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Jihad Muhammad
Jihad Muhammad

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plainfield, N.J.

High School:
Plainfield

Last College:
San Jacinto JC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
G

Birthdate:
09/19/1984

Experience:
1L


Jihad Muhammad can contribute from either backcourt position. He has been used primarily as a shooting guard this season after playing at the point last year. The former junior college All-American has excellent shooting range and is an effective scorer.

2005-06 SEASON:
• Has started the last 10 games and has seen his playing role expand after serving the first two months of the season as a top sub.
• Team's top scorer over the last nine games, averaging 17.2 points.
• Leads team in 3-point field goals (61). • Scored in double figures 17 times this season, including the last nine games.
• Has tallied 123 treys at UC.
• Has averaged 3.5 assists over his last four games.
• Tied his season-best of 21 points, going 7-of-10 from the field, and gathered six rebounds at Seton Hall (2/28/06), playing before 41 friends and family members from his hometown of nearby Plainfield.
• Keyed the victory over Syracuse (2/15/06) with 19 points, a career-high eight rebounds, and three steals.
• Scored a season-high 21 points, on 9-of-16 shooting, vs. Pittsburgh (2/12/06).
• Tallied 19 points, making 5-of-10 3-point field goals, and sank a pair of clinching free throws in the win over Louisville (2/6/06).
• Scored 15 points and made a career-high four steals vs. West Virginia (2/4/06).
• Scored 20 points vs. DePaul (1/4/06), going 7-of-12 from the field.
• Hero of win over Miami (Ohio) (12/28/05) with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and two blocks, keying the game-turning 11-0 run with three baskets, two after making steals.

2004-05 SEASON:
• Scored in double digits in 17 games to finish as team's third-leading scorer (10.4).
• Team-leader in 3-point field goals (62) and made at least one trey in all but six games in 2004-05.
• Averaged 13.8 points over his last six games.
• Returned to the starting lineup for the NCAA Tournament and averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 assists in the two games.
• Scored 14 points and had four assists vs. Kentucky (3/19/05) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament following a nine-point, six-assist performance vs. Iowa in the opening round (3/17/05).
• Scored a career-high 24 points in the win over Tulane (3/2/05), going 9-of-13 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range.
• Came off the bench to spark the win over TCU (2/26/05), scoring 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting.
• Set career highs for assists in back-to-back games in early January, with six vs Saint Louis (1/8/05) and seven vs. East Carolina (1/12/05), with no turnovers.
• Had 13 points in the win over Northwestern State (12/18/04), 11 in the final 15:52 to help UC erase a one-point deficit and take command of the game.
• Tallied 23 points vs. Northern Iowa (11/24/04), 12 in the final 6:46 of regulation to send the game into overtime.
• Made his UC debut with 17 points and seven rebounds vs. Valparaiso (11/19/04).

PRE-CINCINNATI CAREER:
• Consensus junior college All-American in 2003-04 at San Jacinto Junior College.
• Averaged 16.8 points and 5.6 assists while leading the school to a 27-4 record.
• Shot 36 percent from 3-point range, averaging 2.5 treys per game.
• Earned region MVP honors and was a first team All-American pick by Prepstars and Basketball Times.
• Rated as the top junior college point guard by The Sporting News and was ranked No. 2 by Hoopmasters.com.
• Earned the Small Player Award, honoring performers six feet and under, at the NJCAA Tournament after leading San Jacinto to the national championship game, his freshman season.
• Helped Plainfield High to a 20-5 record and a 12th place finish in the state playoffs as a senior in 2001-02.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Jihad Ahmad Muhammad...born Sept. 19, 1984 in Orange, N.J....son of Ahmad and Sharon Muhammad...six brothers and seven sisters...playing video games, fishing and going to movies are among favorite spare time activities...majoring in criminal justice.