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Joakim Noah

F/C

Height
6' 11"
CLASS
Jr.
Hometown
New York, N.Y.
Weight
230 lbs.
Experience
2L
School
Lawrenceville Prep

Earned Florida’s first second-team Associated Press All-America selection since 1968 as a junior…Named to the SEC Tournament All-Tournament team in 2007…Preseason SEC Player of the Year selection prior to the 2006-07 campaign…MVP of both the Final Four and the Minneapolis Region during the 2006 NCAA title run…A First Team All-SEC selection in both 2005-06 and 2006-07…An Honorable Mention AP All-American 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 as a sophomore…Runs the floor incredibly well, phenomenal shot-blocking skills and nice touch around the basket…

AS A JUNIOR 2006-07: A second-team AP All-America selection after averaging 12.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game…Earned first-team All-SEC honors for the second-consecutive season…Notched his eighth career double-double, scoring 11 points and ripping down 15 boards, in the season-opening win over Samford…Also tied a career-high with six assists in the victory…Netted 15 points and snagged 10 rebounds against North Florida, marking his second double-double of the season, and the ninth of his career…Scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and collected eight rebounds in the win over Jacksonville…Turned in an eight-point, six-rebound night in the win over Chattanooga…Scored a game-high 19 points, while also grabbing five rebounds and blocking three shots, in the win over Prairie View…Scored 10 points and grabbed three boards in the win over Western Kentucky…Has 17 points and four rebounds versus Kansas…Shot 11-of-15 (73.3 percent) from the floor during the Las Vegas road trip…Came up with three points and six rebounds against Southern…Scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field, dished out five assists and collected four rebounds against Florida State…Netted 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win over Providence…Established a new career high with 17 rebounds against FAMU, while also tying his career best with six blocks and chipping in with seven points…Registered 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds in the win over Stetson…Posted seven points, nine rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes against Ohio State…Earned his 10th collegiate double-double, and third of the season, after turning in 13 points and 13 rebounds, while also blocking four shots, in the win over UAB…Led the team with 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting, while also ripping down six rebounds, in the win over Liberty…Posted 13 points and 13 boards against Georgia in the SEC opener, representing his fourth double-double of the campaign, and the 11th of his career…Had 11 points to go with his eight rebounds and four assists - both team highs - against Arkansas…Netted 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, secured eight rebounds and swatted a pair of shots in the win over South Carolina…Led Florida to a win over Ole Miss with game highs of 24 points and 12 rebounds, while also swatting three shots…His effort against the Rebels constituted his fifth double-double of the season and the 12th of his collegiate tenure…Surpassed the 500-career rebound plateau in the contest…Scored 10 points, pulled down eight rebounds and blocked three shots in the Gators’ road win over Mississippi State…Turned in an all-around performance against Auburn, recording eight points, seven rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in 27 minutes…Led the Gators to a victory over Vanderbilt with 19 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block…Posted 19 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 26 minutes versus Tennessee…Four of his six boards against the Vols came on the offensive end…Contributed 10 points and five boards in the road win over Georgia, sinking 4-of-5 shots from the free-throw line…Managed six points, six rebounds and three assists in limited action during the win over Kentucky in Lexington…Led Florida with a team-high eight rebounds and chipped in 10 points, a pair of blocks and steals, and went 4-for-4 from the line in the comeback win over Alabama…Turned in a team-high 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting and also recorded three steals and five rebounds in Florida’s loss at Vanderbilt…Provided an all-around performance in the win over South Carolina, scoring six points, hauling in 13 boards, blocking four shots, handing out three assists and notching two steals…Eclipsed the 1,000 career-point mark with his first bucket of the second half, becoming the 40th player in school history and the third Gator this season to reach that milestone…Posted four points, three rebounds and two steals against LSU…Contributed eight points and 11 boards against Tennessee…Notched 17 points and 10 rips, sharing the team lead in both categories, in the home win over Kentucky…His effort against the Wildcats was his sixth double-double of the season and the 13th of his career…Also eclipsed the 600-rebound mark for his career versus UK…Scored seven points, ripped down seven boards and handed out three assists in the SEC Tournament win over Georgia, his 100th career outing…Had eight points, 12 boards and three blocks in the defeat of Ole Miss in Atlanta…Turned in a tremendous all-around performance against Arkansas in the championship game of the SEC Tournament, scoring 17 points, grabbing eight rebounds, collecting five steals, blocking four shots and dishing out four assists in 31 minutes…Hit all seven of his shots from the field en route to a 17-point, 12-rebound night in the win over Jackson State…The effort marked his 14th career double-double, and his seventh of the season…Tallied nine points, nine boards and three blocks in the victory over Purdue in New Orleans…Sank 9-of-11 shots from the line against Butler, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds in the NCAA regional semifinal win…Notched his eighth double-double of the season, and the 15th of his career, in the regional final win over Oregon, finishing with 14 points and 14 rebounds…Turned in an 11-rebound, eight-point, four-block night against UCLA in the national semifinal, playing 33 minutes in the Florida win…Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds versus Ohio State in the national championship game…Shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the line against OSU…

