Corey Brewer
Full Name: Corey Wayne Brewer
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 185 (83.9 kg)
Birthdate: March 5, 1986 (Portland, Tenn.)
High School: Portland HS (Portland, Tenn.)
College: Florida | Video Highlights

Florida
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 32 32 87 169 0.515 50 86 0.581 110 63 46 13 241 7.5
2005-06 39 37 171 365 0.468 110 143 0.769 186 128 61 16 494 12.7
2006-07 37 37 169 356 0.478 112 155 0.723 173 109 69 15 490 13.2
Totals 108 106 426 889 0.479 272 384 0.708 469 300 176 44 1225 11.3
Three-point field goals: 2004-05, 17-for-39 (.436), 2005-06, 42-for-120 (.350); 2006-07, 40-for-119 (.336). Totals: 99-for-278 (.356).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Final Four. Earned First Team All-SEC honors as a junior and Second Team honors as a sophomore. Named the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. Finished collegiate career tied for 28th on Florida's all-time leading scoring list with 1,225 points. Also ranks fifth in career steals with 176. Ranks as Florida's all-time scoring leader in the NCAA Tournament with 198 career points. Helped lead Florida to National Championships in 2006 and 2007, as the Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years.

Junior (2006-07): Ranked second on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg) and assists (2.9 apg) and third in rebounding (4.7 rpg). Paced the team and ranked fourth in the SEC in steals (1.9 spg). Missed three games due to mononucleosis. Tallied a season-high 22 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six steals vs. Western Kentucky. Posted a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds vs. Georgia. Registered 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists vs. Ohio State. Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds vs. South Carolina. Matched season high with 22 points vs. Ole Miss in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. Led team with 21 points vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Scored 19 points vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Tallied 13 points and eight rebounds vs. Ohio State in the national championship game.

Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 12.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Scored 20 or more points four times. Recorded a career-high 26 points vs. Vanderbilt. Registered the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists vs. Jacksonville. Tallied 20 points and eight rebounds at Tennessee. Sank five threes in scoring 23 points vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tallied 19 points vs. George Mason in the Final Four. Scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. UCLA in the National Championship game. Named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and a team-high 1.4 steals. Scored in double figures eight times. Posted season-high 17 points vs. Mississippi State in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. Shot a perfect 6-for-6 from the field in scoring 14 points at Auburn. Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Tennessee. Scored 11 points vs. Villanova in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors.

Strengths: Length, foot-speed, anticipation and sheer desire make him an exceptional defender. Tough competitor. Excels in the transition game. Has shown improved range on his jumpshot.

Personal: Enjoys speaking to and working with kids.


Mike Conley Jr.
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-1/ 180
Birthdate: October 11, 1987 (Indianapolis)
High School: Lawrence North HS (Indianapolis)
College: Ohio State | Video Highlights

Ohio State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 39 39 160 309 0.518 100 144 0.694 134 238 87 10 441 11.3
Three-point field goals: 2006-07, 21-for-69 (.304).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named First-Team All-Big Ten by the media and Second-Team All-Big Ten by the coaches. Named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

Freshman (2006-07): Started all 39 games and finished third on team in scoring (11.3 ppg) and first in assists (6.1 apg) and steals (2.2 spg). Shot 52 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point range. Scored in double figures 21 times and had a career-high 23 points in a win over Michigan. Had 10 or more assists six times, five steals three times and a career-high eight rebounds in a win against Cincinnati. Averaged 16.0 points, 4.8 assists, 2.0 and 5.0 rebounds in six NCAA Tournament games. Finished with 20 points, six assists and four steals in the NCAA Championship game against Florida.

High School: Helped Lawrence North compile a record of 103-7 over four seasons, which included a 29-0 mark in 2005-06. The Wildcats joined Franklin (1920-22) and Marion (1985-87) as the only teams to win three consecutive Indiana state championships. Their 2005-06 team also became the 10th team in Indiana history to finish undefeated. Lawrence North's average margin of victory in the 29 wins was more than 21 points per game. Named to 2006 McDonald's All-America team. Averaged 16.5 points and 4.0 assists as a senior. Named First Team All-State.

Strengths: Exceptional quickness and penetrating ability. Makes excellent shot/pass decisions. Lateral quickness enables him to pressure the ball defensively and deny penetration.

Personal: Son of Rene and Mike Conley Sr., a 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist in the triple jump and silver medalist in 1984. Has three siblings, Jordan, Sydney and Jon.


