Gator Sportshop
Gator Ticket Office

2008 Men's Basketball Roster

Dan Werner


6' 8"
Middletown, N.J.
230 lbs.
Christian Brothers Academy
21 Dan Werner

A versatile forward who can play the small or power forward positions depending on the lineup the Gators employ…He is capable of giving the Gators a threat to stretch defenses on the perimeter, much like Matt Bonner did during his illustrious career at UF…A strong three-point shooter who rebounds the ball and can play a deceptively physical game despite his ability to flourish from the perimeter…Has started 71 of 72 games the last two seasons… AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09: Started in all 36 games… Averaged 11.5 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game during the exhibition season, shooting 5-of-8 (.625) from beyond the arc ... Led the Gators with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting in the season opener vs. Toledo ... Tied for the team-high in points (17) and tied for a career-high with three-point shots made (four) in the victory over Bradley ... Hit UF’s only three-pointer against Southern Utah to keep the Gators’ streak of 546 games with a trey alive, and also contributed nine points, six boards and two assists against the Thunderbirds ... Scored eight points and had three rebounds vs. Syracuse ... Scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting in a win over Washington in the CBE Classic ... Chipped in nine points, dished out a season-high four assists, and tied a season-best six rebounds in Florida’s win over UMKC as part of the Gator Slam in Orlando ... Tied a season-high four assists in the win over FAMU ...  Scored 10 points and collected six rebounds at FSU ... Poured in 16 points and totaled a season-high seven rebounds in the win against FGCU ... Chipped in nine points after hitting 3-of-6 from behind the arc, while grabbing a season-tying seven rbounds in the win over UCF ... Scored two points in 16 minutes against Georgia Southern ... Poured in 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win over Winthrop ... Tied a career-high with two blocks and scored 12 points in the win over Stetson ... Played a season-high 34 minutes scoring 10 points in the victory at home over N.C. State ... Tallied six points and had three rebounds in the win against Longwood ... Poured in six point and had a season-high six assists in the victory vs. Ole Miss ... Chipped in six points and a defensive board against Auburn, while hitting 2-of-2 from the charity stripe to help the Gators to a 68-65 win over the Tigers ... Poured in five points and collected five rebounds in the victory vs. Arkansas ... Dished out a team-leading five assists, while contributing seven points against South Carolina ... Tied a season high, grabbing seven rebounds, while scoring six points in UF’s 94-69 win over Vanderbilt ... Tallied 11 points with two rebounds and two assists in the victory vs. Georgia ... Scored seven points and seven rebounds in 34 minutes of play, also recording a season high three steals in the conference road game at Tennessee ... Scored 10 points and was perfect from the free-throw line (4-for-4) in the home win against South Carolina ... Tied a season high with three steals and added four points and three rebounds in the game at Kentucky ... Tallied eight points, dished out three assists and claimed two steals on the road versus Georgia ...Collected four rebounds, six points, two assists, one block and three steals in the Gators’ win over Alabama ... Was one of five Gators scoring in double-digures in the home win over Vanderbilt, notching 11 points on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting, including 3-of-3 from downtown ... Grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists and scored three points in Baton Rouge versus LSU ... Poured in 10 points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in the home game versus Tennessee ... Scored 10 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out one assist in Florida’s efforts against Mississippi State on the road ... Swiped a season-high four steals and tallied eight points and six rebounds in the home win over Kentucky... Recorded his fourth career double-double in UF’s first round SEC tournament victory over Arkansas, tallying 15 points and a season-high 13 rebounds, two blocks, three assists and a steal ... Turned around in the second-round SEC tournament game against Auburn to score eight points and grab eight boards in Florida’s efforts ... Dished out five assists and poured in 10 points in the NIT first-round victory over Jacksonville ... Poured in 12 points and collected 6 rebounds in the second-round NIT win against Miami ... Pulled down five rebounds and scored four points in the NIT game versus Penn State… AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08: Scored in double-figures 15 times, led UF in rebounding 11 times and posted three double-doubles…Finished fourth on UF in scoring (8.5 ppg) and second in rebounds (6.4 rpg)… Second on UF in charges drawn with 10, he was a catalyst for the Gators, scoring their first points 10 times (second on the team)…Came up with a career outing against Georgia Southern, scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 boards, both career-highs, in UF’s 52-49 win…Finished third on the team in assists with 89… A versatile forward who can play the small or power forward positions depending on the lineup the Gators employ... Averaged 17.5 minutes in two exhibition games while dishing out 11 assists and collecting five rebounds ... Snagged a career-high seven rebounds while shooting 2-of-6 from the field for four points in the season-opener over North Dakota State, while also pitching in two assists, a block and two steals in the contest ... Scored five points with a three-pointer and two free throws, while snagging seven rebounds and two steals against Tennessee Tech ... Contributed five points and five assists against North Carolina Central ... Earned his first career double-double in the win over Rutgers, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds ... Posted 10 points for the second-consecutive contest, to go along with eight rebounds and a career-high six assists, in the win over North Florida ... Snagged four rebounds against Florida State ... Just missed a double-double with eight rebounds and nine points in the win over Stetson ... One of three Gators to tally seven rebounds against Vermont, to go along with nine points and three assists ...  