Egbunu named to Adbul-Jabar Watch List

Florida senior center John Egbunu was named as one of 20 players to the Kareem Abdul-Jabar list on Friday, an award given to college basketball's top center. Egbunu averaged 7.8 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds last season before his...

Florida ranked 7th in coaches poll

Based on last season's Elite Eight run, Florida is coming into the 2017-18 as a top 10 ranked team in one poll. The Gators were ranked seventh in the initial USA Today preseason top 25 coaches basketball poll released in...

Top recruit visit canceled due to arrest

Top 2018 basketball recruit Emmitt Williams' official visit to Florida this weekend has been canceled, according to a source. Williams, a five-star power forward/center prospect from Oak Ridge High in Orlando, was arrested early Wednesday morning on charges of sexual...

Allen named to Jerry West watch list

Florida junior guard KeVaughn Allen was one of 20 players named the Jerry West Award Watch list on Tuesday. The award, named after the former West Virginia and Los Angeles Lakers standout, is given to the best college basketball shooting...

Freshman G Ballard making early impression

Through the first week of practices, Florida basketball coach Mike White has been pleased with what he’s seen offensively. The ball is moving from player to player. Shots are falling. “We’ve got a pretty good overall passing team,” White said. “To...

CTE concerns steered UF’s Stokes to basketball

    Florida freshman center Isaiah Stokes is happy to be part of the Gator basketball program. Three years ago, the 6-foot-8, 270-pound Stokes was a 300-pound plus offensive tackle prospect from Memphis with a football scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn and...

Notebook: White cautious when it comes to recruiting

From his days as a point guard at Ole Miss from 1995-99, Florida coach Mike White has spent three decades in college basketball. The third-year UF coach admitted that news of last week’s FBI probe into college basketball was “sobering.”...

Big-shot Chiozza preparing to lead Gators

Florida senior point guard Chris Chiozza said he still gets asked once a day about THE shot. Chiozza’s national identity, to this point, is attached to his one shining moment in the NCAA Tournament. His running 3-pointer last March that...

Florida lands PG commitment for 2018

Florida secured a commitment from one of the top passing point guards in the Class of 2018 on Monday. Andrew Nembhard, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound Canadian point guard from Aurora, Ontario, made a verbal pledge to the Gators. ESPN.com rated Nembhard...

Time for college basketball to clean up mess

An NBA scout relayed this story to me seven years ago. A potential NBA lottery pick was at the 2008 NBA combine, a freshman who had declared early for the draft. NBA super agent David Falk, best known for...

SEC commissioner Sankey issues statement on FBI cbk probe

  SEC commissioner Greg Sankey released an official statement on Wednesday regarding federal charges leveled by the FBI involving fraud and corruption among college assistant basketball coaches, shoe companies and schools. “The allegations announced by federal authorities on Tuesday are disturbing...

Blue Ribbon ranks Florida 8th in Top 25

Blue Ribbon Magazine released its preseason college basketball Top 25 on Tuesday, and the Gators are highly thought of going into the 2017-18 season. The Gators were ranked eighth in the country by the comprehensive magazine that previews all 351...

Another top PG prospect visiting UF

Andrew Nembhard, rated a five-star prospect by Rivals.com, will make his official visit to UF's campus on Oct. 13-15

Florida to get national exposure in SEC play

The SEC announced its television and tip times for the 2017-18 basketball season. Coming off its fifth Elite Eight appearance in the last seven years, Florida will get plenty of national exposure. Of UF's 18 conference games, four will air on...

Dotson visiting UF this weekend

Four-star 2018 point guard Devon Dotson has rescheduled his official visit to Florida for this weekend when the Gators host Tennessee in football. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Dotson, from Providence Day School in Charlotte, N.C., was originally supposed to visit UF...

Florida-Stanford to tip late Thanksgiving night

Fans will need to stay up a little later on Thanksgiving night to catch Florida's opening game against Stanford in the PK80 Tournament in Portland, Ore. The Florida-Stanford game will tip at 10 p.m. ET and air on ESPN2. The...

Florida-Baylor to tip at noon

  Times and television assignments for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge were set on Wednesday. The Florida-Baylor matchup on Jan. 27 should get the full day of conference matchups off to an interesting start. The game will start at noon at Exactech...

Florida announces start times for opener, FSU

Florida announced the start times of two of its non-conference games Tuesday. UF's season-opener against Gardner-Webb at Exactech Arena on Nov. 13 will tip off at 7 p.m. and air on ESPNU. In addition, Florida announced its home game against...

Gak, Koulechov finish strong at World University Games

  Florida graduate transfer forward Egor Koulechov and sophomore center Gorjok Gak both finished off with strong showings at the World University Games in Taiwan. The 6-foot-5 Koulechov averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 rebounds over eight games, helping lead Team Israel...

Koulechov, Gak shine at World University Games

Florida sophomore center Gorjok Gak and grad transfer forward Egor Koulechov both had strong showings at the World University Games in Taiwan this week. Gak, playing for Team Australia, had 16 points and 7 rebounds in 24 minutes on Wednesday...