Teddy . . .

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    I just finished writing a long piece on Teddy Dupay, based on 45+ minutes of questions, answers and very candid conversation.
    Like most, I had some pretty strong opinions. . . fair, and well-earned opinions of Dupay.
    But life can be about second chances, and it was interesting to see whom he credits for his - - - and what he is doing with it.
    I think Ray is publishing it as an open column, so hopefully a few get to read it.
    His story is well known and his downfalls well-publicized. His criticisms are deserved. But there is no lack of accountability, but rather a renewed effort to make things right. And I think that is important for people to know.
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    If this is not an open column is there any other way to read it?
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    They are often subscription/insider columns. But I am pretty sure Ray is allowing open access.

    Thanks for asking!
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    When might we expect it up?
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    I hope to be able to read it AKA. I've always been a big Teddy fan. He committed to the Gators, I think, as a sophomore? He was scrappy and a gamer. Deadly shooter. Made many big shots in his Gator career. Please let us know if/when it's available.
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    He was maybe the most important recruit in the Donovan era because he was the first big time recruit. Probably I would rank him behind Miller who was the first big time out of state recruit, but the bottom line is that Donovan can not get to championships without being able to get those early top recruits that attracted others.
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    I coached a YBA team against Teddy Dupay when I was 23 and he was like 12, he scorched me for 28 in a 12 minute game, we scored maybe 7, they scored 30, he was 5' tall. I was so excited to see him sign with Billy. He has had his struggles, haven't we all

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    Has he gotten his temper under control?
    Beating a woman is hard for me to accept.
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    Teddy is a good friend of mine. He's doing a lot of good things right now. He's coaching several age groups of underprivileged kids every weekend from 8 am to 6 pm. He volunteers more time every week than most people do in a year.

    I'm not going to turn this thread into an argument about what you posted but I can guarantee it was not what it was reported to be and that situation (including the ultimate disposition) took a lot out of Teddy. He comes from a good family, and I'm also friends with his sister Eva, who is in dental school at UF and a total sweetheart. He remains very close with Billy, Jeremy Foley, the players, and all of the staff on the team and at the O'Dome. He works with the current players when he has time (worked with Mike Frazier this summer and is going up there this week to get him ready to hit the ground running). He's done some good things for UF recruiting as well. Big part of UF's basketball program past, current & future
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    Still to this day the best HS player I have ever seen in person...and I have seen 20-30 NBA guys in my lifetime...obviously others had more upside/NBA potential, but in terms of a guy that could dominate a game in HS and had everyone on their seat everytime he played, he was the best....He would have had a very long NBA/pro career if not for the gambling issues....that type of an issue gets you blacklisted, and rightly so
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    ^^ and a knee injury.
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    Look forward to reading it. I know very little about him.
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    I know there was a time around his back injury, when he was making candles as a hobby and giving them to teammates. There was an old article with quotes from UD about the entire thing, and Dupay giving him candles. I wish I could find it, because it was glorious.
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    Should be an interesting and informative read. Looking forward to it.
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    Dude is probably worthy of his own 30 for 30 on ESPN.
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    He hasn't been the one mentoring Scottie W., has he?
    juuuuuuust kidding.
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    He had a deal worked out with Seattle but he blew out his knee. That, and his shoulder is/was injured (happened at UF but he played through it).
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    Everyone makes mistakes.

    Some peoples' are made public, most aren't.

    Admittedly, beating anyone is a really bad thing to do.

    Some people learn from their mistakes, others don't and continue to repeat them, sometimes throughout their lives.

    Personally, I'm relatively neutral regarding Dupay recognizing as I do how difficult it is to be "on stage" at a young age. Glad to see that he is heavily involved with volunteer activity directed at impoverished youth.
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    At his height, it was always going to be difficult for Dupay to make a run in the league. But he was one tough, competitive dude with an unbelievable shot. Everyone who saw him play as a prep has told me how unbelievable of a shooter he was from any spot on the court. Just a relentless confidence about him. I suspect he would have been very successful overseas.
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    I played in some adult leagues with him back in G'ville. If you didn't pick him up at half court, he would launch it. Pretty much had his way. Would shoot from anywhere and was basically automatic. Best shooter I've played against and I was fortunate to play in some pick up games with Mike Miller, Eddie Shannon, Orien Green, Brett Nelson and Jason Williams (at SW Rec). By far the best shooter out of that bunch. A lot of times, guys that talented playing in adult leagues would just shoot every time they touched it, but Teddy would pass and set up his guys. You could tell his back was really giving him problems too.

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