Kevin Durant
Full Name: Kevin Wayne Durant
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 225 (102.1 kg)
Birthdate: September 29, 1988 (Washington, D.C.)
High School: Oak Hill Academy HS (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), then Montrose Christian HS (Suitland, Md.)
College: Texas | Video Highlights

Texas
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 35 35 306 347 0.473 209 256 0.816 390 46 66 67 903 25.8
Three-point field goals: 2006-07, 82-for-203 (.404).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned National Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, CBS/Chevrolet and The Sporting News and was named the winner of the Adolph Rupp Trophy, the Naismith Award and the Wooden Award, becoming the first-ever freshman in NCAA history to win any of those awards. Earned consensus First Team All-American honors, becoming just the third freshman in NCAA history earn that honor joining Wayman Tisdale (1983) and Chris Jackson (1989). Named Big 12 Freshman and Player of the Year, earned First Team All-Conference honors and was named to the league's All-Defensive Team. Set single-season school and Big 12 records for points in a season (903), a total that also ranks as the second-most by a freshman in NCAA history. Also set a single-season school record for rebounds in a season (390), a mark that ranks second in Big 12 history and third all-time for a freshman in NCAA history.

Freshman (2006-07): Led the Big 12 in scoring (25.8 ppg, ranked fourth nationally), rebounding (11.1 rpg, fourth) and blocked shots (1.9 bpg). Also ranked in the top 10 in field goal percentage (.473, seventh), free throw percentage (.816, third), three-point field goal percentage (.404, seventh), three-point field goals made per game (2.3, seventh) and steals (1.9, fourth). Averaged 28.9 points and 12.5 rebounds in conference play, both Big 12 single-season records for league games only. Scored in double figures in every game, surpassed the 20-point mark 30 times, and posted 30 or more points 11 times. Recorded 20 double-doubles, second-most in the nation behind Nevada senior Nick Fazekas. Registered a career-high 37 points on four different occasions. Exploded for 37 points and grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds at Texas Tech. Tallied 37 points and 16 points at Colorado. Scored 37 points and pulled down 12 rebounds vs. Oklahoma State. Sank five threes in scoring 29 points vs. St. John's. Notched 26 points vs. Tennessee. Recorded 28 points and 15 rebounds vs. Texas A&M and notched 30 points and 16 rebounds in the rematch. Posted 37 points, 10 rebounds, a career-high six assists and a career-high six blocked shots vs. Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament finals on his way to Tournament MVP honors, the first player to win the award from a losing team. Set a tournament record with 92 total points scored. Registered 27 points, including 15-for-16 free throw shooting, vs. New Mexico State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Led team with 30 points vs. USC in the second round.

Strengths: Extremely versatile and explosive offensive player who can score from virtually any spot on the floor. Length, elite athleticism and natural instincts also allow him to be a dominant rebounder and shot-blocker.

Personal: Favorite food is crab legs. Two nicknames are "KD" and "K-Smoove." Favorite musician is 'Lil Wayne. Wears No. 35 to honor his childhood AAU coach, Charles Craig, who died when he was 35.


Jeff Green
Full Name: Jeffrey Lynn Green
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.00 m)/ 235 (106.6 kg)
Birthdate: August 8, 1986 (Cheverly, Md.)
High School: Northwestern HS (Hyattsville, Md.)
College: Georgetown | Video Highlights

Georgetown
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 32 32 146 291 0.502 102 146 0.699 212 93 31 52 418 13.1
2005-06 33 33 143 321 0.445 78 125 0.624 216 108 31 32 393 11.9
2006-07 37 37 196 382 0.513 100 129 0.775 236 118 30 43 528 14.3
Totals 102 102 485 994 0.487 280 400 0.700 664 319 92 127 1342 13.2
Three-point field goals: 2004-05, 24-for-60 (.400); 2005-06, 29-for-92 (.315); 2006-07, 36-for-96 (.375). Totals: 89-for-248 (.359).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named to The Associated Press All-America Third Team in 2006-07. As a junior, helped lead Georgetown to its first Final Four appearance since 1985. Ranks 17th in scoring, 16th in rebounding and 12th in assists on Georgetown's all-time lists.

Junior (2006-07): Named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA East Regional to top off Big East Player of the Year and Big East Tournament MOP honors. Serving as Hoyas' Co-Captain, Green led Georgetown in scoring (14.3 ppg) and was second in both rebounding (6.4 rpg) and assists (3.2 apg). Posted single-game bests in points (30 vs. Notre Dame) and blocks (eight vs. Villanova), while matching his single-game highs for rebounds (12 vs. Boston College) and assists (seven vs. Pittsburgh).

Sophomore (2005-06): Led team in scoring (11.9 ppg) and assists (3.3 apg), while ranking second in rebounding (6.5 rpg). Earned Second Team All-Big East honors. Posted a 21-point, 10-rebound effort against West Virginia. Notched 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists in an NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State.

Freshman (2004-05): Named Big East Co-Rookie of the Year. Basketball Times' National Freshman of the Year. Led Georgetown in rebounding (6.6 rpg) and ranked second in scoring (13.1 ppg). Garnered Big East Rookie of the Week honors five times. Shot 50.2 percent from the field and recorded five double-doubles. Started all 32 games, averaging 33.8 minutes per contest.

Strengths: Unselfish player who looks to setup his teammates as much as he does his own offense. A strong inside presence both offensively and defensively, can step back and knock down the three as easily as he can clear the glass.

