Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Has the ability to open up the offense with his size ... One of the best low post performers in the SSC and South Region ... Has great post moves ... Increased confidence in his outside shooting makes him a very tough matchup for opposing posts ... Tri-captain along with Otis White and Ryan Saunders ... Will be depended upon to anchor the defense by being that inside dominating presence.
JUNIOR (2005-06): Joined Ryan Saunders as the only two players to start every game ... Led the Buccaneers to the championship game of the Sunshine State Conference Tournament ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors after averaging 11.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game ... For the season, averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds ... Shot 47.6 percent from the floor and developed a long-range game hitting 10 of 35 behind the three-point arc ... All 10 three-pointers came in the last nine games, prior to which he had attempted only eight treys in his career and never hit one ... Led the team and ranked fourth in the SSC with 1.1 blocked shots per game ... Set a career-high with 22 points against Palm Beach Atlantic on Feb. 15 ... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Florida Tech on Jan. 4 ... Scored in double figures 18 times, including the last five games ... Named the team’s Co-MVP along with Ryan Saunders.
SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Played in 32 games with 31 starts ... Led the team with a .536 field goal percentage (89-of-166) ... Was the team’s third-leading rebounder with 4.2 boards per game ... Averaged 7.3 points ... Third on the squad with 15 blocked shots ... Tallied 17 steals and 21 assists ... Was the team’s leading scorer with a career-high 20 points in a 71-48 win at home over Florida Tech ... Led the team in rebounding in two contests ... Scored in double-digits in 12 of the Bucs 32 games ... Notched his first double-double as a Buccaneer with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Pace.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE (Palm Beach CC): Played one year under head coach Steve Bernath after redshirting a season at Florida Atlantic University ... A Second-Team All-Southern Conference selection ... Played in the 2004 NJCAA Region 8 Sophomore All-Star game.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for well-respected coach Ruth Lovelace at highly-touted Boys & Girls High in Manhattan ... A Second-Team All-City performer ... Averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and one block as a senior ... Shot 56 percent from the field in his final season with the Kangaroos ... Played AAU ball for Doc Nicelli on the Madison Broncos ... A four-year academic honor roll honoree ... Received the Boys & Girls High School Scholastic Award.
PERSONAL: Son of Aminata Kone ... Has three siblings Nefertiti, Zeina, Mohammed ... Member of the Pharmed League champions along with current teammates Phil Puccia, Ryan Saunders, Bryan Astigarraga, Gabe Lazo, Bryan Chiverton, Felipe Barrios and Jeff Willis ... Graduated with a bachelor’s of science in business management in August 2006 ... Currently pursuing his MBA in the Andres School of Business at Barry.