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5 Teddy Dupay
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  • Senior, 3L
  • Guard 5-11, 178
  • Ft. Myers, Fla.
  • Mariner High School
  • Major: Sociology

One of the premier shooters in the nation who has battled injuries dur-ing his last two seasons… Battled a herniated disk in his lower back during his junior season that remarkably only sidelined him for 20 days and played most of his sophomore season with a torn rota-tor cuff in his left shoulder that required off surgery after the sea-son was over… Deadly outside shooter from deep range who also has a great handle on the ball… Great court vision and advances the ball quickly on the break… Good crossover dribble… Great knowl-edge of the game… Has been compared to Travis Ford… Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection… Ranks third in school histo-ry with 188 career three-pointers and second with 496 attempts… Seventh on UF's career free throw percentage chart (.804)… Tied for 10th on UF all-time assist chart (253)… .Needs just 20 points to reach the 1,000 point plateau… Has 48 double fig-ure scoring games and has led UF in scoring 10 times… Has eight 20-point games… Has led UF in assists 21 times… Has drawn 19 charges… Has three streaks of at least 15 consecutive games with a three pointer (one 16-game streak and two 15-game streaks)… UF's all-time career leader in NCAA action in minutes played (270) and three point field goals attempted (50)… Also ranks third in NCAA Tournament points (93)… Has two four-point plays in his career… Verbally committed to Florida in July of 1996 after his sophomore year of high school and faxed his national letter of intent at 7:01 a.m. on signing day…

AS A JUNIOR IN 2000-01 -Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American… SEC Academic Honor Roll… Had surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back on Jan. 10th and made a remarkable recovery to return just 20 days later on Jan. 30th vs. Tennessee… Had 10 points in 15 minutes of action vs. the Vols to spark UF's 81-67 victo-ry… Was suspended for the DePaul game and also missed the New Hampshire game on Dec. 30th with back problems… Despite sur-prising return to lineup after surgery, he was unable to fully recov-ery and participate in full practices the rest of the season… Led the conference in assist to turnover ratio (2.43)… Ranked seventh in the SEC in three-point field goal percentage (.371) and second in three-point field goals per game (2.58)… Despite missing seven games still set a UF record for most three-pointers made by a junior (62)… Averaged 15.8 ppg vs. ranked opponents, second best on the squad… .Had a career-long streak of 16 consecutive games with a three pointer snapped vs. Western Kentucky… Made a three point-er in 22 of 24 games… Had four 20-point games… Named CBS Chevorlet Player of the Game after his career-high tying 28-point effort vs. Kentucky in UF's SEC Title Clinching win… Also had 28 points vs. Tulane… Scored 11 of his 17 points in overtime period in the LSU victory, including UF's first five in the extra period… 11 points was just two shy of UF overtime scoring record set by Craig Brown in 1991… Named SEC Player of the Week after his opening night 27-point effort vs. FSU, the best opening game effort by a UF player in 15 years… Scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half… Had 53 assists and 19 turnovers after Dec. 16th…

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1999-2000 - One of only two players in the Southeastern Conference to be recognized All-SEC for both aca-demics and athletics… Named Third-Team All-SEC by Associated Press… Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll (3.38 GPA in Sociology)… Shared the team Gator Academic Award with Matt Bonner… Began the year at the point guard spot, but saw more action at the two guard during the last 19 games… Started the last eight games at the shooting guard spot… One of three Gator players to start all 37 games and now shares the school record for most starts in a season… .Was bothered by a tear in his rotator cuff in his left shoulder that required surgery at the end of the season… Scored in double figures 13 times, including two 20-point games… Made a team-high 62 three pointers, sixth best in UF history… 159 attempts was also a team-high, fourth best in UF history and the top total in school history by a Gator sophomore… Ranked eighth in the SEC in three point field goal percentage (.390)… Ranked second on the team in assists with 97… Had 76 assists and 46 turnovers in last 30 games after having 21 assists and 19 turnovers in his first seven games… Had career-high seven three pointers vs. Miss. State, one shy of the O'Dome record of eight by Jason Williams… Had five of his seven three pointers in a 3:28 span in the second half… Had 20 points on 6-10 shooting and 5-7 from three-point land in the win at South Carolina… Shot .513 (20-of-39) from three-point range in February…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1998-99 - Named to the Knoxville News Sentinel SEC All-Freshman team… Set UF fresh-man record for most three pointers made (64) and attempted (170) in a season… Started the first seven games at the point but came off the bench for the final 24 contests… The first sub off the bench a team-high nine times… Led UF in scoring in five games and in assists in six games… Scored in double figures 19 times… Had two 20-point games… Was second on the team with seven charges drawn… 64 three pointers was third single-season total in UF histo-ry… 170 attempts was third… Led team with .810 free throw per-centage, third best in the SEC… Was 32-of-36 (.889) from the line in the game's final three minutes… 2.06 three pointers per game was eighth best in the SEC… Averaged 2.17 treys per game in SEC con-tests, seventh best in the league… Averaged 13.0 ppg in November… Shot .500 from three-point range in December… Began his collegiate career by making a three pointer in 15 consecutive games, the third longest streak in UF history… Followed that up with a streak of 11 games… Overall, made a three pointer in 28 of 31 games… Had a string of 23 con-secutive free throws snapped vs. Georgia… Had career-best 24- point effort vs. Jacksonville, including 19 in the second half… Scored 14 of UF's last 17 points in the final 4:29 against JU… Tied an O'Dome record with a 10-for-10 performance from the line vs. JU… Had a key three pointer with 58 seconds left in NCAA game vs. Weber State to give UF a 67-66 lead…