Personal: Son of Jeffrey Green, Sr. and Felicia Akingube.


Spencer Hawes
Full Name: Spencer Mason Hawes
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 (2.13 m)/ 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: April 28, 1988 (Seattle)
High School: Seattle Preparatory School
College: Washington | Video Highlights

Washington
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 31 24 193 363 0.532 74 98 0.755 197 60 16 54 461 14.9
Three-point field goals: 2006-07, 1-for-3 (.333).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference and All-Freshman Pac-10 honors. Named Second Team All-District 14 by the NABC. Honored as a freshman All-American by CollegeInsider.com. Helped lead Team USA to a gold medal in the 2006 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship, averaging 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds. Recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds in the title contest vs. Argentina. Was also a member of the USA Junior National Select Team at the 2006 Nike Hoop Summit in Memphis, Tenn.

Freshman (2006-07): Led team in scoring (14.9 ppg, ranked 10th in the Pac-10) and ranked second in rebounding (6.4 rpg, ninth). Also ranked fourth in the conference in field goal percentage (.532) and third in blocked shots (54). Set a school record for freshmen with 461 points. Missed one game due to a left ankle sprain. Scored 20 or more points nine times. Posted three double-doubles. Recorded career-high 24 points and hit his only three-point field of the season at USC. Posted 23 points and 12 rebounds vs. LSU. Registered 21 points at UCLA and tallied 13 points, five blocks and a career-high 15 rebounds in the rematch. Shot 7-for-12 from the field on his way to 22 points vs. Washington State. Scored 14 points and blocked a career-high six shots vs. Sacramento State. Tallied 12 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots in his collegiate debut vs. Pepperdine. Registered 13 points and nine rebounds in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament.

Strengths: Very skilled around the basket and can finish with a soft touch with either hand. Runs the floor well and has the ability to handle the ball when needed. Also an outstanding passer for a big man.

Personal: Father, Jeff, played at Washington from 1972-74 and uncle, Steve, played at Washington from 1970-72 and in the NBA for five teams over 10 seasons. A high school and AAU teammate of current Portland Trail Blazers guard Martell Webster.


Roy Hibbert
Full Name: Roy Denzil Hibbert
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-2 (2.18 m)/ 278 (126 kg)
Birthdate: December 11, 1986 (Queens, N.Y)
High School: Georgetown Prep (Adelphi, Md.)
College: Georgetown | Video Highlights

Georgetown
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 32 17 60 128 0.469 43 65 0.662 111 30 11 40 163 5.1
2005-06 33 33 148 251 0.590 86 119 0.723 227 44 8 54 382 11.6
2006-07 37 37 186 277 0.671 105 153 0.686 254 39 18 90 477 12.9
Totals 102 87 394 656 0.600 234 337 0.694 592 113 37 184 1022 10.0
Three-point field goals: 2004-05, 0-for-0 (.000); 2005-06, 0-for-0 (.000); 2006-07, 0-for-0 (.000). Totals: 0-for-0 (.000).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Helped to lead Georgetown to its first Final Four since 1985. Ranks fifth on Georgetown's all-time blocks list (184).

Junior (2006-07): An All-NCAA East Regional First Team selection. Named to the All-Big East First Team and All-Big East Tournament Team. Led Georgetown in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and blocked shots (90), while ranking second in scoring (12.9 ppg). Shot a whopping .671 from the field. Connected on 12-of-13 free throws vs. West Virginia. Logged a career-best 27 points vs. Cincinnati. Collected 11 double-doubles, including five consecutive double-doubles in postseason play.

Sophomore (2005-06): Led Georgetown in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and blocked shots (54), and was second in scoring (11.6 ppg). Shot .590 from the field. A Second Team All-Big East selection. Recorded seven point-rebound double-doubles, including a 20-point, 14-rebound effort in an NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State.

Freshman (2004-05): Started 17 games and averaged 15.8 minutes per contest. Recorded two point-rebound double-doubles, including a 15-point, 14-rebound performance against Notre Dame. Ranked second on the team in blocks with 40.

Strengths: Tremendous size with decent mobility. Capable rebounder and shotblocker. Soft touch and good hands around the basket make him a threat on both ends of the court.

Personal: Son of Roy and Pat Hibbert.


Al Horford
Full Name: Alfred Joel Horford
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 245 (111.1 kg)
Birthdate: June 3, 1986 (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic)
High School: Grand Ledge HS (Grand Ledge, Mich.)
College: Florida | Video Highlights

Florida
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 32 25 61 127 0.480 57 98 0.582 209 28 26 51 179 5.6
2005-06 39 39 177 291 0.608 88 144 0.611 295 77 40 68 442 11.3
2006-07 38 36 186 306 0.608 130 202 0.644 360 82 28 70 502 13.2
Totals 109 100 424 724 0.586 275 441 0.624 864 187 94 189 1123 10.3
Three-point field goals: 2004-05, 0-for-0; 2005-06, 0-for-2; 2006-07, 0-for-2. Totals: 0-for-4.

