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Patric Young Signs Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Patric Young signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, as he announced on his Twitter page. Young went undrafted in June after his collegiate career at Florida and landed with the Pelicans in Summer League. Young signed a two-year deal with the Pelicans, according to OnlyGators.com.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida basketball guard DeVon Walker suffers season-ending knee injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida guard DeVon Walker is expected to miss next season because of a knee injury. A junior from Winter Haven, Walker tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Friday. Walker played in 35 games last season, including seven starts, and averaged 2.4 points, 1.2 rebounds and 12.1 minutes. He played behind fellow guards Scottie Wilbekin, Michael...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patric Young Signs Contract With New Orleans Pelicans

Former Florida center Patric Young has signed a contracted with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida's DeVon Walker tears ACL, will miss upcoming season

Billy Donovan will be without many of his key players from last season’s team in 2014-15 with the departure of four seniors. He’ll be without one of his top returning players, too.  Florida junior guard DeVon Walker tore his ACL and will miss the 2014-15 season, sources told Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports.  Florida wing DeVon Walker tore his ACL and is expected to miss the 2014...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida's Chris Walker posts intimidating pic

Okay, Chris Walker, we get it. You’re jacked.  The Florida sophomore forward’s athleticism is well displayed. In mid-June, Walker posted a photo of himself dunking, in which his head appeared to be above the rim.  Walker is back at it with the impressive pictures. The following one is much more intimidating than it is reveling, though.  Walker struggled to see the floor...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scottie Wilbekin can’t see Billy Donovan leaving Florida

In four years at Florida, Scottie Wilbekin may have had his bumps in the road, but the Gators point guard was part of teams that reached three Elite Eights, and this past season made it to the Final Four after running the table in the SEC. The 2014 SEC Player of the Year is hoping his success in college translates to the next level. As he tries to find a spot on a roster, will his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida’s Chris Walker Posts Photo Of Himself Dunking With His Head Above The Rim

College basketball fans – especially those in Florida – were robbed a bit last year when the NCAA dragged its feet regarding Gators freshman Chris Walker’s eligibility. While he was eventually cleared to play, head coach Billy Donovan clearly didn’t feel comfortable giving him a prominent role on an already-successful team, so he played sparingly throughout the conference...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilbekin doesn't think Donovan will leave Florida

Billy Donovan has long been rumored as a potential candidate for NBA jobs. Each offseason, the Florida coach seems to be mentioned on lists filled with possible replacements for fired NBA coaches.  The rumors have again been present this offseason. Donovan, 49, says he’s committed to the Gators but won’t “guarantee” a return to Gainesville for the 2014-15 season.  “I...
Via College Spun
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida planning $45M renovation for O'Connell Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When Amanda Butler talks about the O'Connell Center, her words come from the heart. Butler was a standout basketball player for the Florida women's team and made some very big shots during the 1990s on the O'Dome floor. She later walked the stage for graduation there, served as a Gators assistant there and for the last seven seasons has won a huge...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Florida Raise Its 2014 Final Four Banner To The Rafters At The O’Connell Center

Florida made it to the Final Four this past season, though some would say the team underachieved. The Gators were the No. 1 overall seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, but Billy Donovan’s squad fell in an upset to eventual champion Connecticut in a national semifinal contest, 63-53.  Today, Florida raised its 2014 Final Four banner to the rafters at the O’Connell Center in Gainesville...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Makes No Guarantee He’s Returning To Florida

Florida head basketball coach, Billy Donovan’s name has been linked to several NBA vacancies this year and in season’s past. Although he hasn’t made the leap yet, that doesn’t mean he’s completely ruling it out. When asked at SEC meetings recently, Donovan said he plans on returning to Florida, but will not make any guarantees. ¨I think when you start making guarantees...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan Won’t Guarantee Return To Florida Next Season, Says The NBA Intrigues Him

It’s not time for Florida to start looking for a new men’s basketball coach, but it might be soon. Each offseason, it seems as if Billy Donovan is rumored as a potential candidate for an NBA job. And every year, Donovan blows off the league and returns to Gainesville. The rumors are present once again, only this time, they might hold some serious weight.  Amid NBA interest...
Via College Spun
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan won't guarantee return to Florida

