Had two blocks versus Florida State on Nov. 25 as the Gators rallied from 17 points down to win… Tallied five assists against UCF… Made 5-of-8 shots from the field, scoring 13 points against the Golden Knights… Played 27 minutes against Providence and contributed with 11 points… Led the team with eight rebounds… Made five free throws against the Friars… Went 5-for-7 from the field with 12 points and five rebounds in 18 minutes of action against Bethune Cookman… Scored 21 points against Jacksonville… Earned his first double-double by adding 10 rebounds against the Dolphins… Set career-highs with six blocked shots, eight free throws made, 11 free throws attempted in 29 minutes against Miami… Led the team with 18 points and eight rebounds against the Hurricanes… Turned the momentum in the game with the Gators trailing by five in the final minutes, Noah went on a personal 5-0 run to tie the game… Fourteen of his 18 points came in the second half… Hit 9-of-13 from the floor against FAMU… Led the team with 18 points against the Rattlers… Scored 24 points to lead the team against Georgia… Made nine field goals against the Bulldogs… Led the team with eight rebounds against Auburn… Converted on 4-of-5 free throws against the Tigers to finish with 10 points… Was a perfect 10-for-10 from the field in 15 minutes against Savannah State, only the third player in UF history to reach 10 field goals made without a miss… Led the team with 21 points and added four blocked shots against the Tigers… Recorded 11 points, three blocked shots and eight rebounds against Tennessee… Played a career-high 33 minutes against South Carolina… Recorded a double-double versus the Gamecocks with 13 rebounds and nine points… Score 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting against Vanderbilt… Had a stellar night against Kentucky setting a new career-high with 11 field goals made… Grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots defensively against the Wildcats… Led the team with 15 points against South Carolina… Also led the team with three steals and four assists against the Gamecocks… Scored 16 points and led the team with nine rebounds against LSU… Recorded two blocks in 20 minutes against the Tigers… Went 4-for-5 from the field for 12 points against Vanderbilt… Added eight rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes of play against the Commodores… Made 5-of-6 shots from the field against Arkansas… Finished one rebound shy of a double-double (16 points, nine rebounds) against the Razorbacks… Led the team with 20 points against Tennessee on 7-of-11 shooting… Had a career-high five steals against the Vols… Led the team with four blocked shots against Alabama… Added 12 points and four rebounds against the Crimson Tide… Set a new school record by draining 19 free throws against Georgia, which was also the second most by any player in the nation in 2005-06… Set new career-highs with 37 points and 11 rebounds against the Bulldogs… His 37 points was the seventh most recorded in a single game… Grabbed 11 rebounds for a second consecutive game against Kentucky… Also scored 15 points and blocked four shots against the Wildcats, helping him earn SEC Player of the Week honors for the second time on the year… . Had nine points and six rebounds against Arkansas at the SEC Tournament… Led the team with 12 rebounds (six offensive, six defensive) against LSU in the semifinals… Collected a double-double by scoring 15 points against the Tigers… Grabbed seven rebounds during the SEC Tournament championship game against South Carolina… Added eight points and two blocked shots against the Gamecocks… Blocked five shots against South Alabama at the NCAA Tournament in Jacksonville… Led the team with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting against the Jaguars… Had a career-high six assists against UW-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament… Scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Georgetown in NCAA regional semifinals, while adding five blocks… Played career-high 36 minutes and grabbed career-best 15 rebounds, while scoring 21 points against Villanova… Named MVP of Minneapolis regional… Led the team with four blocks against George Mason in the national semifinal game… Made 5-of-11 shots against the Patriots for 12 points… Led the team with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the national championship game against UCLA… Set a championship game record with six blocked shots… Named the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four… Ranked third nationally with 62.7 percent shooting from the field… Ranked 26th in the nation and third in the SEC with 2.44 blocks per game… Ranked ninth in the SEC with 7.1 rebounds per game…

AS A FRESHMAN 2004-05: Became an immediate fan favorite due to his scrappy, intense activity around the glass… Did not see any action against Jacksonville due to mononucleosis… Scored 11 points and pulled down nine rebounds in 10 minutes of play against FAU… Saw limited action against Providence… Recorded five rebounds, three points, two assists, and two blocks in 14 minutes against FAMU … Finished with two points, scoring on his only attempt from the field, in three minutes of play versus Miami … Played 15 minutes and collected six points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal against Stetson … Scored two points in four minutes of action against Louisville … Netted a career-high 14 points, grabbed four rebounds and recorded two steals versus Georgia Southern… Pulled down eight rebounds, netted seven points and recorded an assist, a blocked shot and a steal in a career-high 18 minutes of play against Eastern Kentucky… Grabbed six rebounds and scored six points in 12 minutes of action versus Sam Houston State… Scored four points, grabbed two rebounds, dished out an assist, made a steal and blocked a shot against Florida State… In eight minutes of action, scored four points and grabbed one rebound against Arkansas… Swatted one shot in six minutes of play against Auburn… Tallied five points and dished out an assist in 13 minutes of action versus Vanderbilt… Made all four field goal attempts on his way to recording nine points, two rebounds, and one block in 11 minutes of play versus Tennessee… Scored three points, snatched four rebounds, and swatted one shot in 15 minutes of action against Georgia… Career-high four block shots against South Carolina while chipping in with five points, two assists, and four rebounds in just ten minutes of action… Grabbed four rebounds, scored four points, while adding a block and an assist against Miss. State… Two points and three rebounds in 10 minutes of action against Alabama… Game-high three blocked shots in addition to four points and four rebounds in 12 minutes of action against Kentucky… Tallied four rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes of play against Tennessee… Eight points, two rebounds, two assists and a block in 16 minutes of action against Ole Miss… Collected two rebounds in five minutes of play against LSU… Played four minutes against Vanderbilt… Scored two points and grabbed a rebound in five minutes of action versus South Carolina… Dished out an assist in eight minutes of play versus Georgia… In first career SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State, Noah grabbed one rebound in five minutes of action… Saw limited action against Alabama in SEC semifinals game… In SEC tournament title game versus Kentucky, Noah saw limited action… In the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament versus Villanova, pulled down one rebound in limited action…