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named to the All-Tournament Team at the Final Four his sophomore and junior seasons. Earned First Team All-SEC honors as a junior and Second Team honors as a sophomore. Finished collegiate career as Florida's 35th all-time leading scorer with 1,123 points. Also ranks second all-time in blocked shots (189) and seventh in rebounding (864). Recorded 28 career double-doubles. Helped lead Florida to national championships in 2006 and 2007, as the Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years.

Junior (2006-07): Named Third Team All-America by The Associated Press. Averaged 13.2 points, a team-high 9.5 rebounds (ranked second in the SEC) and 1.8 blocked shots (seventh). Missed two games due to a high ankle sprain. Posted 16 double-doubles. Recorded a career-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Tennessee. Registered 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Ohio State. Notched 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Providence. Posted a double-double of 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament finals on his way to Tournament MVP honors. Tallied 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals vs. Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds vs. UCLA in the Final Four. Led team with 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Ohio State in the championship game.

Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 11.3 points, a team-high 7.6 rebounds (ranked sixth in the SEC) and 1.7 blocked shots (sixth). Registered a team-high 10 double-doubles. Recorded a season-high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Jacksonville. Tallied 16 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and a career-high six assists vs. Vanderbilt. Posted 16 points vs. LSU. Averaged 11.8 points and 10.0 rebounds during the NCAA Tournament. Notched 14 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists in the first round vs. South Alabama. Posted a 12-point, 15-rebound double-double vs. Villanova in the Regional Finals. Scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds vs. UCLA in the national championship game.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 5.6 points, 6.6 rebounds (ranked ninth in the SEC) and 1.6 blocked shots (sixth). Scored in double figures five times and pulled down double-digit rebounds five times. Recorded a season-high 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Alabama. Grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Tennessee. Tallied a season-high seven blocked shots vs. Ole Miss. Posted 14 points and 12 rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky in his second career start.

Strengths: Aggressive paint player on both ends who uses his blend of strength and athleticism to his advantage on the boards and as a shotblocker. Handles the ball and passes well for a big man.

Personal: Father, Tito, played in the NBA with three teams during the late 80s and early 90s. Speaks fluent Spanish.


Acie Law
Full Name: Acie Law IV
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-3 (1.91 m)/ 195 (88.5 kg)
Birthdate: June 25, 1985 (Dallas)
High School: Kimball HS (Dallas)
College: Texas A&M | Video Highlights

Texas A&M
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 27 12 75 194 0.387 41 54 0.759 56 104 34 0 202 7.5
2004-05 31 30 140 284 0.493 63 88 0.716 109 153 33 0 371 12.0
2005-06 30 30 174 388 0.448 97 127 0.764 101 119 50 1 482 16.1
2006-07 34 34 216 432 0.500 144 185 0.778 113 169 39 1 614 18.1
Totals 122 106 605 1298 0.466 345 454 0.760 379 545 156 2 1669 13.7
Three-point field goals: 2003-04, 11-for-51 (.216); 2004-05, 28-for-73 (.384); 2005-06, 37-for-112 (.330); 38-for-83 (.458). Totals: 114-for-319 (.357).

Career Highlights: Earned Consensus First Team All-American honors as a senior. Also a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards. Named the winner of the 2007 Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award. A member of the Wooden Award All-America Team. Named First Team All-Big 12 his junior and senior seasons. Named Honorable Mention All-Conference as a sophomore. Finished collegiate career at Texas A&M's third all-time leading scorer with 1,669 points, third in assists with 545 and sixth in steals with 156.

Senior (2006-07): Led team in scoring (18.1 ppg, ranked fifth in the Big 12) and 5.0 assists (third). Also ranked fifth in the conference in field goal percentage (.500). Scored 20 or more points 18 times. Posted season-high 33 points at Texas. Registered 31 points on 10-for-15 shooting vs. Baylor. Recorded 21 points in a win at Kansas. Scored a team-high 21 points vs. UCLA. Posted 21 points and a career-high 15 assists vs. Texas. Dished out 14 assists vs. Grambling. Led team with 26 points vs. Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2005-06): Led team in scoring (16.1 ppg) and assists (4.0 apg). Ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 in scoring, assists, steals and field goal percentage. Paced team in scoring 15 times. Registered career highs of 35 points and seven steals at Oklahoma State. Recorded 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half at Kansas State. Scored 30 points vs. Mississippi Valley State. Posted 23 points vs. Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore (2004-05): Averaged 12.0 points and 4.9 assists (ranked third in the Big 12). Scored in double figures 20 times and topped the 20-point mark four times. Posted a season-high 25 points and nine assists vs. Houston. Tallied 24 points and six assists vs. Texas. Scored 22 points vs. Baylor and at Oklahoma State. Registered a double-double of 11 points and a season-high 14 assists vs. Missouri.

