CENTER | (6-11, 248) | UCLA
Notes: Dan Gadzuric leaves UCLA ranked among the school's top 10 in several categories, but will be remembered as one of the program's best shot-blockers and rebounders. Gadzuric ranks No. 2 all-time in blocks with 184 -- second only to Jelani McCoy's 188. Gadzuric is also the Bruins' eight-leading rebounder all-time with 896 boards in four seasons, while also ranking tied for eighth on the field goal percentage charts, shooting 54.9 percent in his career.
A preseason 2002 Wooden Award candidate, Gadzuric helped lead the Bruins to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. He was an honorable mention all-Pac-10 player as a senior, recording nine double-doubles this past season and team-high 9.3 rebounds in conference play. Gadzuric ranks 26th in career points at UCLA with 1,287.
Positives: An enigma. Four years of college and NBA scouts are still talking about potential. Gadzuric has the athleticism and skill set to dominate in the post, but
rarely does. Showed flashes of greatness versus Cincinnati in the tournament when he went off for 26 points and 13 rebounds.
Negatives: Has never lived up to expectations. Gadzuric has waxed hot and cold his entire career. Struggles in the post when he's double teams. An atrocious free throw shooter and a poor perimeter defender. Injury problems
scare scouts off even more.
Summary: Gadzuric ending the 2001-02 season and his college career with a bang. He's the type of kid who works out well, so there's little
doubt that his stock will probably rise as we get
closer to the draft. Whether he'll ever get a great
feel for the game ... that's the ultimate question.