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Seth Davis
November 25, 2002
An opposing coach's view
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November 25, 2002

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An opposing coach's view

Nelson and Bonner give the Gators two big-time players

'They're very talented. The X factor is, how much will they miss Udonis Haslem inside?...

David Lee is a good player, but I don't know that he's an enforcer the way Haslem was. Lee was a highly recruited guy, but the jury is out on him....

I don't know what was going on with Brett Nelson last year. Maybe he was worried about impressing the pro scouts or he felt the weight of expectations. He's not quite as effective at the two spot because he likes to have the ball in his hands....

Matt Bonner is a nightmare to prepare for because he stretches the defense. He's strong enough to beat a smaller guy down low, and he might be their best three-point shooter....

It's critical when you play them not to turn the ball over, especially in the open court. They're trying to create pace, and if you start giving them the ball, they'll kill you.'