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Full Name: Ronald Sylvester Slay
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 240 (108.9 kg)
Birthdate: June 29, 1981 (Memphis, Tenn.)
High School: Pearl-Cohn HS (Nashville, Tenn.), then Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
College: Tennessee

Tennessee
SeasonGGSFGMFGAPCTFTMFTAPCTREBASTSTLBLPTSAVG
1999-00331117229.5117594.798146171773209.7
2000-01337145289.502120171.7021763311942612.9
2001-02141170143.4901132.34491294020714.8
2002-032929211434.486151193.7822266121461621.2
Totals109485431095.496402532.7566391405320156914.4
Three-point field goals: 1999-2000, 11-for-27 (.407). 2000-01, 16-for-45 (.356). 2001-02, 11-for-32 (.344). 2002-03, 43-for-115 (.374). Totals, 81-for-219 (.370).

Career Highlights: Named Third Team All-America by AP, Southeastern Conference Player of the Year by AP, CollegeInsider.com and Dick Vitale, and was a consensus First Team All-SEC selection as a senior. Ranks 14th all-time at Tennessee in points. Also ranked among UTís career leaders in three-pointers (11th), three-point attempts (10th), free throws (8th) and free throw attempts (9th).

Senior (2002-03): Led team and ranked 26th in nation in scoring (21.2 ppg) and led team in rebounding (7.8 rpg). Ranked in the SECís top 10 in rebounding (3rd), free throw percentage (5th), field goal percentage (9th) and defensive rebounding (1st with 6.24 drpg). Marked triumphant return from injury with 31-point performance in first game of the season vs. Gardner Webb. Scored season-high 38 points and added 11 rebounds vs. New Mexico. Tallied 33 points in win over Georgia. Showed up with 22 points and season-high 14 rebounds in loss to #2-ranked Kentucky. Contributed 28 points and 12 rebounds in win over Georgia Tech.

Junior (2001-02): Missed the final 15 games of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee January 19 vs. Syracuse. Also, suffered a stress fracture in his right fibula that forced him to miss the first two games of the season. Tallied season-high 23 points twice, vs. Southern Methodist and West Virginia.

Sophomore (2000-01): Named Third Team All-SEC by the league coaches and AP. Averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Dick Vitale called him ďthe best sixth man in college basketball.Ē He moved into the starting lineup for six of the final seven games of the season. Torched Auburn for 21 points and 11 rebounds in 21 minutes of action. Burned 12th-ranked Syracuse for 27 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Posted 18 points and nine rebounds vs. Kentucky.

Freshman (1999-00): Averaged 17.3 minutes off the bench as a key reserve. Averaged 9.7 points (third on team) and 4.4 rebounds per game. Led team in free throw percentage (.798). Averaged 11.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in three NCAA Tournament games.

Strengths: Versatile offensive player who has a knack for getting shots off in a crowd and making them.

Personal: An Art & Sciences major. His godfather is former Chicago Bears star Richard Dent.