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Thursday March 21, 2013Gators in the NBA

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As the University of Florida men's basketball team enters its 16th NCAA Tournament in program history, 10 former players have continued their NBA careers.

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards
Beal returned to the court after missing time due to injury. In three games this past week, he averaged 8.0 points per game. On the year, the rookie is averaging 13.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, and 2.4 apg.

Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs
Bonner only saw action in one contest last week. He recorded six points against Golden State on Wednesday, March 20. In 56 games played, Bonner is averaging 4.1 ppg and 1.9 rpg.

Corey Brewer, Denver Nuggets
Brewer had a fairly good week, recording at least 10 points in each of Denver's three games. He is scoring at a clip of 11.7 ppg and is recording 2.9 rpg.

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
Haslem has been a major contributor as Miami has continued their undefeated streak of 24 games. The Heat's all-time leading rebounder has played in 64 games this year and is averaging 3.6 ppg and 5.3 rpg.

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks' leading scorer and rebounder had an exceptional week, collecting four double-doubles and scoring at least 16 points in each of Atlanta's four games. Horford is tallying 17.4 ppg and 10.2 rpg, which ranks ninth in the league.

David Lee, Golden State Warriors
Lee registered three double-doubles in four games played for Golden State this past week. He ranks sixth in the NBA in rebounds (11.1 rpg) and 15th in the league in scoring (18.6 ppg).

Mike Miller, Miami Heat
Miller played in two games last week for the top team in the Eastern Conference. This season, he is averaging 3.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg.

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls
One of 11 players in the league to be averaging a double-double, Noah tallied two double-doubles in three games last week. The NBA's fourth-leading rebounder is averaging 12.0 ppg and 11.5 rpg for the 2012-13 season.

Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets
Parsons scored in double figures on two occasions last week. In 67 games played this year, he is averaging 15.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and 3.6 apg.

Marreesse Speights, Cleveland Cavaliers
Speights tallied 19 points against San Antonio on Saturday, March 16, his best outing of the week. He is averaging 8.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg this year.

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