More tidbits from Florida coach Billy Donovan’s speaking engagement in Ocala last week.
— Donovan said his two biggest concerns heading into the season are unrealistic expectations surrounding incoming freshman McDonald’s All American guard Kenny Boynton, and junior center Vernon Macklin, a transfer from Georgetown: “If Vernon was this dominant center, he would still be at Georgetown. Kenny has had tremendous success in high school, but he’s moving up another level.”
— Florida strength and conditioning coach Matt Herring said that sophomore center Kenny Kadji had a good offseason of conditioning. “Vern (Macklin) was pushing him pretty hard,” Herring said. Getting up and down the court in Florida’s up-tempo style was an issue for the 6-foot-10 Kadji last season.
— Congrats to long-time Florida staff member Darren Herz and his wife, Julie. The couple are expecting their first child in mid-February.