AS A PREP - One of the most decorated high school players in the his-tory of Florida prep basketball… All-time leading scorer in Florida history with 3,744 points (passing Chris Corchiani's record of 3,434)… A 1998 graduate of Mariner High School where he played for Frank Morris… McDonald's All-American… Won the three-point shooting contest at the McDonald's All-American game and was also awarded the Good Sportsmanship Award, voted on by the McDonald's All-Americans… Named to USA Today Super 25 Team… The state of Florida's Mr. Basketball in 1997-98… Led the nation in scoring with 41.5 ppg (1,284 points)… Had a season-high and school record 70 points in state playoffs vs. Cooper City (Connected on 13 of 26 three pointers)… Had four 50-plus point games… Led his team to 26-5 mark and the regional finals (losing to eventual state champion Miami Senior)… Had 40-point second half (29-point fourth quarter) en route to 49-point game vs. Shaker Heights… Set five national tournament scoring records… Re-set sin-gle- game scoring record at KMOX Shootout in St. Louis with 46 points… Also set single-game tournament records at City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers (56 vs. Cincinnati, including 35 in the first half) and Hooter's Holiday Classic in St. Petersburg (49 vs. third-ranked Compton Dominguez)… Scored 15 points and had five assists in Derby Classic All-Star Game in April…

AS A JUNIOR -Listed as the second best point guard and 11th best player overall after his junior year by Van Coleman… 1996-97 All-USA Honorable Mention by USA Today… .First-Team All-State (5A)… Averaged 28.9 ppg… Junior season highlights included scor-ing 43 points at Coca Cola Shootout in St. Louis in win over Webster Groves (Mo.)… Had three 40-point plus efforts in junior season…

AS A SOPHOMORE - Named Second-Team All-State as a sophomore… Averaged 25.3 ppg… Sophomore season highlights included game-winning three-pointer in City of Palms Tournament and two 40-point plus games in Kingdom of the Sun… He had 52 points in fifth-place game and was named Co-MVP along with Jamaal Magloire… Had 49 points in 110-108 win over Northeast in State playoffs… Led squad to 32-2 record and appearance in state championship game…

AS A FRESHMAN - Averaged 20.3 ppg and 11 apg and was named honorable mention All-State as a fresh-man… First career high school point came on a three pointer… Played for current Gator Administrative Assistant Tim Maloney… Attended NBA Players Association Camp the summer after his freshman season…

PERSONAL - Born Edward R. Dupay, III on June 26, 1979 in Kansas City, Mo… .Son of Pamela and Edward Dupay Jr… .High school coach, Frank Morris, coached Billy Donovan in high school (St. Agnes, N.Y.)… Also a four-year member of high school baseball team… Set a school record with .477 batting average as a junior… Played varsity tennis for two years… Member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Principal's Round Table… Was also President of the Varsity Club… Coached Cape Coral AAU team in the summer of 2000… A Jimmy Jackson, Mark Price and Damon Stoudamire fan but lists Tim Hardaway as his favorite player… Writes A.E.O. on the outside of his basketball shoes (for his sisters Abbey, Eva and Olivia)… .Has No. 44 and C-Dog penned on the insteps of his shoes in memory of his good friend Corey Jordan, who died of an accidental gun shot in August 1997.

