Gator Hoopster Tabbed Preseason All-American

University of Florida senior forward Matt Bonner will travel to Chicago this weekend to be honored as part of the 10-man Playboy Preseason All-America team.

Bonner, the 2002 Verizon Academic All-American of the Year in the sport of basketball, will head to Chicago on Friday and join other standouts from programs across the nation for a weekend of activities, as well as a photo shoot.

Bonner is the first Florida men's basketball player to be a part of the prestigious preseason squad.

A native of Concord, N.H., Bonner helped the Gators to a 22-9 record a year ago and their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. He was named Second Team All-SEC and Honorable Mention All-America during the 2001-02 season where he averaged 15.6 points per game and 7.2 rebounds.

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