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thought they came up huge tonight. Mike and Pat not far behind.
This post was edited by Donnell 17 months ago
great energy -- awesome dunk vs WCS #SCtop10 and great block on WCS -- a few solid layups
huge in first half that prather took 2 charges in paint and also very effective in press
Awesome to see him play so well, great to see him fill in the WY role and do so well -- kid is earning his minutes no question
Yep gotta give Young some love too.
Prather is coming on strong. The refs were terrible and took Murphy out for quite some time. Prather really stepped up.
A win against Kentucky feels real good right now.
Mark Wise said that the Gators were +10 when Prather was on the floor and playing the 4. That's some pretty good production and if he can continue that going forward the loss of Yeguete may be a non-factor.
Ohhh let's doooo it
ooorrrannngeeee and bluuueee it
I think Yeguete is better at the 4 but I didnt think there would be a huge drop in production with Prather. Glad to see him stepping up.
This post was edited by Jonas 17 months ago
We may not have very many players, but the ones we do are legit!
Winningest Program in College Football since 1990!
cray how thin we are.....HUGE for PY and Murph to stay out of foul trouble....had prather / Frazier guarding WCS at times when sUK went w/ both 7 fters ....SW battled Proythress well --
still amazed at how uninterested AP seems in playing for sUK
love how the "genius" calimari being exposed as a fraud -- nothing but a NBA feeder who cant win unless he has a top 5 pick PG and 3 other NBA 1st rders
Yes I agree but the way Prather played tonight, and he has done it before just not consistently, the injury will not derail the Gators season like some were guessing it might.
My vote goes to PY. Prather Murph and Rosario all came up big but Pat dominated two 7 footers.
My vote goes to PY.
yeah Patric had a real good game, dominated teh paint
He was terrific tonight. In some ways, the key player for us. If he doesn't show up and play like this, the game is a nail biter that goes down to the last shot.
Other players could be replaced, but there was nobody behind him, and he played great.
This post was edited by Gotham Gator 17 months ago
Billy the Kid, age 48,
5 SEC Championships,
2 National Championships...
Last year just played UK's top NBA draft pick shot blockereven in three games. This game he dominated a different UK top NBA draft pick shot blocker. But somehow Young will not be an NBA first round pick and even UF fans often give him little credit.
we've been hearing how great CP is in practice and never see it in games...i'm glad he stuck around and is starting to put it together...he was dominant today...hopefully he keeps the high energy...and when we get WY back...we will be phenomenal
He will go in the first round IMO. He'll kill the workouts/interviews and move up.
This post was edited by gatorphi 17 months ago
watching live my MVP was PY. He scored rebounded and defended at the highest level and controlled the paint all game long, which was huge against a team of UK guards looking to attack basket and 2 legit 7' bigs
Wilbekin came on strong, but he had a pretty shaky start if you ask me.
He has to be more authoritative when he takes the ball in the lane. He is still a little unsure of himself in that area, but I like that I saw improvement as the game went on.
He had somewhat of the same problem against Arkansas early in that game. Teams are treating him like the least of our threats and giving him more room to operate. It's up to him to take adavantage.
He continues to grow and I really do like that he became more sure of himself.
Really? I thought Scottie was phenomenal basically all night. He was beating his man off the dribble and making the offense run the entire game. Plus he might be the best perimeter defender we have ever had under Billy.
I agree totally. He was the best guy out there tonight, but I figured he was going to come up big. Prather was a little more unexpected.
He was definitely beating his man off the dribble all night, from the get go.
I might be coming off too hard on him, but he had at least three possessions early on where he beat his man but then turned it over in the paint or led to a bad shot. It was reminding me of the Arkansas game for short time. Again, probably just beeing too had on him. He certainly started finishing very strong, later in the first half and all through the second.
He's not on Brewer's level.
One thing that gets glossed over is UF's lack of FT attempts.
They're last in the league. So I feel where Mercenary's coming from.
But, it's not just SW. Guys have to help themselves out, and get the ball inside more, while also attacking the rim.
UF has guys that can penetrate. They will be needed, in the tourney season, when gms are normally played closer.
PY was a beast last night. If he plays like that for the rest of the season he will be in the lottery and we will win a title. Book it.
We are beating defenses off the dribble and making great passes around the perimeter, but it's the finish in the paint that is lacking to me.
It feels like I'm nitpicking right now, but it's the weakest part of our game currently. Always looking to kick back outside for the 3, which we have been great at. But it's either a kick out, try a reverse lay-in if on the baseline, or fade away or floater if in the lane. We are not drawing contact.
Casey Prather is bringing an attack and I agree with him being the difference maker in this game.
I definitely love the unselfishness that this team plays with.
But, at the same time, drawing fouls and getting on the line, can really help UF get over some of those scoreless stretches.
I just hope Prather can stay healthy. The team will definitely need him in March.
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