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Jai Lucas

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Height
5' 11"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Bellaire, Texas
Weight
150 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Bellaire Academy

One of the top up-and-coming guards in the Southeastern Conference, Lucas possesses tremendous court vision, decision-making and the gift of getting other players involved…A natural point guard, has the ability to breakdown defenders while also possessing tremendous range and offensive skills…A strong on the ball defender…Was an SEC All-Freshman selection…Comes from a tremendous basketball background, as his father, John Lucas, was an NBA player and coach, while his brother, John Lucas III, helped Oklahoma State to the 2004 Final Four and was a 2004 draft pick of the Houston Rockets…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Led UF in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc (37-85), a number that was a near-identical 43.2 percent in SEC play (16-37)…Started all 36 games for the Gators and had 15 games scoring in double-figures, the fourth-highest total on the squad…Converted 5-of-7 three-point plays and hit 14-of-19 shots from the line with under three minutes remaining…Averaged 8.5 points per game and hit 71.4 percent from the line…Earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team… Averaged 13.0 points and four assists a contest during the exhibition season ... Handed out a team-high four assists in the season-opener against North Dakota State, to go along with eight points and four defensive rebounds ... Shot 4-of-8 from the field, while sinking 5-of-7 from the charity stripe, for 13 points in the Tennessee Tech contest ... Scored six points against North Carolina Central, while also dishing out three assists and snaring a steal ... Posted a career-high 15 points in the win over Rutgers, also dishing out five assists and snaring three rebounds ... Scored 11 points, shooting 2-of-3 from the field and going 6-of-6 from the free throw line, against North Florida ... Tallied three points in 29 minutes against Florida State ... Tallied nine points and three assists in the win over Stetson ... Shot 6-of-8 from the field, while sinking 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, for 15 points against Vermont ... Tallied eight point with an assist and a rebound against Jacksonville ... Posted 11 points, while dishing out four assists, in the win over FAMU ... Scored two points, to go along with an assist and a rebound, against Georgia Southern ... Scored in double-digits, contributing 12 points, along with a pair of assists, rebounds and steals against CSU ... Scored 11 points with three rebounds at Ohio State ... Contributed five points and three assists at the point at Temple ... Contributed five points in the win over High Point ...  Exploded for a career-high 19 points in the road win over Alabama in the SEC opener, going 6-of-6 from the free throw line on the night ... Also equaled personal bests in the three-point field goals (3), free throws (6) and minuted played (36) versus the Crimson Tide ... Hit a career-high seven shots from the field on nine attempts, and collected seven of his 16 points in the final 3:30 of the game, to lead the Gators to the home win over Auburn ... Hit for eight points on 4-of-9 shooting and handed out four assists at Mississippi ... Scored seven points and chased down three rebounds in the home win over Kentucky ... Knocked down 3-of-4 shots from behind the three-point line to finish with nine points and four assists in the road win over South Carolina ... Part of all five starters who notched double-figures in scoring against Vanderbilt at home ... Chipped in 11 points with three assists and was 3-of-4 from behind the arc against the Commodores ... Handed out two assists and pulled down a pair of rebounds at Arkansas ... Scored 10 points and added three assists at Tennessee ... Dished out a pair of assists in addition to scoring 13 points in the home win over Georgia ... Tied a career high with five assists and had two points against LSU ... Contributed six points in loss at Vanderbilt ... One of five Gators to tally double figures against South Carolina with 11 points on 4-of-7 from the field ... Tallied 10 points with four assists and no turnovers at Georgia ... Totaled four assists and scored two points against Mississippi State ... Scored three points at home versus Tennessee ... Erupted for 13 points and no turnovers at Kentucky ... Tied a career high with four rebounds against the Wildcats ... Contributed six points and finished one rebound shy of a career high with three in the SEC Tournament opener against Alabama ... Scored eight points and dished out four helpers, while also tying his career high with two steals, in the home win over San Diego State in the first round of the MasterCard NIT ... Pitched in with 10 points and a pair of assists in the victory over Creighton in the second round of the NIT ... Registered two points and two rebounds in NIT quarterfinal win at Arizona State ... Had five points versus UMass in NIT semifinal…

PREP: Averaged 26.3 points and dished out 7.5 assists per game for Bellaire High School his senior year, helping his squad to three consecutive District titles…A 2007 McDonald’s All-American, a Parade All-American and a Jordan All-American…Was the three-time District 21 5A Player of the Year while at Bellaire…Helped his school to the 2006 Region 3 championship.

PERSONAL: The son of John and Deedgra Lucas…The youngest of three children, he has an older brother, John (24) and an older sister, Tarvia (28)…Father is a former NBA player from 1976-90 (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Bullets, Seattle Super Sonics and Golden State Warriors) and former NBA coach (San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers)…He was a first round NBA pick in 1976 out of Maryland…His brother John is currently on the Houston Rockets…Born Dec. 5, 1988.

Lucasí Career Statistics
Season GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB
2007-08 36-36 1085 109-237 .460 37-85 .435 50-70 .714 61
Totals 36-36 1085 109-237 .460 37-85 .435 50-70 .714 61
Season AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.  
2007-08 1.7 80 58 0 19 65-0 305 8.5
Totals 1.7 80 58 0 19 65-0 305 8.5

Lucas’ Game Highs

Points
Season.. 19, vs. Alabama (1/8/08)
Career.. 19, vs. Alabama (1/8/08)
Rebounds
Season 4, 2x, last vs. Kentucky  (3/9/08)
Career 4, 2x, last vs. Kentucky  (3/9/08)
Field Goals
Season..... 7, vs. Auburn (1/12/08)
Career..... 7, vs. Auburn (1/12/08)
Field Goal Attempts
Season... 14, vs. Rutgers (11/17/07)
Career... 14, vs. Rutgers (11/17/07)
3-Points
Season..... 3, 5x, last vs. Vanderbilt (1/27/08)
Career...... 3, 5x, last vs. Vanderbilt (1/27/08)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season... 7, vs. Rutgers (11/17/07)
Career.... 7, vs. Rutgers (11/17/07)
Free Throws
Season 6, 2x, last vs. Alabama (1/8/08)
Career 6, 2x, last vs. Alabama (1/8/08)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 7, vs. Tenn. Tech (11/11/07)
Career 7, vs. Tenn. Tech (11/11/07)
Assists
Season 5, 2x, last vs. LSU (2/14/08)
Career. 5, 2x, last vs. LSU (2/14/08)
Steals
Season.. 2, 4x, last vs. San Diego St. (3/19/08)
Career.. 2, 4x, last vs. San Diego St. (3/19/08)
Blocked Shots
Season................................ None
Career................................. None
Minutes Played
Season... 38, vs. Kentucky (1/19/08)
Career     38, vs. Kentucky (1/19/08)

Misc. Stats 07-08 Career
Times led UF in scoring 1 1
Times led UF in Rebs. 0 0
Times led UF in Assists 7 7
Double figure scoring 15 15
Double figure reb. games 0 0
Double-Doubles 0 0
Dunks 0 0
Charges Drawn 4 4
First off the Bench 0 0
Scored UF's First Pts. 2 2
Three Point Plays 5-7 5-7
Final Three Minutes from Line 14-19 14-19
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