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Gator Basketball Depth Chart (2019-2020)

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by GothamGator, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. GothamGator

    GothamGator VIP Member

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    This should be useful when thinking about our team for this season and in future years. Players are listed in order of class, not by who may or will start. Italics are players that are committed for future seasons. I've combined SG and SF into a single spot called "Wing" because the players covering both spots are fairly interchangeable in Mike White's system.

    PG: Nembhard (2022), Appleby (2022)*, Glover (2023)
    Wing: Locke (2022), Mann (2023), Lewis (2023), Klatsky (2023)^
    SF/PF: K. Johnson (2022), Duruji (2022)*
    PF: Bassett (2021), Payne (2023)
    C: Blackshear (2020), Gak (2021), Jitoboh (2023)

    * - will redshirt in 2019-20.
    ^ - walk on.
     
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  2. GothamGator

    GothamGator VIP Member

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    Mods, I've prepared this for a few years now, and it can be useful when stickied to the top of the forum. Just a friendly thought.
     
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  3. gatordavisl

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    Thanks for posting this, @GothamGator. Miss your regular participation on the board. Oh, and I'm sure you owe me at least three mugs o' ale! :D :emoji_beers:
     
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  4. GratefulGator

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    I think Lewis and Mann will be long gone by 2023.
     
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  5. hobegator

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    I hope you are right and they are gone to the NBA and not the transfer portal.

    We look pretty lean at SG with Ballard gone. Mann will back up Nembhard next year. Can he also play effectively at SG?
     
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    To be consumed, not thrown.
     
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  7. JBSouthpaw

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    thanks for this. I thought Klatsky was a PG?
     
  8. GothamGator

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    I've seen him as a combo guard and a shooting guard. Kind of hard to judge given he is a preferred walk on.
     
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  9. GothamGator

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    Updated to add Jitoboh and to fix Gak's graduation year for his redshirt.

    This is kind of an odd roster. Lots of talent, for sure, but strangely constructed.

    We are good at point guard, but very thin on the wing, with only 2 scholarship players for 2 spots. This is one position where we need a transfer to come in.

    It's the same at power forward, with only one player, and he is somewhat unproven. And it's not like we can just go with a small lineup, as we don't have a third wing player to put at the 4.

    And then at center, we have ridiculous depth, with four different players, although all of them are also unproven.

    You have to wonder if coach is considering moving a center to the power forward spot. Stokes might be able to do it - if he can lose weight, he should be mobile enough to handle the job, but he is such a project as it is.
     
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  10. oneatatime

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    With no seniors on the current roster and it fairly unlikely anyone else transfers except perhaps Gak , we should make sure that we have at least a few scholarships available for next year.
     
  11. Matherly87

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    There will be.
     
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  12. Matherly87

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    Mann can definitely play SG. That's his position now in high school and where he plays his best at. Mann will get plenty of time next year backing up both guard spots and has a chance to take a starting spot at either position if either falter.
     
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  13. incoldblood

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    Wouldn’t Payne be more of a PF than C?
     
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  14. Matherly87

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    I'd keep Payne as a center because of his shot blocking, overall defense and quickness. Stokes has more offensive skills and could benefit more from playing the PF if he continues to lose weight and gain some agility. Notice I didn't say speed or quickness. HA! I'm also fine if Bassett moves to the PF since he has some range and moves better than Stokes. But Bassett could end up our starting center at the beginning of next year until things settle out with the new players. All this can change depending on who else we get.
     
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  15. GothamGator

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    This is a good question. I think that White prefers his PFs to be able to shoot the three, and that is not Payne’s game. Of course, it’s not the game of anyone who plays in the post for us right now, which is the problem.
     
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  16. Gatorhead

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    Thanks Gotham, looking forward to seeing that roster continue to change as UF moves forward.
     
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  17. GothamGator

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    Updated to add Duruji.
     
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  18. jhbyrd

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    I don't care what position he plays as he brought his friend McD AA Lewis with him to UF.
     
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  19. gatorbogey

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    We have a lot of interchangeable parts....
    Maybe another article on Mixology is needed, @akaGatorhoops ?

    Just to review traditional roles/positions, what is the forecasted depth chart for next season?

    PG: Nembhard 75%, Mann 20%, Glover 5%
    SG: Locke 40%, Mann 30%, Lewis 25%,
    Klatsky <5%
    SF: Lewis 60%, Johnson 20%, Duruji 20%
    Without Duruji: Johnson @ 30% Nembhard @ 5%? Mann at 5%?
    PF: Bassett 35%, Johnson 60%, Payne 5%?
    C: Gak 35%, Stokes 33%, Bassett 20%, Payne 10%, Jitoboh <2%
     
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  20. akaGatorhoops

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    I see it a bit differently in a couple spots:

    PG: Nembhard, Glover,
    SG: Locke, Mann, Klatsky
    SF: Lewis, Mann
    PF: KJ, Duruji, Bassett
    C: Bassett, Stokes, Payne, Gak (I think Jitoboh takes a RS)

    I think we are really solid at spots 1-4. There are guys in each spot that are very hard to take off the floor, and Mann will get starter minutes between the 2 & 3 spots.
    The 5 remains a question mark, with plenty of bodies and concerns about skill level/health. That is the one area I can see attrition and addition.
     
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