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Florida Picked 5th In SEC Media Poll

It’s that time of the year, folks! SEC Basketball Media day is upon us and with that comes with the preseason media poll. Here is how all the voting members see the SEC shaking out. 1. Kentucky 2. Tennessee 3. Auburn 4. Mississippi State 5. Florida 6. LSU 7. Alabama 8. Vanderbilt 9. Missouri 10. […]

Kevarrius Hayes Set To Anchor Florida’s Defense

Entering his senior year with the Gators post player Kevarrius Hayes has seen a bit of ups and downs throughout his career. After playing reliable bench minutes as a freshman, his sophomore year saw him stepping up to a starting role after the season (ultimately career) ending injury to John Egbunu and put up the […]

Opponent Look-Ahead: Florida vs. Butler Preview

One of the highlights of Florida’s rigorous non-conference schedule will be a matchup with the Butler Bulldogs, an exciting team from the Big East that is certain to be a tremendous game for the Gators. That game goes December 29th in Gainesville (with a return game on the road next year) but there’s also a […]

Toughness Remains Coach White’s Focus

As we inch closer and closer to basketball season one word remains steadily on the tongue of coach Mike White as he addresses his team and the media. Toughness. You first heard toughness mentioned by Coach White in the non-conference portion of last season when he pinpointed the lack of toughness as one of the […]

Fixing Florida Basketball’s Achilles Heels

Part of building a program is not only developing big picture ideas and culture but finding small flaws in on-court performance and tidying them up as you progress. I did an article last year around this time addressing some of the Achilles heels of the ’16-‘17 team, pointing out some of the nagging issues the […]

The Secret Life of a Florida Basketball Manager

You’ve seen them, the guys tirelessly rebounding for players during warm-up and hustling for water and towels at every timeout. The unsung heroes of the basketball program. These are the UF Basketball Managers, a proud fraternity of students that do the day-to-day tasks that help things run smoothly all season long. You always see them […]

How Florida Basketball Can End Rivalry Losing Streak

Mike White has done a whole lot to make the transition from Billy Donovan to him as smooth as possible. In three seasons he’s taken the team to an NIT, followed by an Elite Eight and a trip to the Round of 32, and each recruiting class has been better than the last culminating in […]

Versatility, Electricity, and the Perfect Recruiting Class

Florida’s 2019 recruiting class has made big news across the college basketball landscape this past week putting the Gators front and center on ESPN, CBS Sports, and The Athletic’s college basketball coverage and they have national hoops writers declaring the team “back” (as if we ever left, come on now). Nabbing Tre Mann, Alex Klatsky, […]

Scottie Lewis Is A Florida Gator

That’s it, the Gators got their guy! Athletic wing Scottie Lewis, who previously announced he was down to Kentucky and Florida over a week ago, finally decided Gainesville was the home for him. The commitment of the 11th ranked player in 2019 means more than just a do-it-all monster on the wing. Lewis was one […]

Where Could Florida’s 2019 Class Rank Amongst It’s Best?

With Tre Mann and Omar Payne already secured and another big-time commitment potentially on the way, you know the 2019 class is going to be special. Not only are Mann and Payne tremendous players but they compliment each other perfectly. With Payne being a commander on defense and Mann being a silky offensive weapon they […]

Omar Payne Commits To Gators Basketball

The Gators’ frontcourt just got a major boost for the 2019 class with a major commitment from in-state big man Omar Payne. The 38th ranked player in his class, his commitment to Coach White gives the Gators a major shot of talent into a frontcourt that hasn’t seen a player of his level from a […]

Late September Florida Gators basketball recruiting update

The Gators are still in the hunt for some tremendous 2019 recruits and with September coming to a close I thought it was time for a little bit of a recruiting update. Here is what I’ve been seeing. First, Scottie Lewis, the biggest name target on Florida’s board who announced at the end of last […]

Toughness Is The Focus For Gators’ Big Men

If you could look back at last year’s roster and see one hole, it was in the frontcourt. Mostly due to injury Gator big men on the whole didn’t produce they way they, and the coaching staff, hoped for and it often lead to them playing undersized and without the ability to go inside offensively […]

All Three Freshmen Expected To Make An Impact For Florida Gators Basketball

Minutes are going to be tough to come by for the Gators next year. Though the Gators only lost two players that saw the floor to graduation there will be a lot more mouths to feed when it comes to court time. Gorjok Gak and Dontay Bassett, two guys who had injuries last year that […]

Gators Basketball Media Guide Highlights

With Tuesday’s Florida Gators Media day came the official media guide, a whale of a project put together by Gators basketball communications director Denver Parler that included write ups on the coaching staff and players as well as all-time stats, official compliance information, and opponent statistics. With the whole guide being a 188-page monster, I […]