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Billy Donovan won't guarantee he will be back next season. It's not because he doesn't want to make that promise. It's because he doesn't want to break it. Donovan reiterated at the Southeastern Conference's annual spring meetings Tuesday that he's committed to the Gators, but left open the possibility of jumping to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan offers no guarantee on future with Gators

Gators coach Billy Donovan reiterated Tuesday that he fully plans to return to UF next season, despite drawing interest from NBA teams. Donovan also would not fully close the door on moving on to NBA. Last Thursday, Donovan told reporters he had spoken to a couple of teams about their coaching vacancies, but would not offer specifics. At the SEC Spring Meetings, Donovan explained...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After leaving South Florida, center John Debunu transfers to Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Former South Florida center John Egbunu has transferred to Florida, filling a scholarship left open with the departure of forward Damontre Harris. The Gators announced Egbunu's summer enrollment Thursday, saying the 6-foot-10 center will begin attending classes June 30. He will have to sit out the 2014-15 season, after which he will have three years...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Donovan has talked to NBA teams, but is happy at Florida

Florida head coach Billy Donovan has done a fantastic job building the Gators program into one of the most successful college basketball schools in the country. It doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving it behind any time soon. Donovan proclaimed today that while he once again talked to NBA teams about their coaching vacancies, he’s very happy at Florida and will be returning next...
Via College Spun
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Damontre Harris not returning to Florida

Damontre Harris ran out of chances. As first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com, Florida’s 6-foot-10 center is no longer with the team -- a permanent move following multiple disciplinary issues and second chances. UF later confirmed Rothstein’s report, and coach Billy Donovan is likely to speak on the issue Thursday at his post-spring wrap-up press conference. But...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Damontre Harris Not Returning To Florida Gators Basketball Team

Damontre Harris has decided to transfer and will not return to the Florida Gators Men's Basketball team.
Via Gamedayr
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Damontre Harris Will Not Return To Florida Basketball After Season-Long Suspension

After a 2011-12 season in which he was an SEC All-Defensive team player, and the league’s leader in blocks at South Carolina, it was hard to imagine that the 6-foot-10 center Damontre Harris would go two seasons without playing another game. Now, when Harris steps back on the court, it will likely be with his third college team. After sitting out 2012-13 following his transfer...
Via College Spun
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Yeguete Works Finish Line For A Good Cause

Will Yeguete worked Finish Line on Mother's Day for a good cause. Here are photos of the former Florida Gators standout.
Via Gamedayr
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball: Previewing the point guard position

With four seniors graduating, and a brand new starting five set to take over next season, change is certainly on the horizon for Florida basketball. The team’s most effective weapon throughout the 2013-2014 season was undoubtedly their senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin. He averaged 13.1 points per game to go with 3.6 assists per game, good enough to notch SEC player of the year...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Little Rock guard KeVaughn Allen commits to Gators hoops

North Little Rock (Ark.) High basketball coach Johnny Rice said KeVaughn Allen is the "most complete player" he has ever coached which will be music to the ears of Florida Gators fans after the junior committed to Florida on Wednesday night. Allen, a 6-foot-3, 165-pounder who plays shooting guard and point guard and has led North Little Rock to back-to-back Class 7A state...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Basketball: Projected starting five for 2014-15

Replacing a senior leader is a difficult task for any team. The Florida basketball team is currently facing an even tougher dilemma – replacing four. Head coach Billy Donovan has been in a similar situation before, having to replace an entire starting five that won back-to-back national championships in ’06 and ’07. The following two years after they left, the Gators failed...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Horford's brother, Jon, to transfer to Florida

Former Michigan big man has decided to transfer to the University of Florida according to ESPN. The 6-9 Horford announced a couple weeks back that he intended to transfer out of Ann Arbor for his final season of eligibility after averaging 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds last season with the Wolverines. After the Gators lost senior big men Patric Young and Will Yeguete, Horford ...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Basketball: Top impact newcomer for 2014-15 season

Over his illustrious 15-year career as the Florida basketball coach, Billy Donovan has built a system that works year after year. While there are a multitude of factors that go into producing a winning team, perhaps the most essential to the process for Donovan is recruiting. He has a formula that has produced stars not only at the college level but also professionally. After a season...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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