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Drafted by New York Knicks in Round 1, pick 22
Traded to Dallas Mavericks
Position: Power Forward
High School: Cuthbert, Shellman, Ga.
Although he's played only one season of college basketball, Harvey decided to test his marketability at the next level. Some may debate whether he's ready for the NBA, and most experts probably would have advised him to stay at Florida. But few could deny that Harvey possesses a skill that will keep him around the league for a few years. He's a relentless rebounder, so good at that blue-collar task that he's been compared to recent history's foremost practitioner of the art. "He's Dennis Rodman without the yellow hair," Alabama coach Mark Gottfried said. Harvey was supposed to come in as a freshman and shore up a young Florida team's greatest weakness, and he did just that, averaging a team-high 7.0 boards without starting. His 258 boards set a Florida freshman record. He also had a team-high 36 dunks and six double-doubles as he helped lead the Gators to the NCAA tournament championship game. And just to prove he's not one-dimensional, Harvey was third on the team in scoring (10.1) despite logging only the sixth-most minutes (20.2).
Freshman SeasonPicked Newcomer of the Year in the SEC by the Basketball News
Led the Gators in rebounding - the first freshman to lead the team in rebounding since Dwayne Schintzius in '86-87
Named to the SEC All-Freshman team
Led the Gators in dunks with 36
One of five players named to the Basketball News All-Freshman team
Had 9 points and 5 rebounds in Florida's Championship Game loss to Michigan State
Notables1999 Naismith & USA Today Prep Basketball Player of the Year
Won the slam dunk contest at the McDonald's All-American Game
Averaged 23.3 ppg and 14.0 rpg as a senior
Was a defensive end and QB while playing football in ninth grade
His cousin, Ron Graddy, was a DB on the Gators football team
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