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Full Name: Ronald Edmund Dupree Jr.
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-7 (2.01 m)/ 209 (94.8 kg)
Birthdate: January 26, 1981 (Biloxi, Miss.)
High School: Biloxi HS (Biloxi, Miss.)
College: LSU

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 2-for-14 (.143); 2000-01, 21-for-64 (.328); 2001-02, 31-for-108 (.287); 2002-03, 13-for-37 (.351). Totals: 67-for-223 (.300).

Career Highlights: Concluded his career eighth in career points and sixth in career rebounds at LSU. One of only four players – joining Shaquille O’Neal, Hall of Famer Bob Pettit and Durand Macklin – to finish in the top 10 in both scoring and rebounding at LSU. Named Second Team All-Southeastern Conference three straight years. Recorded a double-double (33) in more than one quarter of his games.

Senior (2002-03): Named Second-Team All-SEC, First Team NABC District 8 and First Team USBWA District VII. Chosen to the SEC All-Tournament Team. Led team in scoring and was second in rebounding (7.8 rpg) and assists (2.4 apg). Finished third in the SEC in field goal percentage, fourth in rebounding and seventh in scoring. Scored team-high 24 points in win over Florida. Posted 25 points and 13 rebounds in win over Arkansas. Scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in win over New Orleans.

Junior (2001-02): Named Second-Team All-SEC and First Team NABC District 8. Led team in scoring (16.2 ppg) and rebounding (8.5 rpg). Finished second in the league in rebounding and seventh in scoring for the second straight year. Scored career-high 30 points and added nine rebounds in a win over Arkansas. Posted 22 points and 13 rebounds vs. Kentucky. Erupted for 29 points vs. Louisiana-Lafayette. Nabbed career-high-tying 16 rebounds each vs. Nicholls State and Campbell. Tallied 19 points and 14 rebounds vs. Alabama.

Sophomore (2000-01): Named Second-Team All-SEC. Led the Southeastern Conference in points and was second in rebounds (8.8 rpg). Posted career-best 14 double-doubles. Recorded 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. Alabama. Scored season-high 23 points twice, vs. Tennessee and Texas Southern. Clipped Oregon State for 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Freshman (1999-00): Played in all 34 games, averaging slightly under 13 minutes per game. Scored season-high 21 points vs. Grambling State. Notched 14 points and career-high-tying 16 rebounds vs. Arkansas.

Strengths: Consistently beats bigger people to the boards. As a senior, improved his three-point shooting and overall shot selection. Tremendous leaping ability comes in handy on the offensive boards.

Personal: Major is electrical engineering. Lists rhythm and blues and rap as his favorite kinds of music. Favorite basketball player is Allen Iverson.