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...
Read the rest here: Jitoboh gets 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...
Read the rest here: Jalen Carey picks up an offer from the Florida Gators
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...
Read the rest here: Dotson enjoys his Florida Gators basketball visit
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...
Read the rest here: Devoe picks up an offer from the Florida Gators
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...
Read the rest here: Florida Gators hoops sitting at the top for Boyce
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...
Read the rest here: Catching up with Florida Gators basketball commit Okauru
GatorCountry brings you a new podcast as we're joined by Zach Hughes who helps us recap the Florida Gators basketball team's Sweet 16 berth, plus preview the game against Wisconsin.
Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre ask Hughes what it's going to take for the Gators to beat Wisconsin and also how the Gators big men are playing lately.
Andrew and Nick also recap the Florida Gators football team's latest practices, plus how the diamond sports did this past weekend on the road.
Andrew: What’s up, Gator Country? Your man, Andrew...
Read the rest here: Sweet 16 preview and more for the Florida Gators: Podcast
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...
Read the rest here: Getting to know Virginia: Florida Gators basketball
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...
Read the rest here: Getting to know the Florida Gators opponent: East Tennessee State