Gator Hoops Talks About Upcoming Season

The defending National Champion Men’s Basketball team got an early start to their season in Canada. Today they met with the media to discuss their upcoming season and defending the National Championship.

Coach Billy Donovan:

“I think with the trip to Canada, we got a little bit earlier of a start than most. I think coming out of that trip, the level of competition was not great where we were able to get tested much as a basketball team. The thing I thought was good is that we got an opportunity to really give our freshman a lot of experience and a lot of playing time in both of those games. As I mentioned going in to that trip, it was the fact of getting us all back together again, because it had been quite some time since April that we were able to get together collectively as a group with coaches and players working together. The trip was definitely beneficial for our team.

“Really, the last month or so has been dedicated strictly to those guys lifting weights, trying to get better and get in better shape, and then doing some individual workouts and some team workouts. For me, personally, I have been on the road quite a bit. This has been a big recruiting period for us that finished up last Thursday. So, we will be good here on Friday to really get started, focus on the season and get focused on our first basketball game.”