Painter commits to Gators


Florida has received an oral commitment from 6-9, 195-pound power forward DeShawn Painter, the Sun has learned.

Painter, the fourth ranked power forward in the 2009 Class according to, committed to UF following a weekend visit to campus. He attends Hargrave Military Academy, the same school that produced UF sophomore center Marreese Speights and incoming UF forward Vernon Macklin, a transfer from Georgetown.