Freshman (2003-04): Averaged 7.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists (ranked eighth in the Big 12). Scored in double figures 10 times, with a season-high 19 points at Tennessee. Recorded 18 points and nine assists vs. Grambling. Posted 15 points vs. Nebraska. Dished out a season-high ten assists vs. Baylor.

Strengths: Cerebral and fundamentally sound floor leader who performs extremely well in pressure situations. Creates well off the dribble and uses body control and the ability to use both hands to finish at the basket.

Personal: Majored in agricultural leadership. Favorite NBA player is Ray Allen and favorite NBA team is the Sacramento Kings. Great uncle is former Chicago Cubs great and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks.


Joakim Noah
Full Name: Joakim Simon Noah
Position: Forward / Center
Height/Weight: 6-11 (2.11 m)/ 232 (105.2 kg)
Birthdate: February 25, 1985 (New York, N.Y.)
High School: Poly Prep Country Day School (Brooklyn, N.Y.), then The Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville, N.J.)
College: Florida | Video Highlights

Florida
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 29 0 36 60 0.600 30 52 0.577 72 15 6 19 102 3.5
2005-06 39 38 202 322 0.627 148 202 0.733 278 80 44 95 552 14.2
2006-07 40 40 173 285 0.607 132 199 0.663 337 90 45 72 479 12.0
Totals 108 78 408 667 0.612 310 453 0.684 678 185 95 186 1124 10.6
Three-point field goals: 2005-06, 0-for-1; 2006-07, 1-for-1 (1.000). Totals: 1-for-2 (.500).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2006 NCAA Tournament Final Four. Earned consensus Second Team All-America honors as a junior. Named First Team All-SEC his sophomore and junior seasons. Set the NCAA Tournament record for blocked shots (29) in 2006. Posted 15 career double-doubles. Finished collegiate career as Florida's 34th all-time leading scorer with 1,124 points. Also ranks second all-time in career field goal percentage (.612) and second in blocked shots (186). Helped lead Florida to national championships in 2006 and 2007, as the Gators became the first school to post back-to-back titles in 15 years.

Junior (2006-07): Averaged 12.0 points, 8.4 rebounds (ranked fifth in the SEC) and 1.8 blocks (eighth). Posted eight double-doubles. Scored career-high 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Ole Miss. Posted a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds vs. Georgia. Tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Kentucky. Recorded 19 points in back-to-back wins over Vanderbilt and Tennessee. Pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds at Florida A&M. Tallied 17 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots and five steals vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament championship game. Named to the All-Tournament Team. Shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in scoring 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. Jackson State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Registered a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double vs. Oregon in the Midwest Regional Finals. Grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots vs. UCLA in the Final Four.

Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged a team-high 14.2 points, ranked second in rebounding (7.1 rpg, ranked ninth in the SEC) and a team-high 2.4 blocked shots (third). Led the SEC and ranked third nationally in field goal percentage (.627). Scored 20 or more points seven times, including a 37-point explosion vs. Georgia. Posted seven double-doubles. Registered 18 points, eight rebounds and a career-high six blocked shots vs. Miami (Fla.). Scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds vs. LSU in the SEC Tournament semifinals. Registered 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. Tallied 12 points and four blocked shots vs. George Mason in the Final Four. Scored 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting and blocked a championship game record six shots vs. UCLA in the title contest.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 3.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in 9.4 minutes a contest. Posted season-high 14 points vs. Georgia Southern. Tallied 11 points and nine rebounds vs. Florida Atlantic. Blocked a season-high four shots vs. South Carolina.

Strengths: Plays with boundless energy and passion. Extremely long and agile player with a good overall feel for the game. Thrives on competition.

Personal: Majored in anthropology. Father, Yannick, was the 1983 French Open champion and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Mother, Cecilia Rodhe, was Miss Sweden in 1978. Is an avid Bob Marley fan. Speaks fluent French.


Greg Oden
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-0 (2.13 m) / 250 (113.4 kg)
Birthdate: January 22, 1988 (Indianapolis)
High School: Lawrence North HS (Indianapolis)
College: Ohio State | Video Highlights

Ohio State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 32 31 189 307 0.616 123 196 0.628 306 21 18 105 501 15.7
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Named to The Associated Press All-America First Team. Was the first Buckeye named to the first team since Jim Jackson in 1991-92. Named a 2007 Wooden All-American. Named the NABC National Defensive Player of the Year and the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year. Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected First-Team All Big Ten by the coaches and media.

Freshman (2006-07): Led the Buckeyes in scoring (15.7 ppg), rebounding (9.6 rpg) and blocked shots (105). Posted 14 double-doubles and scored 20 or more points five times. Reached double figures in rebounds 15 times. Had a career-high 19 rebounds in a win over Purdue. Blocked four or more shots 17 times, including a career-high seven blocks in a win against Michigan. Had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Iowa. Averaged 16.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in six NCAA Tournament games. Came through with a 25 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks against Florida in the national championship game. Missed six games recovering from right wrist surgery.

