Kasey Hill - The Big ZERO

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  1. GothamGator
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    Mr. Hill has chosen 0 as his uniform number. Eli Carter one ups him with the number 1.
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    I always like when a player chooses zero. What I want to know is whether or not 0 and 1 will be sharing the court this year in games.

    Sadly (for me), I have been a big basketball fan for years, even played in HS, and I JUST this year realized that only digits 0-5 are allowed on a jersey.
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    We're on short supply of refs with ten digits on each hand.
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    Zero, as in turnovers! ;)
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    ??? Is that a UF thing? John Havlicek (Celtics - 17) immediately jumped into my mind.

    Never mind; looks like it's a college thing...
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    I was hoping hill would be #1 since I already have a shirt with that number on it...
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    I didn't realize this either, but your explanation has the "Ring of Truth" to it.
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    To be entirely truthful I've just assumed that was the reason for the rule. I was just trying to inject a little humor with my comment. :)
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    I had actually heard that explanation many years ago, I think when I was in youth basketball, but had forgotten.

    Look at his fingers
    One, two, three
    How many fingers do I see?
    One, two, three, four, five, six, seven
    Eight, nine, ten, he has eleven!
    Eleven! That is something new
    I wish I had eleven too

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    What other Gator players have worn zero?
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    Didn't Brent Wright wear 00?
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    Yes, Wright was 00, but I don't remember any players wearing the single 0.
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    Neither can I.
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    Its an NCAA rule. LeBron wears number 6. Jason Collins wore number 98 last season.
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    HS rule in most states as well.

    And yes, it's for officials to call fouls into to scorer's table without audio and with minimal confusion.

    I'm a recovering basketball official.
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    Jonathan Mitchell
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    From a very weak memory, seems like Ronnie Montgomery wore 0. Could be wrong...
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    Hmm. He was 23 at some point as well right?
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    yup
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    Ronnie Montgomery and Richard Glasper were both 00.

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