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Discussion: Florida's all-time best Power Forwards

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by OklahomaGator, Jun 10, 2021 at 8:04 AM.

  1. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    Discuss the best power forwards in Florida's history.

    Here are the players who were mentioned in this thread:

    Al Horford
    Greg Stolt
    David Lee
    Ronnie Williams
    Eugene McDowell
    Colin Castleton
    Matt Bonner
    Joe Lawrence
     
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  2. philnotfil

    philnotfil GC Hall of Fame

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    Was Noah or Horford the power forward? They are 1 and 2 depending on what position they officially got listed at. But David Lee was the truth and Haslem was an absolute beast.

    Shout out to Andrew DeClerq for my single favorite Gator basketball play when he ran full court to block a layup against BC in the 94 tournament. Everyone else saw that they couldn't catch up with a guy who was already ahead of them and moving full speed in the other direction. DeClerq didn't know it couldn't be done, so he did it.
     
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  3. GatorPlanet

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    Joakim. The guy wasn't a polished player on offense, but he was a game-changer every time he stepped onto the floor.
     
  4. wa_gatorfan

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    Greg Stolt. First stretchy big guy I can remember for Florida and part of the revolution with Coach Donovan.

    but Joakim was the catalyst for the two greatest teams in school history


    David Lee??

    and of course my dude Declercq
     
  5. buckeyegator

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    ronnie williams, eugene mcdowell
     
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  6. wa_gatorfan

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    ooo Ronnie Williams is a good one
     
  7. OklahomaGator

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    My opinion is Noah is a power forward.
     
  8. ApexNC

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    Horford
     
  9. akaGatorhoops

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    Big Al
     
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    Horford
    Ronnie Williams
     
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    Horford
    Lee
    Stolt
     
  12. OklahomaGator

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    looks like I am in the minority on Noah-Horford positions.
     
  13. GatorLurker

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    We did not play a low post offense with those guys. We did with Haslem.

    Noah was clearly the rim defender on D so I would say between the two Noah is the 5, but it is not anything I would say was set in stone. Those guys played what needed to be played and did a great job. Greatest communication on D I have ever seen.
     
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  14. number1

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    Since I started watching Florida basketball:

    Al Horford
    David Lee
    Alex Tyus
    Colin Castleton
     
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  15. INGATORSWETRUST

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    We have had such small teams that the PF and Center were interchangeable in many cases. Lack of height resulted in players playing out of position. Could argue that not much difference between PF and Center
     
  16. GatorLurker

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    Stretch 4 is Horford and then Bonner.

    Not sure where Joe Lawrence fits in here but as a stretch 4 he would be next in line.
     
  17. tcmba

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    How about Chris Richard? I don't think we would have won either of our championships without him.