Calathes practices


Florida held its first official practice Friday night and welcomed back a key contributor.

Sophomore guard Nick Calathes practiced after sitting out of individual drills the past five weeks with a strained groin/hip flexor.

Overall Florida coach Billy Donovan was pleased with the effort and intensity of the workout.

“We pushed them and the guys worked really hard,” Donovan said.

Florida will play its first exhibition game Nov. 3 against Warner Southern and will open the regular season Nov. 14 at home against Toledo.