Posted February 27, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Billy Donovan
TEAMS: Florida Gators
He isn’t your normal superstar basketball prospect in many ways. He’s humble, sincere, spiritual, but he’s also versatile on the court. His style of play is something that fits Billy Donovan and the Florida Gator style to a tee. Payton Dastrup is a 6-10, 230 pound nationally fifth ranked center and he got to see Florida basketball first-hand this past weekend.

Donovan Expecting Healthier Team

Certainly Florida has had its reasons for not exactly bringing their A-game to the opponent in the last two road contests. The Gators stand at 22-5 on the year, but have lost two out of the last three and both on the road. More than anything, Billy Donovan has been missing a full complement of his roster. That seems to be changing for the better.

Video: Florida's Casey Prather leaves game with gash on head

Florida's trip to Knoxville on Tuesday was a rather painful one.Billy Donovan's Gators fell to the Volunteers by a score of 64-58 and dropped to 1-7 in their last eight road games at Thompson-Boling Arena.However, no Florida player felt the sting of this loss more than Casey Prather, who was forced to leave the game with just under three minutes to go after suffering a head...

Urban Meyer talks about Tim Tebow: ‘I think he going to win a Super Bowl’

Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer still believes his star player, Tim Tebow, can be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

Florida Gators are frontrunners for 2013 ESPN Watch List DT Dontavius Russell

Dontavius Russell, a star 2014 defensive tackle recruit, visited Gainesville over the weekend and really liked what he saw out of the Florida Gators football program.

February recap at UF

With 29 signees, the Florida Gators put the finishing touches on a huge - and talented - class in 2013. Bob Redman of Fightin' Gators recaps the headlines in February at UF, including who to keep an eye on this fall.

Florida falls in Knoxville

The Gators made the trip to Knoxville undermanned. With a six-man rotation and a couple other inexperienced freshmen off the bench, Tuesday was already set as a challenge for No. 8 Florida. The two freshmen totaled 10 minutes while the Gators elected to go mostly with a six-man rotation. Three players were on the court for over 35 minutes as the Gators lost 64-58 to Tennessee.

Yeguete, Frazier cleared to return for Florida

Florida coach Billy Donovan is cautiously optimistic about his team's health. Forward Will Yeguete and guard Michael Frazier II were cleared to practice and play Thursday, giving Donovan a full complement of players heading into Saturday's game against Alabama. It's the first time in three weeks the eighth-ranked Gators (22-5, 12-3 Southeastern Conference) have been...

Gators' Frazier, Yeguete could be back soon

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) --No. 8 Florida has been through this before -- all year really. The Gators will be without two key backups at Tennessee on Tuesday night, the latest injuries woes for coach Billy Donovan's team. Guard Michael Frazier II (concussion) and forward Will Yeguete (knee) will miss the game, but could be back Saturday against Alabama. Frazier sustained a concussion...
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