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Wednesday, August 1
Team preview: Florida Gators

Returning Leaders
Points: Haslem 16.8 ppg
Rebounds: Bonner 7.7 rpg
Assists: Nelson 4.3 apg
FG %: Haslem 59.7%
3pt %: Nelson 45.3%
FT %: Nelson 80.0%

00-01 Stats:
Florida | SEC

The lowdown
2000-01 record: 24-7; 12-4 in SEC (t1st in East)
Final Ranking: No. 13 ESPN/USA Today; No. 8 AP
Postseason: Lost to Temple 75-54 in second round of NCAA Tournament.

Three Questions for 2001-02
1. How quickly can the Gators rebound from the loss of senior point guard Teddy Dupay, who was dismissal from the team for violating NCAA gambling rules.

2. Who will help Udonis Haslem inside? It was supposed to be Kwame Brown, but can Bonell Colas be the answer? What about Matt Bonner playing more inside? How about David Lee or Adrian Moss?

3. Will the Gators be able to play their pressing style? Is Justin Hamilton ready to go, or will he need more time to recover from the ACL?

Andy Katz's Scenarios
Best case: The pieces are in place to make a Final Four run. If the Gators get the necessary help for Haslem then they are a contender.

Worst case: Florida bows out in the Sweet 16.

Key Players Returning
Player Yr. Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Udonis Haslem Sr. C 6-8/246 PTS: 16.8 | REB: 7.5 | AST: 1.0
Brett Nelson Jr. G 6-3/182 PTS: 15.3 | REB: 2.7 | AST: 4.3
Teddy Dupay Sr. G 5-11/178 PTS: 13.4 | REB: 2.2 | AST: 2.8
Matt Bonner Jr. F 6-10/237 PTS: 13.3 | REB: 7.7 | AST: 1.5

Key Losses
Player Pos. Ht./Wt. Comment
Brent Wright F 6-8/235 PTS: 12.6 | REB: 6.2 | AST: 1.6
Major Parker F 6-4/218 PTS: 5.1 | REB: 3.4 | AST: 1.6

Florida Signings
Player Pos. Ht. High School/College
David Lee F 6-8 St. Louis, Mo./Chaminade Prep
James White F 6-7 Kensington, Md./Hargrave Military Academy

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