Some more nuggets from UF’s preseason finale against Georgetown College:
— Florida coach Billy Donovan said he wasn’t as concerned about the number of turnovers (20) the Gators committed against Georgetown as he was when Florida had 19 turnovers in the preseason opener against Florida Tech. “They (Georgetown) were throwing a lot of different defenses at us,” Donovan said. Walk-on point guard Kyle McClanahan committed four of the turnovers. But starting point guard Erving Walker also had four turnovers against the NAIA school, which has to be a concern heading into the regular season.
— Rebounding was another issue. Florida gave up 13 offensive rebounds. Overall, the Gators only outrebounded Georgetown 35-30 despite having a singificant size advantage up front.
— When asked about UF’s rotation off the bench, Donovan went out of his way to single out the play of freshman forward Will Yeguete. “He’s a guy who plays hard and impacts the game without scoring,” Donovan said. “He definitely brings a different intangible to our team.” Yeguete put together another workmanlike effort with six points, three rebounds and a steal in 11 minutes.
— Donovan said freshman Cody Larson playing just the final two minutes against Georgetown College wasn’t indicative of how he had been practicing. “Cody is going to be a terrific player,” Donovan said. “With Scottie (Wilbekin) out, Casey Prather probably played more because he had to play the two (shooting guard). It had more to do with our rotations.”
— Florida finished the preseason shooting 12-for-42 (28.5 percent) from 3-point range. Sophomore guard Kenny Boynton was 8-15 from beyond the arc. The rest of the Gators were 4-for-27. Last season, Florida finished 11th in the Southeastern Conference in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 31.3 percent.