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Jitoboh gets an offer from the Florida Gators

The class of 2019 looks to be loaded with many talented big men and Jason Jitoboh is a name to keep an eye on. The 6’10 big man from Hamilton Heights Christian(Chattanooga) is a guy who has tremendous upside and will be a key asset to whatever team lands him in the 2019 recruiting class. Jitoboh recently spoke with GatorCountry.com about his game and recruiting process

Jitoboh is more of a traditional back to the basket offensive player. He also loves playing defense and impacting the game on the defensive end.

“I would say I am a traditional center,” Jitoboh said. “I play back...

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Jalen Carey picks up an offer from the Florida Gators

Jalen Carey, a 2018 combo guard from Immaculate Conception in New Jersey, is one of the names that is heating up in the 2018 class. In the past week, he has picked up 7 offers from big name programs. Florida is among those who have recently offered. Carey recently talked with GatorCountry.com about his game and his recruitment.

Carey is a player who stays in attack mode. He has great quickness in the open floor and is confident in his ability to get to the rim.

“I just like getting out in the open court,” Carey said. “I’m a quick guard and I feel that it is hard to stop me when...

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Florida Gators in the mix for Locke

The class of 2018 is filled with many explosive scorers and Noah Locke has the scoring ability to be among the best in the class. The 6’2 guard from McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland can score the ball at a high rate and many schools would love to have his scoring ability on their roster.

Locke views himself as a scoring guard. He believes that he can score the ball in a variety of ways and that’s what makes him such an intriguing talent.

“I'll describe my style of play as a scoring guard,” Locke told GatorCountry.com. “I can score the ball efficiently in several...

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Dotson enjoys his Florida Gators basketball visit

The class of 2018 is loaded with talent, and one of the most sought after recruits is point guard Devon Dotson. The talented guard from Providence Day School in Charlotte has offers from some of the top programs in the country. Dotson is a player that can come in and help a team from day one.

Dotson is confident in his ability to lead a team and be the floor general. Dotson also possesses dynamic speed and quickness that makes him tough to guard.

“I feel that I am a dynamic point guard that is athletic, fast, and quick,” Dotson said. “I think that the way I play puts pressure on...

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Florida Gators basketball hosting transfer on campus

The Florida Gators basketball program will host one of the top transfer targets this weekend on campus. Egor Koulechov, a 6’5 210-lb transfer from Rice, possesses a skill set that would improve any program in the country. This veteran player will provide sharp shooting and rebounding from day one.

Koulechov began his career at Arizona State during the 13-14 season. He saw action in 27 games, while starting in 7 of them. Koulechov averaged 3.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and shot the ball 11-33 from behind the arc. The potential of the player that Koulechov could grow into was shown in his...

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Eric Hester to transfer from Florida Gators

Eric Hester, the first player to commit to Florida Gators head coach Mike White, has decided to transfer. The freshman from Clearwater appeared in 20 games for the Gators, averaging 5.6 minutes per game. Hester appeared in only two of the Gators last nine games.

It was a tough task for Hester to find minutes behind Kasey Hill and Chris Chiozza. However, Hester proved that he had potential in his limited action for Florida. We saw glimpses of his potential through his ability to defend and knock down the deep ball. In the 106-71 victory over LSU on January 25th, Hester went 5-5 from behind...

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Devoe picks up an offer from the Florida Gators

Michael Devoe, a class of 2018 point guard prospect, is a guy whose name has been heating up as of late. The 6-foot-4, 175-lb. point guard from Oak Ridge High School in Orlando is approaching the summer with a great deal of momentum in his recruiting process.

The size and length of Devoe at the point guard position makes him a tough matchup for opposing guards. Devoe sees the court well and looks to make things easier on his teammates.

“I am a pass-first point guard, but I can score from all three levels as well,” Devoe said. “My strengths are getting my teammates involved, scoring...

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Florida Gators hoops sitting at the top for Boyce

Ryan Boyce is a versatile player who the Gators would love to see in Florida orange and blue. Boyce is a 6’6 guard/forward from Houston High School in Tennessee. Boyce is a guy that has the it factor, and many schools recognize that. Schools from all over the country want Boyce’s services. Florida has put itself it great position to land this class of 2018 talent.

Boyce is a guy that can score at a high level. His ability to create his own shot is one of the reasons he is such a highly sought out recruit.

“I pride myself on my ability to score the ball and to be able to create my...

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Johnson excited about future of Florida Gators basketball

Versatility and size are two attributes that come in handy in the game of basketball. A combination of both makes for a dangerous player. Florida is getting a guy with both in class of 2017 forward Chase Johnson. The 6’8 big man from Huntington Prep in West Virginia will be bringing a unique skill set to Gainesville.

The way Johnson loves to play is the same way that the Gators look to play. Johnson wants to run the floor and make plays. The ability to shoot the ball well from distance makes him difficult to guard.

“I like to get up and down the floor. I feel that I’m really...

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Catching up with Florida Gators basketball commit Okauru

Coach Mike White and the Florida Gators coaching staff did a great job putting together the 2017 recruiting class. A key member of the class is Raleigh, North Carolina native Michael Okauru. The 6’3 185lb point guard decided to attend Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his senior season to help elevate his game

A staple in Okauru’s game is pushing the ball in transition and looking to make things happen for his teammates.

“I am an up-tempo guard who likes to push the ball in transition and get my teammates involved," Okauru said. "I just try to do everything that it takes to...

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Getting to know Virginia: Florida Gators basketball

Getting to Know Virginia

The Florida Gators will square off against the Virginia Cavaliers in the round of 32 Saturday night in Orlando. Virginia holds a record of 23-10(11-7). Just like Florida, Virginia was pegged by many as a first round upset favorite. The Cavaliers found themselves in tough position in the first half down 15, but terrific play from London Perrantes and 3pt shooting helped lead the team to a 76-71 win against UNCW.

Florida and Virginia are similar in the fact that both teams identity is found in defense. Virginia leads the nation in scoring defense...

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Keys for the Florida Gators to make a NCAA Tournament run

The Florida Gators will be entering the NCAA with a huge chip on their shoulder. Losing three out the last five games, and two of them being to Vanderbilt, is a major reason. Many people are viewing the 4-12 matchup between Florida and ETSU as an upset waiting to happen. The Gators are focused and ready to prove to the doubters wrong. Here are some keys to Florida being able to make a run in the tournament.

Defensive Intensity

Florida has been among one of the best defensive teams in the nation all season. Smothering defense has been the reason for many wins and also...

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Getting to know the Florida Gators opponent: East Tennessee State

The Florida Gators will be back on the hardwood Thursday as the NCAA tournament gets underway. Florida landed the No. 4 seed in the East region that matches them up against ETSU in Orlando on Thursday. ETSU enters the tournament after winning the Southern Conference Championship and holds a 27-7(14-4) record.

The Buc’s are coached by a face that is similar to the SEC. Steve Forbes spent time at Texas A&M as an assistant from 2004-2006, then returned to the league to coach under Bruce Pearl at Tennessee from 2006-2011. Forbes also was mentored by another notable head coach in Coach...

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