Andrew Nembhard Rounds Out Spring Showcase Season

One of the top point guards in the 2018 recruiting class, Andrew Nembhard has had a busy spring taking part in the Jordan Brand Classic, Nike Hoop Summit, and finally an event called the North Pole Hoops Signature All-Canadian Showcase. Put on by Canadian basketball recruiting service North Pole Hoops, Nembhard was one of the […]

Interesting, Wacky, and Compelling Stats from the ’17-18′ Season

We live in a statistical renaissance in the modern sports world, an age where player efficiency rating and box plus-minus are used seamlessly alongside traditional box score stats like points and rebounds while predictive analytics like KenPom, Sagarin, and BPI are used to evaluate teams far more than their win-loss categories. Statistics can also be […]

Chris Chiozza And Egor Koulechov Battle At The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

With their college careers now finished and their sights set on a professional basketball career Chris Chiozza and Egor Koulechov took their talents to Virginia to take part in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, an invite-only showcase for college graduates that hosts scouts from the NBA, G-League, and top leagues from Europe. This wasn’t the first […]

Andrew Nembhard Impresses At Nike Hoop Summit

“He’s got eyes on the back of his head.” That was what #1 player in the 2018 class RJ Barrett said when asked about his fellow Canadian countryman and Florida Gators commit Andrew Nembhard. Having played together both internationally and at Montverde Academy Nembhard’s wizardry with the ball was no surprise to Barrett and that […]

Andrew Nembhard On Display At Jordan Brand Classic

The Jordan Brand Classic is one of the premier showcases of top high school talent and this year’s iteration included Florida Gators commit Andrew Nembhard. Taking place at the esteemed Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Nembhard was able to play alongside some of the top players in the country including Emmitt Williams, Bol Bol, Darius Bazley, […]

Gators Hire Assistant Coach Armon Gates

The search to replace departed assistant coach Dusty May has been completed as Mike White has hired Armon Gates, previously an assistant at Northwestern. Known to be an excellent recruiter, he was pivotal in bringing in the elite 2014 class of Bryant McIntosh, Scott Lindsey, Gavin Skelly, Johnnie Vassar, and most notably top-100 ranked Vic […]

What The Gators Can Learn From The Final Four Teams

Though Villanova is still celebrating their National Championship win that happened less than 24 hours ago the Gators’ loss on March 17 in the Round of 32 makes it feel like their season ended ages ago. Flipping the page to the next season players and coaches have both started their preparation for the 2018-2019 campaign […]

Recapping Gators Commits At GEICO Nationals

Looking to definitively pronounce the best high school team in the country the nation’s eight best squads gathered in New York for the GEICO Nationals to chase the crown. The Gators were lucky to have 2 committed players represented at the event with Andrew Nembhard running with Montverde Academy and Keyontae Johnson at Oak Hill […]

Identifying Possible Assistant Coach Hires

With Dusty May heading to Boca Raton to head up the Florida Atlantic Owls program Gators basketball fans get to shift their focus to something they haven’t thought about since the summer of 2015: a coaching search. No, this isn’t the same as that summer when the Gators needed a new head coach but it […]

Graduate Transfer Target: FGCU’s Zach Johnson

University of Florida football has become DBU and it looks like now the basketball team is quickly becoming Graduate Transfer U. Canyon Barry and Egor Koulechov gracing the past two rosters with their presence has been huge for the teams success, and considering both of those players were some of the most highly sought after […]

Requiem For The 2017-2018 Florida Gators

Even though the dust has mostly settled from Saturday’s Round of 32 loss to Texas Tech and most of the basketball world has moved on from the seasons of the teams that have fallen to the gauntlet that is the NCAA Tournament, I’m not quite finished with this year’s Florida Gator team. Look, I’m not […]

Game Recap: Florida 66-Texas Tech 69 (NCAA Tournament)

The Gators fought tooth and nail for forty minutes with the notoriously gritty Texas Tech Red Raiders and even though they nearly came away with some late game magic the basketball gods were not on the side of the team from Gainesville as the Gators fell by a score of 69-66. Down by 5 with […]

Scouting Report: Florida vs. Texas Tech (Round of 32)

On to the next one. It felt great to take care of business against the #11 seed St. Bonaventure Bonnies but the Gators won’t have much time to celebrate as they have to quickly turn around and set their sights on their next opponent, the #3 seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders. The sentence “#3 seeded […]

Game Recap: Florida 77-St. Bonaventure 62 (Round of 64)

NCAA Tournament games aren’t always pretty and tonight the Gators went into the trenches to beat a scrappy St. Bonaventure team 77-62. Though the Gators went on a murderous run in the second half that ultimately stretched the game out of hand the first half was an evenly played game that saw the Gators struggle […]

