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...

Florida to face Cincy in NJ

Florida is putting together another challenging non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season. According to Jon Rothstein of FanRag sports, the Gators will face Cincinnati in the Never Forget Games at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 9 in...

Bilas high on Florida next season

Florida had a breakthrough second season under Mike White in 2016-17, finishing 27-9 and reaching the Elite Eight for the ninth time in program history. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said he expects Florida to maintain that high level...

White thrilled to have Egbunu back

Florida coach Mike White said he didn't know what to expect when John Egbunu called him on May 19, five days before the deadline for underclassmen to keep their names in the NBA draft. "Very much 50-50," White said at...

Florida to open with Stanford at PK80

Florida will begin play in the prestigious PK 80 Invitational Tournament in Portland, Ore., on Thanksgiving Night against a rebuilding Pac 12 program. But the competition will get stiffer throughout the weekend if the Gators advance in the winner's bracket. The...

Former UF assistant McCall settling in at UMass

Former UF assistant coach Matt McCall felt the time was right to make a move his coaching career. After going 48-18 in two seasons at Tennessee-Chattanooga, McCall accepted the head coaching job at UMass on March 29 and is eager...

A look at UF’s top 2018 targets

The April evaluation period offered Florida basketball coaches a chance to get on the road and scout top prospects from the Class of 2018. Florida's Elite Eight run in its second season under Mike White showed that the Gator basketball...

Barry preparing for NBA workouts

After a successful senior season at Florida, Canyon Barry is preparing to make the next step in his professional basketball career. Whether it's playing in the NBA or overseas remains to be seen, but the 6-foot-6 Barry made a strong...

White visits Pitt transfer

After courting Rice transfer Egor Koulechov on Friday and Saturday, Florida coach Mike White hopped on a plane Sunday to visit another grad transfer target-- Pittsburgh forward Cam Johnson. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound Johnson had visits with a number of schools...

Barry off to good start in Portsmouth

Former Gator forward Canyon Barry is making the most of his opportunity at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational, an annual showcase event for seniors entering the NBA draft. The 6-fooot-6 Barry had 20 points and 12 rebounds in his first game...