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…

PERSONAL: The son of former tennis star and 1983 French Open champion Yannick Noah and 1978 Miss Sweden Cecilia Rodhe…Born in New York, he lived there until he was three before spending the next 10 years in France and then returning to New York at the age of 13…Was given a basketball by former New York Knick great and friend of Yannick, Patrick Ewing as a baby…After retiring from professional tennis, his father (of French and Cameroonian decent) began a career as a popular recording artist in Europe…Joakim is an avid Bob Marley fan and covered his dorm room at Lawrenceville Prep with posters of Marley…He hopes to study world religions and learn Arabic…Born on Feb. 25, 1985.


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
2006-07 40-40 1034 173-285 .607 1-1 1.000 132-199 .663 337 8.4 90 101 72 45 90-1 479 12.0
TOTALS 108-78 2279 408-667 .612 1-2 .500 310-453 .684 678 6.3 185 194 186 95 217-6 1124 10.6
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 24915.6  
2006-07 16-16 426 70-118 .593 1-1 1.000 52-74 .703 132 8.3 30 41 25 16 41-1 193 12.1
TOTALS 47-31 993 174-281 .619 1-1 1.000 140-191 .733 279 5.9 68 86 71 33 104-4 489 10.4
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
2006-07 6-6 165 20-35 .571 0-0 .000 29-41 .707 58 9.7 9 14 12 5 13-0 69 11.5
TOTALS 13-12 360 53-95 .558 0-1 .000 60-78 .769 116 8.9 28 29 41 13 25-0 166 12.8

Points
Season............... 24, vs. Ole Miss (1/20/07)
Career .................... 37, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Rebounds
Season................. 17, vs. FAMU (12/17/06)
Career.................. 17, vs. FAMU (12/17/06)
Field Goals
Season................. 9, vs. Ole Miss (1/20/07)
Career.................. 11, vs. Kentucky (2/4/06)
Field Goal Attempts
Season.............. 15, vs. Arkansas (3/11/07)
Career ..............  15, vs. Arkansas (3/11/07)
3-Point FGs
Season   ................... 1, vs. Georgia (1/6/07)
Career     ................... 1, vs. Georgia (1/6/07)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season...................... 1, vs. Georgia (1/6/07)
Career......... 1, 2x, last vs. Georgia (1/6/07)
Free Throws
Season...................... 9, vs. Butler (3/23/07)
Career..................... 19, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Free Throw Attempts
Season...... 11, 2x, last vs. Butler (3/23/07)
Career..................... 22, vs. Georgia (3/1/06)
Assists
Season.................. 6, vs. Samford (11/10/06)
Career..... 6, 2x, last vs. Samford (11/10/06)
Steals
Season................. 5, vs. Arkansas (3/11/07)
Career   . 5, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (3/11/07)
Blocked Shots
Season.................. 6,  vs. FAMU (12/17/06)
Career...... 6, 3x, last vs. FAMU (12/17/06)
Minutes Played
Season............... 35, vs. Ole Miss (1/20/07)
Career            .36, vs. Villanova (3/26/06)

Misc. Stats 06-07 Career
Times led UF in scoring 6 17
Times led UF in Rebs. 15 33
Times led UF in Assists 9 14
Double figure scoring 22 55
Double figure reb. games 12 19
Double Doubles 8 15
Dunks 59 130
Charges Drawn 0 3
First off the Bench 0 6
Scored UF's First Pts. 6 17
Three Point Plays 13-20 31-48
Final Three Minutes from Line 13-19 35-47

 

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