Teddy Dupay's Career Statistics
1998-99 31-7 698 96-239 .402 64-170 .376 85-105 .810 49
1999-00 37-37 853 94-239 .393 62-159 .390 68-87 .782 59
2000-01 24-19 710 87-214 .407 62-167 .371 85-104 .817 54
TOTALS 92-63 2261 277-692 .400 188-496 .379 238-296 .804 162
1998-99 1.6 88 64 0 45 54-1 341 11.0  
1999-00 1.6 97 65 2 35 59-0 318 8.6  
2000-01 2.3 68 28 1 36 43-1 321 13.4  
TOTALS 1.8 253 157 3 116 156-2 980 10.7  
Teddy Dupay's SEC Statistics
1998-99 16-0 324 48-124 .387 34-96 .354 30-37 .811 24
1999-00 16-16 375 48-106 .453 32-73 .438 23-34 .676 27
2000-01 11-7 338 42-96 .438 30-78 .385 41-51 .804 30
TOTALS 43-23 1037 138-326 .423 96-247 .389 94-122 .770 81
1998-99 1.5 39 28 0 24 29-1 160 10.0  
1999-00 1.7 42 26 0 13 26-0 151 9.4  
2000-01 2.7 37 13 0 16 24-1 155 14.1  
TOTALS 1.9 118 67 0 53 79-2 466 10.8  
Teddy Dupay's NCAA Statistics
1998-99 3-0 71 10-27 .370 4-15 .267 11-15 .733 2
1999-00 6-6 134 12-38 .316 7-23 .304 12-14 .857 7
2000-01 2-2 65 4-17 .235 2-12 .167 5-7 .714 2
TOTALS 11-8 270 26-82 .317 13-50 .260 28-36 .778 11
1998-99 0.7 4 8 0 3 4-0 35 11.7  
1999-00 1.2 5 8 1 1 9-0 43 7.2  
2000-01 1.0 5 0 0 1 2-0 15 7.5  
TOTALS 1.0 14 16 1 5 15-0 93 8.5  

Dupay's Game Highs

Season 28, twice, last vs. Kentucky (3/4/01)
Career 28, twice, last vs. Kentucky (3/4/01)

Season 7, Tennessee (2/18/01)
Career 7, Tennessee (2/18/01)
Field Goals
Season 8, twice, last vs. Kentucky (3/4/01)
Career 8, twice, last vs. Kentucky (3/4/01)
Field Goal Attempts
Season 15, FSU (11/17/00)
Career 15, FSU (11/17/00)
3-Point FGs
Season 7, Tulane (12/28/00)
Career 7, twice, last vs. Tulane (12/28/00)
3-Point FG Attempts
Season 12, FSU (11/17/00)
Career 12, FSU (11/17/00)
Free Throws
Season 8, twice, last vs. Alabama (2/24/01)
Career 10, Jacksonville (12/12/98)
Free Throw Attempts
Season 10, Kentucky (3/4/01)
Career 12, Ga. Southern (11/16/98)
Season 6, three times, last vs. Kentucky (3/4/01)
Career 8, High Point (12/19/99)
Season 4, Arkansas (2/10/01)
Career 4, three times, last vs. Arkansas (2/10/01)
Blocked Shots
Season 1, FAMU (12/10/00)
Career 1, three times, last vs. FAMU (12/10/00)
Minutes Played
Season 40, LSU (2/13/01)
Career 40, LSU (2/13/01)

Misc. Stats 2000-01 Career
Times Led UF in Scoring 3 10
Times Led UF in Assists 5 21
Double Figure Scoring Games 16 48
20-Point Games 4 8
Charges Drawn 5 19
Scored UF's First Points 3 7
First Player off the Bench 1 10
Three Point Plays 1-2 8-9#
Final Three Minutes from Line 26-34 72-93
#-Includes two four-point plays

Teddy Dupay Beyond Basketball

  • The son of an orthopedic surgeon
  • Saved a classmate's life as a sophomore in high school. The classmate was stung by a bee and collapsed, and Dupay found a syringe in the victim's pocket and administered what para-medics later called a life-saving injection
  • High school coach, Frank Morris, coached Billy Donovan in high school (St. Agnes, N.Y.)
  • Makes candles as a hobby
  • Also a four-year member of his high school baseball team, who set a school record with .477 batting average as a junior
  • Played varsity tennis for two years
  • A Jimmy Jackson, Mark Price, and Damon Stoudamire fan, but lists Tim Hardaway as his favorite player
  • Has A.E.O. tattoo on his back (for his sisters Abbey, Eva, and Olivia)
  • Has number 44 and C-Dog penned on the inside of his shoes in memory of his good friend Corey Jordan who died of an accidental gun shot in August of 1997
  • A member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Billy Donovan's first commitment, making his oral commit-ment after his sophomore year in high school the summer after Donovan took the Florida head coaching position

"Simply remarkable, but then again, knowing Dupay, we shouldn't have expected anything less. Dupay has never shied away from center stage and often has a flair for the dramatic. What he gave us was some delicious theater that will find a spot in the pantheon of all-time Gator athletic events." - Marty Cohen, Gator Bait Magazine February 8, 2001

"Dupay's presence on the court was so emotional for the Gators. The Rowdy Reptiles, the fans at the O'Connell Center, erupted when Dupay ripped off his warm ups and entered the game." - ESPN's Dick Vitale on the return of Teddy Dupay in the Tennessee game on Jan. 30th

"I could have gone out there before and stood around. But that would have just hurt the team. I didn't want to play if I couldn't play. I had to be able to get out there and dive for loose balls." - Teddy Dupay on his return in the Tennessee game after his back surgery

"When he misses, Teddy thinks it is a mistake. Heck, I think it's a mistake." - Frank Morris, Dupay's High School Coach, in March of 1999

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