Men's Basketball


24   Jeff Salovski
Jeff Salovski


Bristol, Conn.

High School:
Bristol Central

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 325



Left the University of Massachusetts and the basketball program in August 2005

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    Looks to come in and contribute for the Minutemen at either power forward or center ... Will provide added depth and an increased competition for playing time along the front line ... Great hustler who is not afraid to dive on the floor ... Nicknamed the Big Deli, and is a fan favorite.

    2004-05 Season
    • Played in all 28 games his freshman season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in 9.5 minutes. • Two blocked shots in just four minutes at Dayton (3/1). • Made first collegiate start at LaSalle (2/19), scored four points in 11 minutes of action at center. • Well-rounded game vs. Fordham (1/19) with eight points, four rebounds and career-high four assists. • Had four big blocks at No. 21 George Washington (1/15), stuffing GW's top scorers Pops Mensah-Bonsu and T.J. Thompson twice each. • Named Dick Vitale's Diaper Dandy of the Week on ESPN and UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of the Week on Jan. 10, after the Xavier game. • Career game came against Xavier (1/8) in triple-overtime thriller, as he scored 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting. Also had nine rebounds for the second game in a row. Had 12 of the 21 points in the three overtimes with eight points in the final third OT. • Played 18 minutes vs. Temple (1/5), grabbing career-best nine rebounds, scoring four points. • Saw lots of time vs. Boston College (1/2), playing 15 minutes, scoring four points for fourth time this season. • Had game-saving blocked shot with five seconds left in 67-65 win over Boston Univ. (12/28). • Played key late minutes vs. Rider (12/23), scoring four points and grabbing five rebounds. • Scored four points, three rebounds vs. Davidson (12/19). • Grabbed six rebounds and scored four points vs. Yale (11/28). • In collegiate debut vs. Birmingham-Southern (11/23) made two free throws in the final minute to help secure win as Stephane Lasme and Rashaun Freeman fouled out. Those foul shots were his first career points.

    Before UMass:
    Played at Bristol Central High School for coach Pete Winninger ... Scored over 1,260 points during his high school career ... As a senior in 2003-2004, averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks per game, with his team posting a 19-6 record ... Averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds as a junior during the 2002-2003 season, while leading his team to a 26-2 overall record and a Class LL state semifinal appearance ... Two-time first team All-State selection by the Hartford Courant, the New Haven Register and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association.

    Full name is Jeffrey M. Salovski ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Shoe size 18.

    Career Statistics


    Career Highs

    Category#Opponent, Date
    Points21vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    Field Goals9vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    Field Goals Att.10vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    3-Point FG0
    3-Point FG Att.0
    Free Throws3vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    Free Throw Att.6vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    Rebounds9vs. Temple, 1/5/05

    9vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    Assists4vs. Fordham, 1/19/05
    Blocks4at George Washington, 1/15/05
    Steals1vs. Davidson, 12/19/04
    Minutes27vs. Xavier, 1/8/05

    Miscellaneous Statistics

    Category04-05Car.Last Time...
    Double-Figure Scoring11vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    20-plus points11vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    5-plus rebounds44vs. Xavier, 1/8/05
    10-plus rebounds00


  • UMass/Dinn Brothers Athlete of the Week (Jan. 10, 2005)
  • Dick Vitale's Diaper Dandy of the Week (Jan. 10, 2005)

    2004-05 Game-By-Game Statistics

    12/4vs. Gonzaga (at Sea)1-030-0.0000-0.0000-0.0000-00100000
    12/12at Miami (Fla.)1-060-0.0000-0.0000-0.0000-11000000
    12/28BOSTON UNIV.1-050-0.0000-0.0001-2.5000-00100101
    1/2BOSTON COLLEGE1-0152-4.5000-0.0000-1.0000-33101004
    1/12at Saint Joseph's*1-0162-3.6670-0.0001-11.0001-34401005
    1/15at G. Washington*1-0130-2.0000-0.0002-4.5000-44322402
    1/22SAINT JOSEPH'S*1-0100-3.0000-0.0000-0.0000-11203000
    1/26at St. Bonaventure*1-071-2.5000-0.0000-0.0000-11000012
    2/5ST. BONAVENTURE*1-0111-3.3330-0.0001-2.5000-22001003
    2/9at Rhode Island*1-0132-3.6660-0.0000-1.0000-22210204
    2/12at Fordham*1-051-2.5000-0.0000-0.0000-00101002
    2/15FLORIDA STATE1-081-11.0000-0.0002-21.0000-11300104
    2/19at LaSalle*1-1112-4.5000-0.0000-0.0001-01000004
    2/23RHODE ISLAND*1-070-0.0000-0.0000-1.0000-11200120
    2/26at Temple*1-090-1.0000-0.0000-0.0000-00010000
    3/1at Dayton*1-040-1.0000-0.0000-0.0000-11100220
    3/9vs. LaSalle (A-10)1-030-0.0000-0.0000-0.0000-00200000
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