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THE INSIDER AUTHORITY ON GATOR SPORTS

  • Orlando guard Dillon Graham grew up a huge Florida fan and today he announced to the public that he had committed to the Gators. “I actually committed last Thursday,” Graham said.”I called the coaches and told them that I wanted to ...

    SG Dillon Graham commits to Florida

Hoops Recruiting

A lanky 6-foot-7 spectator on the sidelines intently watched the CIA Bounce play Dorian’s Pride on July 24 in the AAU Boys Basketball Super Showcase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. New Florida Gators assistant coach John Pelphrey, decked out in his Gators polo, did not move from his spot on the sidelines. ...

Scottie Wilbekin was 14 years old and in the eighth grade the first time Tom Topping saw him work out. One practice and Topping had seen enough. The kid from Gainesville was immediately elevated to the Nike Team Florida 16-and-under squad.“We wanted him to play with our 16-and-under team, which was made up of tenth graders,” Topping said Tuesday night. “That was two full years ahead of where he was but he would have wasted his time playing with kids his own age. The following year, he played again ...