Top 100 players in the 100 years of Gator hoops: 31-40


Published: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Today, we unveil Nos. 31-40 and each day here at Gatorsports.com, we will unveil 10 more with a short Q&A with one of the 10 selections.

No. 40 — Dorian Finney-Smith

The transfer was the SEC’s sixth man of the year on Florida’s 2014 Final Four team when he averaged 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds a game off the bench. He is averaging 14.9 points a game this year and 13.1 last year.

No. 39 — Brent Wright

Wright was a do-it-all power forward for the Florida team that reached the national title game in 2000. Despite a foot injury, Wright had 82 starts in his career. He made 47.4 percent of his field goals and finished his career with 168 assists and 125 steals.

No. 38 — Kenny Boynton

Boynton had a lot of moving parts in his shot, but when he got it going he was electric. Boynton made the four-point play a normal thing for the Gators and was a three-time All-SEC honoree. He is second all-time in scoring at Florida and averaged in double figures all four seasons.

No. 37 — Craig Brown

One of the best 3-point shooters in the clutch, Brown made 40.9 percent of his shots from beyond the arc. He also made 76.6 percent of his free throws and led Florida to its first Final Four in 1994. Coach Lon Kruger’s first Gator signee, Brown had 78 games in double figures.

No. 36 — Dametri Hill

Hill was the center in Florida’s first Final Four team and finished his career 22nd all-time in scoring with 1,376 points. He was nicknamed “Da Meat Hook” and averaged 17.6 points a game as a senior and had 12 double-doubles in his career.

No. 35 — Joe Hobbs

Hobbs was an All-American in 1958 and a two-time All-SEC selection. He averaged 23.9 points a game as a senior and 19.6 for his career at UF. His best game was a 41-point performance against Georgia, tied for the third best scoring game in Florida history

No. 34 — Nick Calathes

A wizard with the ball in his hands, Calathes played only two seasons before turning pro. He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2009 and averaged 16.3 points a game for his career with 452 assists.

No. 33 — Andrew DeClercq

DeClercq found his way onto All-SEC teams in all four of his seasons at Florida. He was named Florida’s legend of the SEC in 2012. He had 23 double-doubles and averaged 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds a game for his career. In Florida’s 1994 Final Four season, he had 20 rebounds in a game vs. Kentucky.

No. 32 — Bob Emrick

Emrick was a two-time All-SEC performer who played from 1953-57. He averaged 17.0 points a game during his career and finished with 1,544 points. He also averaged 9.5 rebounds during his career.

No. 31 — Erik Murphy

The ultimate pick-and-pop player for Billy Donovan, Murphy made 43.5 percent of his 3-point attempts for his career. He was selected to the SEC All-Tournament team as a junior and a senior and finished with 1,052 points for his career.

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