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the players' choice awards
Seth Davis
November 20, 2000
In this election year, SI had panels of players cast their votes and speak their minds about the best and worst in the college game
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November 20, 2000

The Players' Choice Awards

In this election year, SI had panels of players cast their votes and speak their minds about the best and worst in the college game

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Strongest player
Chris Owens, forward, Texas (75%).
"He has great low-post moves and knows how to go back up strong and dunk on people. A lot of big guys in our league don't do that."

Opposing coach you'd least like to play for
Roy Williams, Kansas (25%).
"He's overrated. He had a team one year that had six first-and second-round picks, and he hasn't won a championship yet."

Biggest trash talker
Clarence Gilbert, guard, Missouri (33%).
"He talks when he's on, he talks when he's off. He talks when he's not even playing. Lock him in a room, and he'll entertain himself."

SEC

Strongest player
Udonis Haslem, center, Florida (58%).
"He's a hoss. He's only 6'7", 6'8", but he's about 285 pounds and doesn't have too much fat on him. Plus he's got big elbows. I ran into one of those, and it hurt like hell."

Opposing coach you'd most like to play for
Tubby Smith, Kentucky (33%).
"It seems like he's the type of coach who gets on you but at the same time gives you freedom on the court. He disciplines you but also lets you do your thing."

Opposing coach you'd least like to play for
Rick Stansbury, Mississippi State (25%).
"It seems like their players don't have any discipline. Sometimes it looks like they're going through the motions. I'd rather play for somebody who's going to have you motivated,"

Dirtiest player
Charles Hathaway, center, Tennessee (25%).
"He cheap-shotted me with a forearm in the back of the head last year, and I ain't slept good since."

Best future pro
Joe Johnson, forward, Arkansas (58%).
"He's got it all: He can dribble, he's tall [6'8"], he can shoot, he can play a lot of positions. Once he gets his J rolling, he's unstoppable."

Best Shooter
D.A. Layne, guard, Georgia (33%).
"He comes off picks well, but last year he developed his ability to create."

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