Dan Gadzuric To Participate In Star-Studded 'Chat Madness'

Oct. 11, 2001

LOS ANGELES - Get ready for Midnight Madness with "Chat Madness"! ESPN.com's 2001-02 Season Preview begins on Friday, October 12, with an in-depth look at Duke's chances to repeat, ESPN.com's Preseason Top 25 and a star-studded chat lineup of players from their top 25 teams.

Included in that chat lineup is UCLA standout Dan Gadzuric, who will be chatting at 11:40 a.m. PT. One of the top returning post players in the nation, Gadzuric has the potential to be one of the most dominating big men in the country.

As a junior last season, Gadzuric started 29 of 32 games and averaged 26.9 minutes and 11.7 points (No. 3 on the team). He led UCLA in field goal percentage (53.4, No. 8 in Pac-10 stats), rebounding (8.6, No. 2 in Pac-10 stats) and blocked shots (1.9, No. 3 in the Pac-10), and had a team-high 11 double-doubles.

While Gadzuric will not be chatting until 11:40 a.m. PT on Friday, feel free to submit some questions now - we'll save them for his arrival! When submitting questions, please be sure to state which player the question is for.

Complete "Chat Madness" Lineup

Oklahoma State's Maurice Baker -- 10:00 a.m. PT
Baker led the squad last season in scoring, assists, steals, and three-point shooting, while finishing second in rebounding. The 6'1" senior guard hopes to help his team to better their 19 wins from last season and return to the NCAA Tournament.

Boston College's Troy Bell -- 10:20 a.m. PT
The reigning Big East Player of the Year is the league's top returning scorer with a 20.4 average. Bell helped lead the Eagles to a 13-3 record last season and into the second round of the NCAA's. While Boston College took some people by surprise last season, all eyes will be on the 6'1" junior with playmaking skills.

Oklahoma's Aaron McGhee -- 10:40 a.m. PT
After winning the Big 12 Tournament last season, the Sooners welcome back McGhee, a 6'8" senior, who averaged 12.9 points last season and 4.8 rebounds. He also hit 22 three-pointers. McGhee may not be a household name, but his strong play inside will keep Oklahoma in the hunt.

Virginia's Chris Williams -- 11:00 a.m. PT
The 6'7" junior forward could be the best kept secret in the nation. An interior scorer with mid-range skills, Williams averaged 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last season. He returns to a Cavalier squad that could be one of the fastest teams in the nation.

Duke's Jason Williams -- 11:20 a.m. PT
He gave up being the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft to come back to the Blue Devils and lead the charge for a second straight national championship. The 6'2" junior averaged 21.6 points and 6.1 assists per game last season, and hit 42.7 percent of his three's. With Shane Battier gone, Williams will also take on even more of a leadership role on the team.

UCLA's Dan Gadzuric -- 11:40 a.m. PT

Illinois' Frank Williams -- 12:00 p.m. PT
The 6'3" junior guard can do it all, and he will be asked to by Illinois this season. His leadership abilities, combined with his 14.9 points and 4.4 assists per game will be key in propelling Illinois to the Big Ten title and a shot at the Final Four.

USC's Sam Clancy -- 12:20 p.m. PT
At 6'7", 240, this power forward is quickly becoming one of the most dominant big men in the Pac-10. Last season, as a junior, Clancy led USC in scoring (17.3), rebounding (7.5), field goal percentage (.501) and blocked shots (81), and will be a vital part of the Trojans' run through March Madness.

Kansas' Kirk Hinrich - 12:40 p.m. PT
The 6'3" junior guard averaged seven assists a game last season and shot 50.5 percent from the three-point line. He will run the offense for this young Jayhawk squad looking to improve on last season's 26-7 record.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
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Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
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vs. NCAA First Round
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