High School: Named 2006 Naismith Prep Player of the Year, awarded annually since 1987 to the best high school player in the nation. Two-time Gatorade Indiana and National Player of the Year (2005, 2006). Only the second player to repeat as the Gatorade National Player of the Year, joining LeBron James. Also a two-time USA Today and Parade Magazine First-Team selection. Tallied 1,873 points, 1,058 rebounds and 341 blocked shots in high school, leading Lawrence North to three consecutive Class 4A state titles and a 103-7 overall record, including 24-1 in the postseason. The 2006 Lawrence North squad also was the first team from the state of Indiana to be ranked No. 1 nationally by either USA Today or Sports Illustrated, both of which rated the Wildcats the top-ranked high school team in 2005-06. Named a 2006 McDonald's High School All-American and played in the McDonald's All-America Game.

Strengths: Legit seven-footer with all the physical attributes to develop into a dominant NBA center. A game-changer on defense with his ability to block shots and rebound. Runs the floor exceptionally well. Plays with a calm and confident demeanor.

Personal: Son of Zoe and Greg Oden Sr. Has a brother Anthony who is a junior at Lawrence North High School.


Al Thornton
Full Name: Al Thornton
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m) / 220 (100 kg)
Birthdate: December 7, 1983 (Perry, Ga.)
High School: Perry HS (Perry, Ga.)
College: Florida State | Video Highlights

Florida State
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 30 0 30 58 0.517 21 42 0.500 54 6 7 7 84 2.8
2004-05 29 4 101 186 0.543 57 106 0.538 128 20 14 18 263 9.1
2005-06 30 30 171 330 0.518 122 164 0.744 208 37 29 9 484 16.1
2006-07 35 35 244 460 0.530 166 210 0.790 251 24 53 40 690 19.7
Totals 124 69 546 1034 0.528 366 522 0.701 641 87 103 74 1521 11.9
Three-point field goals: 2003-04, 3-for-7 (.429); 2004-05, 4-for-14 (.286); 2005-06, 20-for-42 (.476); 2006-07, 38-for-81 (.444). Totals: 65-for-144 (.451).

Career Highlights: Named Third-Team All-American by The Associated Press as a senior. Named Second-Team All-American by Rivals.com. Named to All-ACC Second Team and All-District First-Team after his junior season. Originally signed with Florida State during the summer of 2002, but did not enroll until December of 2002. Was fully eligible as a student and player upon his arrival but decided to redshirt for 2002-03 season.

Senior (2006-07): Started all 35 games and led Florida State and the ACC in scoring with a 19.7 average, to go with a career-high 7.2 rpg. Shot 53 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range. Averaged 23.5 points per in ACC play. Scored 20 or more points 18 times and 30 or more twice, including a career-high 45 points in a win over Miami. Had six double doubles, including a 30-point, 16-rebound effort in a loss to Virginia.

Junior (2005-06): Started all 30 games and led the team in scoring (16.1 ppg). Scored 19 or more points nine times. Scored a then career-high 37 points twice in losses to Boston College and Duke. Recorded eight double-doubles, including a 37-point, 15-rebound effort against Duke. Posted a season-high five assists in the same game. Shot a career-high .476 from three-point range and .518 from the field.

Sophomore (2004-05): Played in 29 games and started four. Finished second on the team in scoring (9.1) and shot a career-high .543 from the field. Scored in double figures 12 times and had a season-high 26 points in a win over Wake Forest.

Freshman (2003-04): Came off the bench in all 30 games and averaged 2.8 points.

Strengths: Versatile scorer who showed significant improvement throughout his college career. Likes to face the basket and take defenders off the dribble. Shoots the deep ball with confidence.

Personal: Al is the son of Alford and Philomenia Thornton. Comes from a tall family. His dad stands 6-foot-6 and three sisters are all nearly six-feet.


Brandan Wright
Full Name: Brandan Keith Wright
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.06 m)/ 205 (93.0 kg)
Birthdate: October 5, 1987 (Nashville, Tenn.)
High School: Brentwood Academy (Nashville, Tenn.)
College: North Carolina | Video Highlights

North Carolina
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 37 37 228 353 0.646 89 157 0.567 229 37 36 65 545 14.7
Three-point field goals: 0-for-0 (.000).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Fifth freshman in Atlantic Coast Conference history to win Tournament MVP honors. Broke the ACC single-season freshman record with .646 field goal percentage. Earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors six times, the second-most in Carolina history.

Freshman (2006-07): ACC Rookie of the Year and All-ACC Second Team selection. Named to the NCAA All-East Regional Team after averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in four NCAA contests. Led the ACC in field goal percentage (.646) and was the only player in the conference to shoot at least 60 percent from the floor. Led the Tar Heels in blocked shots (65, 6th in ACC) and was second on the team in scoring (14.7 ppg, 13th) and rebounding (6.2 rpg, 14th). Scored in double figures in the first 18 games and 33 overall. Recorded a season-high 24 points vs. NC State and scored 20 or more on eight occasions. Recorded first double-double with 21 points and a season-high 13 rebounds in loss to Gonzaga at Madison Square Garden in Preseason NIT. Named to the All-NIT Tournament Team.

