Patric Young's first three seasons at Florida ended one victory shy of the Final Four. He'll take another shot at getting there.
Young announced Monday that he's staying in school for one more year, a decision that should make the Gators one of the favorites in the Southeastern Conference.
Young's choice was no big surprise since he has talked for weeks about wanting to get his degree. But he had been projected as a second-round pick in this summer's 2013 NBA draft, causing some speculation that he might turn pro.
But Young said he wants to finish out his college career, which has ended in the regional finals in each of his three seasons.
''I have the chance to finish my degree and play another season for coach (Billy) Donovan with great teammates and friends at a place I love,'' Young said in a statement. ''These first three years have gone by in a flash, and I can't believe it is my senior year already. I have gotten better as a player and better as a man at the University of ...