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Drafted by: Orlando, Round: 1, Pick: 5
Weight: 218 lbs.
BirthDate: Feb. 19, 1980
Birthplace: Mitchell, SD
Early-entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a sophomore. Played two seasons at Florida under former NBA guard Billy Donovan. Was a two-year starter who saw action at all spots except center. Became only the second player in school history to lead the Gators in scoring as both a freshman and sophomore.
Had 52 double-digit scoring games, including nine 20-point performances. Led Florida in scoring 23 times. Became the first player ever from the state of South Dakota to play at Florida.
College highlights at Florida
Was selected First Team All-SEC by the coaches and Second Team All-SEC by AP as a sophomore. Named to the NABC District VI First Team. Averaged 14.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA East Regional as the Gators advanced all the way to the national championship game against Michigan State. His game-winning, driving jump shot as time expired gave Florida a thrilling 69-68 overtime victory over Butler in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Led the Gators in scoring, minutes (28.6 mpg), free throws (124) and free throw attempts (170). Was the Gators' top rebounder in SEC contests (6.6 rpg). Led Florida in scoring 17 times and reached double-figures in 31 games. Had six 20-point games, including 25-point efforts at Alabama and at Georgia. Grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds against Kentucky. Was named a First Team Freshman All-American by Basketball News and by Sports Illustrated. Was also voted one of the five most influential freshmen in the nation, according to Sport Magazine. Was named Third Team All-SEC by the coaches, becoming just the fifth freshman in school history to earn All-SEC honors. Led the Gators in scoring (12.2 ppg) and finished second in rebounding (5.2 rpg). Started 19 of 28 games at forward, scoring in double-figures a team-best 21 times. Had three double-doubles. Battled ankle injuries for much of the season. Had 11 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game against Gonzaga. Scored 20 points against Kentucky. Scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his collegiate debut against Georgia Southern.