High School: Two-time Parade All-America selection. Second-Team USA Today All-America selection. Played in McDonald's All-Star Game, Jordan Classic and Nike Hoop Summit. Orlando Sentinel's Southern Player of the Year. Named Tennessee's Division II Mr. Basketball in 2004, 2005 and 2006. First three-time recipient at any level of Tennessee high school basketball. Four-time Most Valuable Player of the Tennessee Division II private school state championship tournament. Led Brentwood Academy to four consecutive state titles, the first time in Tennessee high school basketball history that has been accomplished. Scored 2,662 career points, grabbed 1,200-plus rebounds and blocked nearly 600 shots. As a senior, averaged 22.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game. Had four triple doubles (points, rebounds and blocks).

Strengths: Wingspan, body control and athleticism make him a force near the basket. Can score in a variety of ways and shoots a very high percentage. Extremely fluid running the floor.


Julian Wright
Full Name: Julian Emil-Jamaal Wright
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.03 m)/ 225 (102.0 kg)
Birthdate: May 20, 1987 (Chicago)
High School: Homewood-Flossmoor HS (Chicago Heights, Ill.)
College: Kansas | Video Highlights

Kansas
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 33 15 124 220 0.564 34 62 0.548 152 60 31 42 282 8.5
2006-07 38 37 190 346 0.549 73 119 0.613 298 82 55 49 456 12.0
Totals 71 52 314 556 0.555 107 181 0.591 450 142 86 91 738 10.4
Three-point field goals: 2005-06, 0-for-3 (.000); 2006-07, 3-for-13 (.231). Totals: 3-for-16 (.188).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Garnered All-America Honorable Mention from The Associated Press and All-Big 12 First Team honors as a sophomore. A Big 12 All-Freshman Team selection in 2005-06.

Sophomore (2006-07): Scored a career-high 33 points against Missouri and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds against Texas. Recorded three-plus blocks six times and three-plus steals nine times. Wright posted six double-doubles and 11 double-digit rebounding efforts.

Freshman (2005-06): Averaged 8.5 points and 1.27 blocks (eighth-best in the Big 12). Led the Jayhawks in scoring six times and in rebounding seven times. Led Kansas in field goal percentage with a .564 mark. Displayed his versatility by posting 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks against Texas in the Big 12 championship game.

Strengths: An incredible athlete who can play a variety of positions on both ends of the court. A good scorer and rebounder who can block shots and take the defenders off the dribble. Tremendous upside due to great length and a diverse skill set.

Personal: Nickname is Ju-Ju. Lists singing as his greatest talent other than basketball. A McDonald's High School All-America selection at Homewood-Flossmoor HS (Illinois).


Yi Jianlian
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-11 (2.11 m)/ 238 (108 kg)
Birthdate: October 27, 1987 (He Shan, Guang Dong, China)
Team: Guandong Southern Tigers (China) | Video Highlights

Guandong Southern Tigers
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 28 106 205 0.517 0.741 165 14 20 15 271 9.7
2004-05 53 346 609 0.568 0.717 541 74 87 75 889 16.8
2005-06 52 52 403 701 0.574 246 326 0.754 503 63 104 69 1067 20.5
2006-07 39 39 359 613 0.585 222 272 0.816 450 42 74 70 973 24.9
Totals 172 91 1214 2128 0.570 468 598 0.783 1659 193 285 229 3200 18.6
Three-point field goals: 2004-05, (.308); 2005-06, 5-for-13 (.384); 2006-07, 11-for-56 (.196). Totals: 16-for-69 (.232).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Has competed in the last five Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Finals, and won titles in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Earned Finals MVP in 2006. Competed for the Chinese National Team at the 2004 Olympics and 2006 FIBA World Championship. Earned CBA Rookie of the Year in 2003.

(2006-07): Averaged 24.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 30.7 minutes per game in the CBA for Guandong. Posted 20 points and 23 rebounds vs. Zhe Jiang, a season-high 42 points (18-for-23 FGs) and 13 rebounds vs. Shanghai, 31 points and 18 rebounds vs. Shandong, 40 points (17-for-26 FGs) and 13 rebounds vs. Beijing, 35 points and 12 rebounds vs. Liao Ning, 38 points (14-for-19 FGs) and 10 rebounds vs. Shanghai, and 32 points (14-for-18 FGs) and 17 rebounds vs. Shanghai. Led Guandong to the CBA Finals, losing in five games to Bayi.

v(2005-06): Averaged 20.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game for Guandong. Led his team to a CBA title and earned Finals MVP. Competed for China National Team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Averaged 13.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game against the USA in two games, one of which was an exhibition contest.

