SEC notebook: Best backcourt tandem found in Gainesville

  While Florida guard KeVaughn Allen earned All-SEC first team honors, fellow Florida guard Chris Chiozza did not make either the first or second team. But there is thought that together, Allen and Chiozza will form the best backcourt tandem...

Video: KeVaughn Allen at SEC Media Day

Reporter Kevin Brockway interviews All-SEC Florida guard KeVaughn Allen at SEC Media Day in Nashville, Tennessee.

Video: Chris Chiozza at SEC Media Day

Florida guard Chris Chiozza talks with reporters during SEC Media Day in Nashville, Tennessee.

Video: Coach White at SEC Media Day

UF basketball coach Mike White talks about UF's No. 2 ranking in the SEC and the secret to sustained success.

Florida picked second in preseason SEC poll

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Florida ended up in a familiar spot in the SEC preseason men's basketball poll Wednesday. The Gators were picked to finish second behind Kentucky, while junior guard KeVaughn Allen earned preseason All-SEC first team honors. Florida was picked...

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...

Former Gators to make $110 million in NBA

Florida has eight former players on NBA opening day rosters and a ninth (rookie forward Devin Robinson) who is out with a foot injury on a two-way contract with the Washington Wizards. The nine former Gator players include a number...

Gators in The NBA: Lee still unsigned

David Lee is still looking for an NBA team to sign him after declining a $2.3 million player option this summer to rejoin the San Antonio Spurs and became an unrestricted free agent. Lee turned 34 years old last April. Al...

Gators in the NBA: Wall, Beal eye 50 wins, East finals

WASHINGTON — John Wall is a perennial All-Star. Backcourt mate Bradley Beal might finally get that sort of recognition this season.What both of the Washington Wizards' starting guards in their 20s would really love to do is, at long...

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...

Hudson’s goal: Get more defensive for Gators

Florida junior guard Jalen Hudson, a Virginia Tech transfer, is out to prove he can contribute on both ends of the floor for the Gators

Foley named to NCAA basketball commission

Florida athletic director emeritus Jeremy Foley has been named one of 14 members to the NCAA Commission on College Basketball. The commission, formed by the NCAA Board of Governors, is being charged to explore reforms in the sport in the...

Offense crisp in first UF basketball practice

Florida made it through its first men’s basketball practice of the season looking crisp offensively. One of the highlights during the 30-minute open session of practice Thursday came when Florida senior point guard Chris Chiozza made a running, left-handed 3-pointer...

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...

First-year UF women’s coach Newbauer developing new culture

Florida women's basketball team still in get-to-know phase

Dooley: White-hot forecast for UF basketball this season

Things are different now for Mike White. His family is settled into the home at Haile Plantation with renovations complete and he’s finally got the right pictures on the walls of the offices at the Gator practice facility. “I guess we...

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...

Gators add 2nd commitment for ’18 class

Coach Mike White riding strong recruiting momentum.

Video: Kevarrius Hayes

A short video with Kevarrius Hayes at UF's Basketball Media Day.