Solving The Backup Point Guard Problem

Depth shouldn’t be a major problem for the Gators this year with multiple frontcourt bodies coming off injuries and the addition of some useful backcourt pieces in Andrew Nembhard, Keyontae Johnson, and Noah Locke. However, the backup point guard position caused the Gators all kinds of problems last season and it’s not an area they […]

’19 Brylee Bartram On Her Commitment To Coach Cam

Coach Cam’s first commitment of the 2019 class, guard Brylee Bartram put recruiting on the right track back in the spring when she decided to join the orange and blue. A flamethrower from behind the arc she uses excellent footwork and intuitive court savvy to read screens, make reads, and punish defenses. One of the […]

Gators May Have To Wait For Scottie Lewis Decision

People waiting for Scottie Lewis news may have to hold on for a few weeks as the word on the street is that he isn’t quite ready to make a call. Florida was feeling optimistic after what was said to be a solid official visit two weekends ago, one that netted the Gators a preferred […]

Alex Klatsky Speaks On His Gators Decision

Coach White has been cruising on the recruiting trail for the 2019 class and added a tremendous piece with Alex Klatsky, a New Jersey product who brings a dangerously consistent jump shot from three and the basketball intelligence to play seamlessly alongside the Gators’ established talent in addition to his 2019 classmates. Though he had […]

Lavender Briggs Talks Gators Commitment

Coach Cam made a big recruiting splash for the women’s team this week with the commitment of 5’11” guard Lavender Briggs. An athletic guard who plays with great intensity Briggs is the 48th ranked player in the 2019 class and is the highest rated recruit Coach Cam has welcomed to Gainesville. With good length and […]

Florida Gators basketball lands 2019 Commitment

Florida just landed another piece in their 2019 recruiting class with the commitment of 2019 shooting guard Alex Klatsky from Team Rio and Ranney High School in New Jersey. Those team names sound familiar? It’s because he’s the teammate of Florida’s top target Scottie Lewis, a player the team has been pursuing since 2016 when […]

Florida Gators Basketball Hosting Trio Of Visits

Extending the winning streak on the gridiron against Kentucky won’t be the only major event going on in Gainesville this weekend as the Gators welcome some key 2019 recruits on official visits. Big man Omar Payne will be there in addition to Scottie Lewis and Lewis’ teammate and best friend Alex Klatsky. Florida has been […]

Florida Basketball Lands First 2019 Commitment

The first domino of the 2019 recruiting class has fallen as Mike White and his staff completed what was one of the longest, most contested, and confusing recruitments of all time finally nailing down point guard Tre Mann. A Gainesville native, you’d think the Gators would have always had the upper hand in keeping him […]

Zed Key Talks Gators Visit

With Florida yet to land a 2019 commitment you might think the coaching staff would be laser focused on that class, but that isn’t their only focus as they are still looking ahead to some key recruits in the 2020 class. Long Island product Zed Key is a name you will be hearing a lot […]

SEC Schedule Walk Through

You might have football on the mind right now with that season only a week away but basketball never sleeps and SEC hoops fans got a treat on Friday with the announcement of the conference basketball schedule. Here is how things look for the Gators: Saturday Jan. 5 South Carolina Wednesday Jan. 9 at Arkansas […]

CJ Walker Names Gators In Final Five

One of the most-followed Gator recruitments of the last few years by eager fans has been the pursuit of Orlando product CJ Walker, a versatile wing who just shaved down his top 12 schools to a neat final five including Florida, Arizona, Miami, LSU, and Oregon. If you have been following Walker from the beginning […]

Gators in Kadin Shedrick’s Final Eight

The Gators made another big time list of final schools when silky smooth big man Kadin Shedrick included Florida amongst Indiana, Louisville, Providence, Virginia, Xavier, Wake Forest, and Wisconsin in his personal Elite Eight. 6’10” and 200 pounds, Shedrick plays the game with an ease and fluidity you don’t often see from a big man. […]

Florida Attempting To Close First ’19 Commitment

The Gators could be closing in on a commitment from one of their long-term priority targets as Omar Payne seems to be as high on Florida as ever. Payne, a 6’9” native of Kissimmee, Florida, has been a steady riser in the recruiting rankings since the Gators first offered him and he is currently 42nd […]

Florida Targets Tre Mann and CJ Walker Soar At Peach Jam

Two of the Gators’ major targets happen to play for the same grassroots basketball program which made it easy to get a look at them as they performed at Nike’s Peach Jam, one of the premier recruiting events of the summer. I’m speaking of point guard Tre Mann and forward CJ Walker, both Florida products […]
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