Recorded eight rebounds and points, while mixing in three assists, a block and a steal, in the Jacksonville contest ... Snagged five rebounds and passed out four assists, while scoring a bucket for three points against FAMU ... Led all Gators with 20 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Georgia Southern, swatting two blocks and earning a career-high 36 minutes ... Grabbed nine rebounds while scoring seven points in the win over Charleston Southern ... Grabbed seven rebounds and snagging a steal at Ohio State ... Nabbed seven rebounds while dishing out three assists against Temple ... Notched seven points and ripped down half a dozen boards in the win over High Point ... Registered a career-high three steals in the road win over Alabama, while also posting 12 points and seven rebounds ... Hit 5-of-9 shots from the floor en route to an 11-point, five-rebound afternoon in the home win over Auburn ... Led the Gators’ charge at Mississippi with 16 points and nine boards, knocking down 5-of-7 shots from the charity stripe on the evening ... Scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting in the home win over Kentucky ... Recorded a career-high four steals to go along with seven points and three assists in the road victory over South Carolina ... Finished one rebound shy of a double-double with 14 points and nine boards in win at home over Vanderbilt ... Tied a career high with six assists and added a block and a steal against the Commodores ... Chipped in with five points, four rebounds and a steal at Arkansas ... Drained a career-high six field goals and scored 18 points with seven rebounds at Tennessee ... Scoring total was the second-highest of his career and most in an SEC game ... Finished 4-of-4 at the free throw line and made a season-best two 3-pointers on six attempts versus the Vols ... Notched 10 points and a career-high seven steals in the home victory over Georgia ... Pulled down a game-high nine boards and added 13 points and four assists against LSU ... Notched nine points and seven rebounds at Vanderbilt and contributed a critical steal in the waning minutes of the contest ... Powered in 15 points against South Carolina highlighted by a 3-of-5 effort from 3-point range ... Sank a critical baseline three in the game’s final minute that gave UF a six-point lead ... Finished two rebounds shy of a double-double at Georgia with 13 points and eight boards in a career-best 38 minutes ... Tied a career-high with three 3-point baskets against the Bulldogs ... Registered 16 points, four rebounds and five assists versus Tennessee before fouling out ... Knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers on six attempts and was instrumental in cutting the Vols’ leads with several clutch baskets late ... Nearly recorded at double-double at Kentucky with a game-high eight rebounds and nine points ... Came up with two steals and six points in the SEC Tournament against Alabama ... Tallied nine points and five boards in the home win over San Diego State in the first round of the MasterCard NIT ... Pitched in with seven points and two rebounds in the second-round NIT win over Creighton ... Finished 4-of-5 from the field with 10 points and six rebounds in NIT quarterfinal win at Arizona State ... Notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in NIT semifinal against UMass ... Registered a career high in assists with seven against the Minute Men…AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07: Played 14 minutes, collected three rebounds and dished out an assist against Samford in his first game as a Gator...Scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in the win over North Florida...Contributed seven points and two assists in the victory over Jacksonville...Scored three points in the win over Chattanooga...Turned in three points, three rebounds and two steals versus Prairie View...Had two points and three rebounds in the win over Western Kentucky...Played four minutes versus Kansas...Finished with a career-high eight points, two rebounds and two steals in the Southern game...Recorded one rebound in nine minutes of action against Florida State...Had a rebound, an assist and a steal in 11 minutes against Providence...Netted a career-high nine points and handed out a personal-best five assists in the win over FAMU...Recorded career highs in points (10), field goals (four), field goal attempts (nine) and rebounds (six) in the victory over Stetson...Chipped in with eight points and four rebounds in the win over Ohio State...Finished with two points, two boards and two assists against UAB...Scored three points and dished out two assists in the win over Liberty...Blocked a shot and collected a steal in the defeat of Georgia...Contributed four points and a rebound in the Arkansas game...Played three minutes versus South Carolina...Grabbed a rebound in three minutes of work versus Ole Miss...Finished with a point in four minutes of work against Mississippi State...Played seven minutes against Auburn, registering two assists and a rebound...Handed out an assist in five minutes against Vanderbilt...Has a point, an assist and a steal in 11 minutes against Tennessee...Saw three minutes of action against Georgia in Athens...Hauled in a pair of rebounds in the victory over Kentucky in Lexington...Contributed three minutes, two rebounds and one assist in Florida’s comeback win over Alabama...Saw 12 minutes of action and pulled down one board against Vanderbilt...Collected a rebound in three minutes of action against South Carolina...Saw one minute of action against LSU...Saw five minutes of action versus Tennessee...Contributed with a rebound in four minutes of work against Kentucky...Helped out with three points, a rebound and an assist in the win over Georgia in Atlanta...Played three minutes against Ole Miss...Grabbed two rebounds in four minutes of work against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament finale...Recorded two points, three rebounds and an assist in the win over Jackson State in New Orleans...Played one minute in the win over Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Grabbed a rebound in two minutes of action versus Butler in the NCAA regional semifinal...Tallied one rebound in the win over Oregon in St. Louis...Played two minutes in UF’s win over UCLA in the national semifinal. PREP: Averaged 21.0 points and 8.0 rebounds for Christian Brothers Academy, traditionally one of the premier programs in the state of New Jersey…Was honored as New Jersey's Mr. Basketball following his senior season…Helped his team to a 27-2 mark and the Shore Conference Tournament and NJSIAA South Jersey Non-Public A titles during his senior year…His squad won both titles in each of his last two years and he was the Asbury Park Press Basketball Player of the Year both years as well… Originally signed with North Carolina State but was granted his release when Herb Sendek took the head coaching job at Arizona State in 2006…Committed to UF on June 17, 2006 after reopening the recruiting process.




