Gators restructure amidst lofty predictions

Send to KindleThe reputation of the Florida Gators basketball program has never been better. It’s a fact that coach Billy Donovan lost maybe more production than any other coach in college basketball as Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather, and Will Yeguete graduated and took 57.9 percent of the Gators’ points and 51 percent of their rebounding with them from a year...
Via College Chalktalk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Suns sign Barron, Jackson, Prather, Wilson

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns signed center Earl Barron and rookies Joe Jackson, Casey Prather and Jamil Wilson on Friday, giving them 18 players on the roster. The 33-year-old Barron played 12 games for the Suns in 2010-11 and last appeared in the NBA with New York in 2012-13. He has averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 124 games in seven seasons with Miami, New York, Phoenix...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Alex’s Decision

As you may well know at this point, Alex Poythress has decided to return to college for his Junior season. Last year Alex took a step back in production from his Freshmen season, but in terms of improvement, showed even more flashes of consistently playing hard as well the aggression that he needs to put on full display in order to become an elite prospect. To me, Alex is a lot like...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida players destroy students in open gym session

Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Casey Prather and Kasey Hill of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team, decided it would be a grand idea to play against some of there fellow college peers. The outcome was not pretty as the Gators squad made their fellow college students into a Vine highlight tape. Check it out: H/T: TheBigLead The post WATCH: Florida Gators men’s basketball...
Via Pass The Pill
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball Destroys Southwest In Pickup Game

Florida basketball players Chris Walker, Scottie Wilbekin, Kasey Hill and Casey Prather destroyed Southwest Rec in a game of pickup.
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida TV station recreates Gator highlight to beat rules

Broadcast rules prohibit non-CBS stations around the country from showing March Madness highlights until the day after the game, so ABC affiliate WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Fla., had to put on their thinking caps after the Florida Gators defeated the Dayton Flyers in Saturday’s Elite Eight matchup. The local station could have taken the traditional route and just showed still images...
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Gators stifle Pitt to reach Sweet 16

Falling out of bounds after a steal, Scottie Wilbekin managed to set up Casey Prather on a run-out, who with a Pitt defender trailing him, fed Patric Young for an alley-oop. It was among a few moments of spectacular offense for Florida, the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed, as it dumped ninth-seeded Pitt 55-45. But like every bit of a win that pushed the Gators into the Sweet...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Casey Prather: “We Can’t Play Another Game Like That”

Everyone knows the old sports adage; a win is a win and there’s no such thing as a bad win. But don’t tell that to the Florida senior forward Casey Prather. The team’s leading scorer isn’t happy with the 1-seeded Gators’ 67-55 victory over the 16-seed Albany Great Danes. The score was much closer (tied at 39-39 at one point in the second half) than most anticipated for...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What time does Florida play Albany in NCAA Tournament?

What time does Florida play Albany in NCAA Tournament? March 20, 2014 4:10 PM on TBS Amway Center, Orlando, Florida The Florida Gators had an impressive 32-2 record this season and finished first in the SEC. They were led in scoring by forward Casey Prather, who averaged 14.3 PPG and 5 RPG. On the other […]
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Featured On Sports Illustrated March Madness Cover

The Florida Gators are one of six teams to receive a March Madness cover from Sports Illustrated. Casey Prather and a slew of Rowdy Reptiles represent the Orange and Blue.
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Prather headlines the SEC tournament preview

After down years in 2012 and 2013, SEC basketball was expected by many to have a bounce-back season in 2014. Kentucky was bringing in an all-world recruiting class, and began the season ranked #1 nationally. Florida returned most of its key players from 2013′s Elite Eight team, and would be starting four seniors. Tennessee and LSU had experienced rosters sprinkled with some impressive...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Prather has come a long way

It is talked about in every television broadcast of Gators basketball games this season, but the metamorphosis of Casey Prather as a senior from his previous three years on campus is pretty amazing. Prather went from a timid and relatively weak forward as a freshman to a frustrated sophomore and junior, to a senior that his teammates can count on at any moment in a game.
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Power Rankings: Who Ends Up as a #1 Seed?

