Top 100 players in the 100 years of Gator hoops: 11-20


Published: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11:35 a.m.

Today, we unveil Nos. 11-20 and each day here at Gatorsports.com, we will unveil 10 more with a short Q&A with one of the 10 selections.

No. 20 — Ronnie Williams

Williams is officially listed as Florida’s all-time leading scorer and was the quickest Gator to 1,000 points. He was like a burrowing animal under the basket, somehow popping his head up through a sea of arms to find the basket. He shot 58.5 percent for his career and started 109 straight games. He’s second at UF in double-doubles with 40 and fourth in career rebounds with 954.

No. 19 — Scottie Wilbekin

The point guard went to three straight Elite Eights before carrying the team to the Final Four as a senior. He was the SEC’s player of the year in 2014 and was also the MVP of the SEC Tournament that year. He led Florida twice in both steals and assists and led the SEC in assist/turnover margin in 2013.

No. 18 — Livingston Chatman

The power forward from Lakeland struggled with bad knees but not with scoring from close range. He had 71 double-doubles in his career and was a freshman All-American. He finished his career with 1,341 points and was the MVP of the SEC Tournament in 1989 when he scored 70 points in three games.

No. 17 — Jason Williams

This was a difficult one because Williams played only 20 games for UF, a shooting star that flashed by us so quickly you barely saw him. But those 20 games were incredible. He averaged 17.1 points a game and set the UF record for assists in a game with 17 at Duquesne. We haven’t seen as flashy a player since.

No. 16 — Gary Keller

The big forward was twice an All-SEC player and had a pair of 20-rebound games in his career. Twice he led the Gators in scoring and three times in rebounding. He averaged 14.5 points a game and 11.3 rebounds — fifth best at UF — for his career.

No. 15 — Tony Miller

Miller set the UF record for points in a game with 54 in 1972 and the record still stands. He also has the UF record for a road game with 39 at Auburn. And these were set without a 3-point line. He had 10 games where he scored at least 30 points and averaged 19.6 points for his career. His 26.7 average in ’72 led the SEC.

No. 14 — Bradley Beal

Beal only played one season, but still managed to squeeze in 37 starts. He helped Florida make it to the Elite Eight in 2012 when he was All-SEC. Beal averaged 14.8 points a game and 6.7 rebounds while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. he also added 83 assists and 51 steals in his one season.

No. 13 —Andrew Moten

The third-leading scorer in Florida’s history, Moten helped get Florida to its first Sweet 16. He scored 1,930 points in his career and was a rugged defender who is sixth all-time at UF in steals. Moten was the SEC’s Freshman of the Year in 1983-84. He averaged in double figures for all four of his seasons and had four 30-point games. He is third all-time at UF in 3-point shooting percentage at 44.5 percent.

No. 12 — David Lee

Lee finished his career with 1,436 points and played in the NCAA Tournament in each of his four seasons. He averaged in double figures in each of his last three seasons. When Florida beat Kentucky to win its first SEC Tournament, Lee had 17 rebounds in the title game. He finished his career with 22 double-doubles, 109 blocked shots, 869 rebounds and 155 dunks, the third most in UF history. He averaged a double-double in SEC games as a senior.

No. 11 — Matt Bonner

Bonner is 10th all-time in scoring with 1,570 points. He was all-SEC three times and an honorable mention All-American twice. He shot 50.3 percent from the field for his career. A reserve on Florida’s national finals team in 2000, Bonner blossomed into a perfect combo player who could fight inside (778 career rebounds) and fire from 3 (he shot 47.4 percent from beyond the arc as a senior).

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