NCAA Tournament Scouting Report: Florida vs. St. Bonaventure

Florida fans watched their televisions with bated breathe on Tuesday night as they anxiously awaited for the victor between St. Bonaventure and UCLA with the winner going on to face the Gators in Dallas. It was the Bonnies that outlasted the Bruins by the score of 65-58 and now the Gators can set their sights […]

NCAA Tournament Checklist

With March Madness upon us the Gators are looking to make noise and advance deeper in the tournament than their 6 seed would suggest. Every year there are surprise teams to go on runs and once the ball is tipped on Thursday it often seems like seeds no longer matter. In a year where it […]

Game Recap: Florida Gators 72-Arkansas Razorbacks 80 (SEC Tournament)

One team looked tired and mentally exhausted tonight and one looked rested and prepared and although you’d think it was the team that went to war with South Carolina last night that would be gassed and the team with extra day off would be the one mentally ready but unfortunately, it was the opposite. The […]

SEC Tournament Scouting Report: Florida Gators vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

After earning a double-bye to start the SEC Tournament the Gators will finally be in action on Friday, March 9 as they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks who finished 6th in the conference standings. The Razorbacks had to fight to earn this matchup with the Gators by battling the South Carolina Gamecocks for an exhausting […]

How The Gators Solved Their Defensive Problems

“If they can hit their shots, they can beat anybody in the country.” This is a phrase Florida has heard all season, a reputation earned after catching fire at the PK80 Tournament in Portland where they emblazoned the nets from behind the arc, and a phrase that they will continue to hear through March as […]

Game Recap: Florida Gators 80-Kentucky Wildcats 67

Sending the seniors off with a bang in the final home game of the season in Gainesville the Florida Gators dismantled the Kentucky Wildcats with a 80-67 win. Timely shot making and dogged defensive effort were the calling cards for Mike White’s squad today as Jalen Hudson and KeVaughn Allen found mesh on late shot […]

John Egbunu Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Season

In news that unfortunately didn’t come as a surprise to anyone John Egbunu was officially ruled out for the remainder of the season as a result of nagging knee issues related to his devastating ACL injury suffered last year. Upon sustaining the injury during SEC play last year his return was tentatively scheduled for late-December […]

Scouting Report: Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Senior day. Last game of the season. In Gainesville. Versus Kentucky. SEC standing and NCAA Tournament seeding are the stakes. The opportunity to sweep Kentucky in the season series. If these things aren’t enough to fire you up for Saturday’s contest, I don’t know what will. There’s a whole lot on the line as the […]

Game Recap: Florida Gators 73-Alabama Crimson Tide 52

The Florida Gators got their jaws clamped around the Alabama Crimson Tide early and never let go as they used their defense and Jalen Hudson’s shot making on route to an overwhelming 73-52 victory. It didn’t matter who was on the court at any given time on defense as Florida was locked in, quickly rotating […]

Scouting Report: Florida Gators vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Florida’s NCAA Tournament standing took a huge swing in a positive direction after they took down Auburn on Saturday and they’ll look to better it even more when they head to Tuscaloosa on Tuesday, February 27 to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Game one of the season series saw coach Avery Johnson’s Crimson Tide […]

Game Recap: Florida Gators 72-Auburn Tigers 66

Finally holding on to a double-digit lead in the second half the Florida Gators withstood the best punches the Auburn Tigers had and came away with an important 72-66 win. If you want to beat good teams you need your best players to be your best players and Chris Chiozza, KeVaughn Allen, Jalen Hudson, and […]

Scouting Report: Florida Gators vs. Auburn Tigers

On their second three-game losing streak of the season the Florida Gators will be looking to keep that number from getting to four when they take on coach Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers. One of the most intriguing stories in college basketball this year the Auburn Tigers were a team expected to struggle after […]

Game Recap: Florida Gators 57-Tennessee Volunteers 62

In a knife fight it’s often the person who loses the least blood that wins and on a night where the game was played in the trenches the Tennessee Volunteers were able to outlast the Florida Gators by the score of 62-57. Florida showed some gumption in keeping the game tight when things could have […]

Scouting Report: Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Volunteers

The Gators desperately need a bounce back game after treacherous 73-62 and 71-68 losses to Georgia and Vanderbilt and will be in tough to do it against one of the best stories in college basketball in the Tennessee Volunteers. Picked in the preseason poll to finish 13th in the SEC coach Rick Barnes and company […]

Struggles To Score Inside Continue To Haunt Gators

Now 27 games into the college basketball season the Florida Gators’ biggest weakness offensively has been made glaringly apparent. Not being able to score inside has been a season long struggle and the problem reared it’s ugly head again tonight against the Commodores. Mike White is more than aware of the problem and knew how […]

Game Recap: Florida Gators 68-Vanderbilt Commodores 71

Florida played some good stretches of basketball today but the inability to get a key stop and some questionable late game execution lead the Gators to a disappointing 71-68 loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores. Now 17-10, this year’s squad already has one more loss on the season than last year’s team. Making this game even […]
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