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By Compiled by JOANNE KORTH
© St. Petersburg Times, published April 1, 2000
COMMENT: Wright does the dirty work that rarely shows up in the statistics -- guards the opponent's top scorer, scrambles for loose balls, runs around as the point man in the full-court press.
COMMENT: King is talented enough to play at many schools, but toils as a second-year walk-on. He saw NCAA Tournament action on defense for the final 22 seconds of the first half against Illinois.
HOMETOWN: Shellman, Ga.
COMMENT: The Gators' best athlete, Harvey is an instinctive rebounder. Of his 22 rebounds in the tournament, 10 have been offensive. If Florida needs a tip-in to win it all, Harvey will shine.
HOMETOWN: Fort Myers
COMMENT: With the emergence of freshmen Brett Nelson and Justin Hamilton at point guard, Dupay has shifted to shooting guard in the post-season. He is a fearless long-range shooter.
HOMETOWN: St. Albans, W.Va.
COMMENT: A highly regarded high school point guard, Nelson only recently began living up to expectations. He is a flashy ball-handler and excellent shooter.
COMMENT: The sleeper of the freshman class, Hamilton has started the past six games at point guard. His versatility, size, strength and quickness make him effective in UF's up-tempo style.
HOMETOWN: Mitchell, S.D.
COMMENT: One of the nation's best all-around players, Miller can do it all -- dribble, shoot, rebound, pass, defend, dive for loose balls. He is a matchup nightmare for most teams.
HOMETOWN: Concord, N.H.
COMMENT: An unsung contributor, Bonner has the size of a power forward and the finesse of a shooting guard. He chips in rebounds, three-point baskets and assists.
HOMETOWN: Fort Lauderdale
COMMENT: A fierce defender, Parker inspires teammates with his energy in the full-court press and half-court defensive sets. Parker likes to crash the boards.
COMMENT: Quiet and unassuming, Haslem is the driving force behind the Gators. Few teams have an answer for his combination of strength and mobility.
HOMETOWN: Concord, N.C.
COMMENT: Weaks has matured into an all-around player. He has quick hands on defense and great anticipation in the full-court press.
Coach Billy Donovan
RECORD: 77-48, fourth season; 112-68 overall.
NCAA RECORD: 6-1, two appearances.
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