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Full Name: Matthew Robert Bonner
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 240 (108.4 kg)
Birthdate: April 5, 1980 (Concord, N.H.)
High School: Concord HS (Concord, N.H.)
College: Florida

NBA DRAFT 2003
Selected in the second round (45th overall) by the Chicago Bulls, and was later traded to the Toronto Raptors for a future second-roud draft pick


Florida
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-0036066150.4402630.867115151191744.8
2000-013117150292.51471107.66423846251341113.3
2001-023131182355.5137493.79622448232248415.6
2002-033333182357.51074104.73320149352050115.2
Totals131815801154.503245334.7347781589464157012.0
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 16-for-56 (.286); 2000-01, 40-for-105 (.381); 2001-02, 46-for-124 (.371); 2002-03, 63-for-133 (.474). Totals: 165-for-418 (.395).

Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a junior and senior. As a senior, earned All-Southeastern Conference First Team honors from AP and coaches and was runner-up for SEC Player of the Year (coaches). Took a step up the ladder each season, earning Third Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore, Second Team nod as a junior and First Team as a senior. Leaves Florida ranked eighth in scoring and sixth in three-pointers made. Is the only Gator to record 1,500 points, 750 rebounds and 150 three-pointers. Was a three-time All-SEC Academic pick and earned Verizon Academic All-American of the Year honors for basketball in final two seasons, the first Gator hoopster to win the award.

Senior (2002-03): Led conference in three-point shooting percentage (.474). Led Florida in scoring and was second in rebounding (6.1 rpg). Topped team in scoring 16 times and rebounding 12 times. Recorded three double-doubles, including 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. both Maryland and Miami. Had big game against Kentucky, pouring in season-high-tying 25 points (on 11-of-14 shooting). Also scored 25 points against Tennessee, 24 points vs. Georgia and 23 vs. Auburn.

Junior (2001-02): Ranked second on Gators in scoring, rebounding (7.2 rpg), three-point shooting percentage, blocks, free throw shooting percentage and double-doubles (six). Among conference leaders, ranked fifth in field goal shooting, seventh in rebounding and 10th in scoring. Topped team in scoring and rebounding a dozen times each. Scored career-high 31 points against South Florida. Matched Mississippi Stateís team total with 20 first-half points. Ripped down season-high 14 boards vs. Georgia.

Sophomore (2000-01): Started 17 of his teamís final 20 games. Led Gators in rebounding with 7.6 rpg, which ranked fifth in league. Topped team in boards 16 times. Recorded team-best 10 double doubles, good for third-best in SEC. Scored season-high 22 points vs. Alabama in SEC Tournament. Averaged team-best 16.5 points in SEC Tournament on .632 shooting from the floor.

Freshman (1999-00): Was key member of Gatorsí run to NCAA title game, shooting .591 from the floor in NCAA Tournament, second-best mark on team. Also led Gators with .471 three-point shooting in SEC Tournament. Scored season-high 14 points vs. VMI.

Strengths: A consistent shooter and rebounder, he brings great effort to his play every game.

Personal: Was high school valedictorian (out of a 350-student class). A business administration major.