Top 100 players in the 100 years of Gator hoops: 21-30


Published: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 12:04 p.m.

Today, we unveil Nos. 21-30 and each day here at Gatorsports.com, we will unveil 10 more with a short Q&A with one of the 10 selections.

No. 30 — Anthony Roberson

The man they called “Peep” was a first-team All-SEC selection twice and scored 1,505 points in his career, good for 13th on UF’s all-time list. He was also an honorable mention All-American twice and set the UF record for free-throw percentage in 2004-05 at 90 percent. He averaged 15.8 points a game for his career and was runner-up for MVP of the SEC as a junior before declaring for the NBA draft.

No. 29 — Taurean Green

Green was the game manager for consecutive runs to national championships, but he did more than manage the game. He was the Most Valuable Player at the 2006 SEC Tournament and his 184 assists as a sophomore are the fourth most in school history. His 85.6 percentage on career free throws is the second best in UF history.

No. 28 — Patric Young

Billy Donovan often referred to Young as the best post defender in the nation during his senior season. He was a three-time winner of the SEC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. He had 160 blocks for his career, shot 57.7 percent from the field and finished with 1,307 points as he helped Florida reach three Elite Eights and a Final Four in his four seasons.

No. 27 — Stacey Poole

Poole was a prolific scorer despite being sidelined twice with Achilles tears. He is sixth all-time at UF in scoring and scored at least 20 points 33 times in his career. He finished with a 14.5 points per game average and 5.9 rebounds a game.

No. 26 — Chandler Parsons

Parsons hit a pair of buzzer-beaters in 2010 to get Florida back into the NCAA Tourney and turned into the SEC Player of the Year — Florida’s first — as a senior the following year when Florida reached the Elite Eight. He shot 48.2 percent from the 3-point line as a junior and 44.4 percent as a senior. He was an honorable mention All-American as a senior.

No. 25 — Dan Cross

Cross was a first-team All-SEC selection twice and the point guard during Florida’s memorable run to the Final Four in 1994. That year, he averaged 15.7 points and carried the team on his back into the NCAAs as a senior when he averaged 18.0 points a game. He shot 41 percent from 3-point range and 78.3 percent from the free throw line for his career.

No. 24 — Eugene McDowell

His nickname was “The Dunkin’ Machine” and he was one of the most physical players ever at UF. McDowell, from Cross City, has the most double-doubles in UF history with 43 and was a three-time All-SEC selection. He is 11th all-time in scoring at UF and second in career rebounds.

No. 23 — Chip Williams

Williams was a scoring machine at UF, six times going over the 30-point mark. He averaged 20.6 points as a junior, the eighth-best average in school history. He was All-SEC first team in 1974 and shot 51.6 percent from the field for his career. He averaged 16.4 points and 10.2 rebounds a game during his three years at UF.

No. 22 — Lee Humphrey

“Lee from three” became a common phrase for UF announcer Mick Hubert as Humphrey still owns the NCAA Tournament record for 3-pointers made with 47. He made 18 of them in two Final Fours, both won by Florida, and his 46.1 percentile from 3 is the fourth best at UF. Humphrey was also one of the best defensive guards in the Billy Donovan Era.

No. 21 — Dwayne Davis

Davis was a three-time All-SEC selection and nobody in school history had more dunks than Double D, who had 168 from 1988-91. He also had 31 double-doubles during his career, the fourth most at UF, is the all-time leader in field goal percentage making 64.1 percent of his shot attempts. He is fifth all-time at UF in rebounds with 921 and twice led the Gators in both steals and blocked shots.

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