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Smart, amiable and skilled, Horford is full package

Al Horford's combination of skills, brains and personality makes him a hit on and off the court, writes Andy Katz.

Originally Published: April 1, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- On Florida's Labor Day trip to Niagara Falls, Al Horford was busy discussing the depth of the Niagara River.

During the season, when a reporter toured the apartment Horford shares with three Florida teammates, he was quick to pick up a tourism book and point out the beaches and other hot spots in his native Dominican Republic.

On Sunday, after the Gators' 76-66 win over UCLA, he handled questions in Spanish, then immediately shifted back to English when asked.

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