(2004-05): Averaged 16.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for Guandong in his third season in the CBA.

(2003-04): Averaged 9.7 points and 5.9 rebounds for Guandong. Competed at the 2004 Olympic Games for the Chinese National Team.

(2002-03): Averaged 3.5 points and 1.9 rebounds in seven minutes per game as a CBA Rookie. Posted 7.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over four Finals games. Earned CBA Rookie of the Year honors. At the 2003 Junior World Championships, posted 18.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. Participated at the 2002 adidas All-American ABCD Camp in Teaneck, N.J., playing against U.S. All-American high school players.

Strengths: An athletic power forward with excellent quickness and jumping ability. Has a good mid-range jumper and a nice drop step in the low post. Has very good hands. Showed improved assertiveness this past season.


Nick Young
Full Name: Nicholas Young
Position: Guard / Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m)/ 200 (90.7 kg)
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
High School: Cleveland HS (Reseda, Calif.)
College: Southern California

Southern California
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 29 23 123 279 .441 47 73 .644 118 38 22 9 321 11.1
2005-06 30 30 191 409 .467 113 141 .801 198 49 31 7 518 17.3
2006-07 37 36 239 455 .525 125 159 .786 171 50 27 10 647 17.5
Totals 96 89 553 1143 .484 285 373 .764 487 137 80 26 1486 15.5
Three-point field goals: 2004-05, 28-for-89 (.315); 2005-06, 23-for-69 (.333); 2006-07, 44-for-100 (.440). Totals: 95-for-258 (.368).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors his sophomore and junior seasons. Also earned All-District honors from the NABC and USBWA both years. Finished collegiate career as USC's sixth all-time leading scorer with 1,486 points.

Junior (2006-07): Ranked second in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.5 ppg), fifth in field goal percentage (.525) and tied for second in three-point field goal percentage (.440). Led team in scoring 20 times. Scored season-high 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Arizona. Tallied 26 points on 12-for-15 shooting vs. Wichita State. Posted 25 points vs. Washington and scored 26 points in the rematch. Registered 22 points and a season-high nine rebounds vs. Long Beach State. Led team with 26 points vs. Stanford in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament. Recorded 22 points and seven rebounds in the second round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Texas. Scored 15 points vs. North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen.

Sophomore (2005-06): Led team in scoring (17.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg). Was one of only three players in the conference ranked in the top 10 in both scoring (fourth) and rebounding (sixth). Scored in double figures in all but one contest. Recorded four double-doubles. Posted career-highs of 33 points and 14 rebounds vs. Oregon State. Led team with 28 points and seven rebounds at Washington. Registered 32 points vs. Washington State. Notched first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener vs. Cal State Northridge. Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Loyola Marymount. Tallied 25 points and eight rebounds vs. Eastern Washington in the Great Alaska Shootout on his way to All-Tournament honors.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 11.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Scored in double figures 15 times. Posted season-high 22 points twice, at Arizona State and vs. UCLA. Tallied 21 points and seven rebounds at Oregon and scored 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting in the rematch. Registered 20 points and seven rebounds vs. Washington. Grabbed a season-high ten rebounds vs. Western Michigan.

Strengths: Excels in the mid-range game, able to shoot pull-ups or fadeaways. Shows terrific body control and separation ability. Also has a quick first step.

Personal: Favorite food is pizza. Names brothers John and "T" as his biggest sports heroes.


Thaddeus Young
Full Name: Thaddeus Charles Young
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 (2.00 m)/ 220 (99.8 kg)
Birthdate: June 21, 1988 (New Orleans)
High School: Mitchell HS (Memphis, Tenn.)
College: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2006-07 31 31 177 370 .478 52 70 .743 151 63 40 12 445 14.4
Three-point field goals: 39-for-93 (.419).

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Ranked 15th in the ACC in scoring while shooting .478 from the field and .419 from distance in his lone collegiate campaign.

Freshman (2006-07): Tied for the team-lead in scoring at 14.4 ppg, good for 15th in the ACC. Scored in double-figures in 25 of 31 games. Averaged 19.4 points and 5.0 rebounds, while shooting better than 50 percent from the field and from three-point range in the five games directly preceding the NCAA Tournament. Had four, 10-rebound efforts. Notched 24 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists against Georgia. Totaled 72 offensive rebounds and also ranked second on the team in assists (2.1).

High School: A McDonald's All-America selection. A Second Team Parade All-American. The 2006 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and a three-time All-State selection. As a senior, averaged 26.9 points, 13.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game en route to leading Mitchell High School to the Class AA State Championship Game.

Strengths: A versatile forward who can score inside and also can step back and hit the triple. A reliable free-throw shooter. Flexible defensively as well, as he can guard both inside and outside scorers with the same efficiency.

Personal: Son of Lula Hall and Felton Young. His father played basketball at Jacksonville University (1976-78) and was drafted by the NBA's Buffalo Braves.