PREP: Guided Lawrenceville Prep to the State Championship his senior season, averaging 24.0 points and 12.0 rebounds… Transferred to Lawrenceville, a prep school five miles outside of Princeton, N.J., for his senior season… Lawrenceville Prep defeated St. Benedict's Prep 90-68 for the state title, a team featuring North Carolina recruit J.R. Smith… Selected to play in the EA Sports Roundball Classic in Chicago in March along with nation's premier talent… Played at Poly Prep his junior season where he averaged 24.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocked shots…

What They Are Saying…

"Noah says he knows exactly who he is - and it's deeper than being the son of fame and beauty. He's the sum of what he has seen and done, that's who. Noah says he's a little bit of everything." - Rick Maese, Orlando Sentinel

"I never had any idea how good he would be. When he got older, he'd always play ball with my son, and even then I didn't know he'd be like he is now. I still can't believe he's 7-feet." - Former NBA-great Patrick Ewing

"Joakim is a people person, he enjoys being around people. He has an enthusiasm for life that's so refreshing. He's very much opinionated. Wait, that isn't the right word. He's very, very well-versed. Let's say politics or things that are going on in the country and the world - he likes debating these things. I remember seeing him and [associate head coach] Anthony Grant and they were having a healthy discussion about politics. That' not something you always see." - Florida coach Billy Donovan

Joakim Noah's Career Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2004-05 29-0 273 36-60 .600 0-0 .000 30-52 .577 72 2.5 15 17 19 6 46-2 102 3.5
2005-06 39-38 972 202-322 .627 0-1 .000 148-202 .733 278 7.1 80 76 95 44 84-3 552 14.2
TOTALS 68-38 1245 238-382 .623 0-1 .000 178-254 .700 350 5.1 95 93 114 50 130-5 654 9.6
Joakim Noah's SEC Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV
2004-05 15-0 154 18-32 .563 0-0 .000 11-16 .688 32 2.1 9 8 12 0 21-0 47 3.1
2005-06 16-15 413 86-131 .656 0-0 .000 77-101 .762 115 7.5 29 37 34 17 42-3 249 15.6
TOTALS 31-15 567 104-163 .638 0-0 .000 88-117 .752 147 4.7 38 45 46 17 63-3 296 9.6
Joakim Noah's NCAA Statistics
Year GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
2004-05 1-0 2 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0.0
2005-06 6-6 193 33-60 .550 0-1 .000 31-37 .838 57 9.5 19 15 29 8 11-0 97 16.2
TOTALS 7-6 195 33-60 .550 0-1 .000 31-37 .838 58 8.3 19 15 29 8 12-0 97 13.9

Points
Season 37, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Career 37, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Rebounds
Season 15, vs. Villanova (3/26/06)
Career 15, vs. Villanova (3/26/06)
Field Goals
Season 11, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Career 11, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 14, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Career 14, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
3-Point FGs
Season
Career
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 1, vs. George Mason (4/1/06)
Career 1, vs. George Mason (4/1/06)
Free Throws
Season 19, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Career 19, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 22, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Career 22, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Assists
Season 6 vs. UW-Milwaukee (3/18/06)
Career 6, vs. UW-Milwaukee (3/18/06)
Steals
Season 5, vs. Tennessee (2/22/06)
Career 5, vs. Tennessee (2/22/06)
Blocked Shots
Season 6, 2x, last vs. UCLA (4/3/06)
Career 6, 2x, last vs. UCLA (4/3/06)
Minutes Played
Season 36, vs. Villanova (3/26/06)
Career 36, vs. Villanova (3/26/06)

Misc. Stats 05-06 Career
Times led UF in scoring 11 11
Times led UF in Rebs. 17 18
Times led UF in Assists 5 5
Double figure scoring 31 33
Double figure reb. games 7 7
Double Doubles 7 7
Dunks 61 68
Charges Drawn 2 3
First off the Bench 1 6
Scored UF's First Pts. 11 11
Three Point Plays 14-21 18-29
Final Three Minutes from Line 9-12 22-28
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