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Donnell Harvey
School: Florida Class: Freshman
Height: 6'8" Weight: 216
Position: Power Forward

Stats (Provided by JazzyJ)

                  G  MIN  FG  FGA  3P 3PA  FT FTA  REB  PF AST  TO BLK STL  PTS
99-00 Florida    37  746 144  284   0   1  86 141  258 101  37  60  31  27  374
TOTALS           37  746 144  284   0   1  86 141  258 101  37  60  31  27  374

                  MIN   FG%   3P%   FT%  RPG  APG  TPG  BPG  SPG   PPG
99-00 Florida    20.2  50.7   0.0  61.0  7.0  1.0  1.6  0.8  0.7  10.1
TOTALS           20.2  50.7   0.0  61.0  7.0  1.0  1.6  0.8  0.7  10.1

Scouting Reports

Harvey was rated by many as the top rising prep player in 1999, and was the cornerstone of yet another solid recruiting class by Billy Donovan in Gatorland. In his freshman year on a very deep and talented Florida squad, Harvey averaged 10 and 7 in 20 mpg -- and considered this an adequate qualification to make the jump to the NBA after his freshman year.

Harvey is immensely powerful for a 220 pound player. He has excellent athleticism -- and has a knack for getting offensive rebounds by having an excellent "second bounce" from the floor -- much as Charles Barkley did in his younger days. He's got good wheels for a big man -- and he's got a great enthusiasm for the game. When inserted in the game, Harvey's biggest contribution was generally from the level of energy he brought to the floor, playing with abandon.

Unfortunately for Harvey, his liabilities are many. His hands are average at best, although he occasionally surprises people with a decent catch or pass. He showed zero offensive game at Florida -- most of his points were tips, putbacks, and layups. His footwork was not strong, and his jumper was...well...not. His offense isn't developed much beyond catch and dunk. His defense is good on help from the weakside, where he can use his hops to block shots -- but as a man defender, he looked lost on numerous occasions.

Harvey is probably an enticing enough physical product that some GM might take a flyer on him in the second round -- but his skills at this point are not first round material.

Scout: Mike Rosenberg