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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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...

Florida remains in mix for Emmitt Williams

Top 2018 power forward prospect Emmitt Williams narrowed his college choices down to seven schools on Tuesday. Florida is on the list, along with Miami, Duke, Kansas, Oregon, LSU and USC. Williams, a Lehigh Acres native, is transferring from IMG Academy...

Boyce to visit UF

Four-star 2018 wing prospect Ryan Boyce announced on his Twitter account Monday that he plans to take an official visit to Florida the weekend of Oct. 14. At 6-foot-3 and 189 pounds, Boyce, from Germantown, Tenn., is rated as the...

Barry signs to play in Finland

After not latching on to an NBA team, former Florida forward Canyon Barry will continue his pro basketball career overseas. Barry announced on his Instagram account that he's signed to play for the Vilpas Vikings in based in Salo, Finland. ...

With Little off board, what’s next for Gators

Last week, four-star 2018 forward recruit Nassir Little announced his final five schools. Florida wasn't on the list, which was met by disappointment by some in Gator Nation, considering the time and effort that Florida coach Mike White and his...

New O’Dome fuels attendance increase

The NCAA released its annual Division I men's basketball attendance report on Tuesday, and the new-look Exactech Arena/O'Connell Center resulted in a significant attendance boost for the Gators during the 2016-17 season. The Gators averaged 10,690 fans in 10 home...

Cross giving back to the game

Former Gator guard Dan Cross was known for his steady play in the backcourt during UF's run to its first Final Four in school history in 1994. After a successful pro basketball career overseas, Cross has found a second act...

Jones excited about move to Wichita

Former Florida assistant coach Donnie Jones had a decision to make last April-- stay in Orlando and remain an NBA scout, or move back to the college coaching sidelines. Jones chose the later, accepting an offer to become an assistant...

NCAA Selection Committee to put greater emphasis on road wins

A day after Florida unveiled a non-conference schedule with no true road games, the NCAA Men's Basketball Selection Committee announced it is altering its definition of a quality win, putting greater emphasis on road and neutral court games. According to...

D-Robb makes D impact in summer debut

Former Florida forward Devin Robinson didn't put up gaudy offensive numbers in his summer league debut with the Washington Wizards. But the 6-foot-8 Robinson showed he could fill a role on the defensive end of the floor. Robinson finished with...

From historic draft night, Gators have stood test of time

Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe close to 10 years ago, on June 28, 2007 to be exact, I was at the Wamu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, reporting on what would become...

Marshall coach high on UF F Chase Johnson

Marshall coach Dan D'Antoni did his best to try to keep standout West Virginia forward recruit Chase Johnson within his state's borders. Instead, the 6-foot-8, 205-pound Johnson chose to play at Florida, where he will enroll as an incoming freshman...