Dan Werner’s Career Statistics


Season GP-GS         MP     FGM-FGA    PCT. 3PT-ATT    PCT.       FT-FTA    PCT. REB  AVG.  A          TO        BS        ST        PF-DQ        TP     AV.

2006-07 39-0          348    26-85 .306 13-58 .224       5-11       .455   50 1.3 31     17      3          9          44-0     70        1.8

2007-08 36-35        980    117-266    .440 42-136     .309       51-66     .773 230  6.4   89          69        15        41          100-3  327    9.1

2008-09        36-36 1023  118-277    .426 50-140     .357       34-43     .791 175  4.9   81          56        14        42        89-3         320    8.9

Totals 111-71        2351   261-628    .416 105-334  .314       90-120   .750 455  4.1 201          142      32        92          233-6  717    6.5   




                                                       Dan Werner’s SEC Statistics


Season         GP-GS          MP    FGM-FGA      PCT.     3PT-ATT PCT.     FT-FTA      PCT.  REB AVG.   A          TO       BS            ST     PF-DQ          TP     AV

2006-07        16-0              92     2-16     .125  0-10     .000  2-6 .333 10 0.6 6    2    1       2      19-0   6          0.4

2007-08        16-15            466   63-146 .432  21-75   .280  30-36    .833    95  5.9 40     33    7         23        49-3     177            11.1

2008-09        16-16            467   40-112 .357  23-60   .383  15-17    .882    68  4.3 35     23    5         23        43-0     118            7.4

Totals  48-31     1025      105-274      .383 44-145        .303      47-59      .797       173 3.6     81        58        13            48     111-3           301  6.3


Dan Werner’s NCAA Statistics


Year    GP-GS    MP          FGM-FGA      PCT.  3PT-ATT       PCT.      FT-FTA     PCT.        REB AVG.   A          TO       BS            ST     PF-DQ          TP     AV

2006-07        5-0 16           1-3    .333     0-2    .000     0-0    .000       5   1.0 1    1    0       0      3-0     2          0.4

Totals  5-0   16  1-3         .333 0-2      .000 0-0      .000 5    1.0  1  1    0    0    3-0   2     0.4



Werner Game Highs


Season 19, vs. Toledo (11/14/08)

Career 20, vs. GSU (12/15/07)


Season 13, vs. Arkansas (3/12/09)

Career 14, vs. GSU (12/15/07)

Field Goals

Season 8, vs. Toledo (11/14/08)

Career 8, vs. Toledo (11/14/08)

Field Goal Attempts

Season 14, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (3/12/09)

Career 15, vs. GSU (12/15/07)

3-Point FGs

Season 4, vs. Bradley (11/16/08)

Career 4, 2x, last vs. Bradley (11/16/08)

3-Point FG Attempts

Season 7, 3x, last vs. Auburn (3/13/09)

Career 7, 3x, last vs. Auburn (3/13/09)

Free Throws

Season 4, vs. South Carolina (2/3/09)

Career 6, vs. GSU (12/15/07)

Free Throw Attempts

Season 4, 3x, last vs. South Carolina (2/3/09)

Career 10, vs. GSU (12/15/07)


Season 6, vs. Ole Miss (1/10/09)

Career 7 vs. UMass (4/1/08)


Season 4, vs. Kentucky (3/7/09)

Career 7, vs. Georgia (2/9/08)

Blocked Shots

Season 2, 2x, last vs. Arkansas (3/12/09)

Career 2, 4x, last vs. Arkansas (3/12/09)

Minutes Played

Season 38, at Georgia (2/27/08)

Career 38, at Georgia (2/27/08)

Misc. Stats                              08-09  Career

Times led UF in scoring                        2          4

Times led UF in Rebs.               4          15

Times led UF in Assists             1          4

Double figure scoring               16        32

Double figure reb. games                    1          3

Double Doubles                                   1          4

Dunks                                      1          4

Charges Drawn                                    10        21

First off the Bench                    0          1

Scored UF's First Pts.               6          16

Three Point Plays                                 4-4       6-7

Final Three Minutes from Line  3-5       9-14


Florida Athletics - A Championship Experience with Integrity - Vision Statement
  • University of Florida
  • NCAA
  • FOX Sports Sun / FOX Sports Florida
  • IMG
  • SEC Network

© 1998 - 2015 University Athletic Assoc., Inc., FOX Sports Sun & IMG College. All Rights Reserved.