Casey Prather/nydailynews.comThe final installment of the College Hoops Digest Power Rankings also brings into account the one-seed and two-seed lines as the NCAA Tournament looms. The top eight will fill out the first two lines with the 9th and 10th teams in the rankings as those just missing out of the two-slot.Standing at the top is the team that stands alone in each ranking in...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament: Battle for the Top Seeds

Casey Prather has the Florida Gators thinking they could be one of the top four No. 1 seeds come Selection Sunday (via mcgowanmania) As the NCAA tournament’s Selection Sunday rounds the corner and many teams finishing up their season, fans are ready to see where their team will be placed in the brackets. The biggest question: who will be the top four seeds? This season, there have...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida 79, Louisiana State 61

Dorian Finney-Smith finished with 16 points and Casey Prather scored 12 of his 14 in the second half as the host Gators pulled away for their 21st consecutive win. Prather, who was 4-for-15 from the floor in his previous two games, went 6-of-7 in this one to spur a 57.4-percent showing for Florida (27-2, 16-0 SEC), which established a school record for wins in the regular season...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 1 Gators reel off 21st straight win by thumping LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, and top-ranked Florida used a season-high 13 3-pointers to overwhelm LSU 79-61 Saturday and extend its school-record winning streak to 21 games. Casey Prather and Michael Frazier II added 14 points apiece for the Gators, who also won their 31st straight at home. This one was never in doubt. Florida (27-2, 16-0 Southeastern...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

March Madness Betting sees Florida move to top of odds to win NCAA Tournament

The Florida Gators' last loss came back on December 2 against the Connecticut Huskies. The Gators followed that loss up with solid wins over Kansas and Memphis that began their current 20-game winning streak. With seniors Casey Prather and Scottie Wilbekin leading a talented young team, Florida looks to have the right combination of experience and talent to make a deep run this...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators move up to No. 2 in AP Top 25

Florida has moved up to second in the AP college basketball poll released Monday. The Gators (23-2), who won at Kentucky on Saturday, moved up from third and received a first-place vote. Senior forward Casey Prather scored 24 points on 8-for-9 shooting to lead Florida to a 69-59 victory at Rupp Hall. Senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, a contender for Southeastern Player of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Florida’s Strength & Conditioning Staff Needs A Raise

The Florida Gators are arguably the hottest team in college basketball right now and, many would argue, are a legitimate threat to win the national championship in early April. Part of the reason for the team’s consistent success has been its conditioning. Last night, ESPN showed before/after photos for three of UF’s players – and it looks like what you’d see on one of those...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Prather named to Naismath Midseason Top 30

Florida senior Casey Prather was selected to the midseason top 30 list for the Naismath Men’s Player of the Year trophy, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Thursday.
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators win again, but now comes the hard part: Tenn., Ky.

How good is fourth-ranked Florida? We find out now. “I guess so,” said Gators senior forward Casey Prather, who bounced back from an ankle injury to score 15 points in a 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday. In the morning, Coach Billy Donovan didn’t think Prather would be able to play. Florida (21-2 overall, 10-0 in SEC play) won its 29th straight at home that includes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Prather almost sat on Saturday

Florida forward Casey Prather was in and out of practice on Friday, but coach Billy Donovan always expected his leading scorer on the court against Alabama. That changed when the team got together on Saturday morning, and suddenly, Prather’s status was in doubt. Donovan didn’t want him on the court unless he could play with confidence that his sprained ankle was back to normal.
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Prather bounces back with big game to help Gators beat Alabama

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Billy Donovan saw enough warning signs to be concerned. In the No. 3-ranked Gators previous two games, leading scorer Casey Prather scored 12 points combined, or nearly four points below his season average (15.7) entering Saturday's game against Alabama. So when Donovan arrived at the O'Connell Center on Saturday morning for Florida's shootaround...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Prather's 16 points power No. 3 Gators to 62-51 win at Mississippi State

Senior forward Casey Prather scored 16 points, lifting No. 3 Florida to a 62-51 win over Mississippi State on Thursday night in Starkville, Miss. Florida (18-2, 7-0 SEC) won its 12th straight game, continuing its longest in-season winning streak since running off 17 victories in a row to start the 2005-06 season. Senior center Patric Young added 12 points and eight rebounds, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 3 Florida beats Mississippi St 62-51

Casey Prather scored 16 points, Patric Young added 12 and No. 3 Florida beat Mississippi State 62-51 Thursday night for its 12th straight win. The Gators (18-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) had a slow start on offense, but made up for it with suffocating defense. It was the 12th time this season Florida held an opponent to 60 points or fewer. Florida's Michael Frazier II had...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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