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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by bakaduin, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. bakaduin

    bakaduin VIP Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    I will miss this group. Hudson has been one of my favorite players to watch and Hayes this year was the heart of this team. Allen was fun to watch for four years and I wish he had developed that killer instinct to unlock his potential.

    Great season and I look forward to next year.
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  2. Bazza

    Bazza GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 2, 2009
    New Smyrna Beach
    Thank you seniors!

    This will be the best thread on the forum for the next 48 hours.
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  3. GatorPlanet

    GatorPlanet GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 15, 2007
    Maitland, FL
    Best wishes to all the seniors!
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  4. shane4three

    shane4three GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 24, 2014
    Great young men. Hayes is a guy I’d go to war with.

    3 great dudes.
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  5. gogators73

    gogators73 GC Hall of Fame

    Oct 30, 2007
    St. Petersburg, FL
    An interesting group with how they each were so close to being elite. Glad they were all Gators though.

    Will be weird to turn on the first game next year and not see them. They’ve been an enormous part of Gator basketball the last 2-3 years.

    Losing basketball seniors is always more emotional to me than football. This year is no different.
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  6. jeffphillips21

    jeffphillips21 GC Hall of Fame

    Jun 20, 2009
    Yes big thanks to Hudson, Hayes and Allen! Big shoes to fill next year. Here's to hope our 3 freshmen make the sophomore jump and our 3 incoming freshmen are at least as good as we expect.

    Can't wait to see what Scottie Lewis can do after a summer/fall with Preston
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  7. 33hoop

    33hoop GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    Best wishes to these fine young men.
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  8. 33hoop

    33hoop GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Lexington, KY
    They gave us some great moments and some moments that made me want to scream with frustration. I will miss them and not miss them. Looking forward to see how White does with a team of all his own recruits.
  9. UFish

    UFish GC Legend

    Dec 14, 2010
    We are going to miss Hayes defensively very much next year. Nobody on the roster who can do what he’s done for us the last few years. At least not right now.

    I’ll always remember Allen exploding for 35 on Wisky in the Sweet 16 two years ago and I’m glad Hudson got to close out his senior season playing more like himself.
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  10. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    s. e. florida
    Enjoyed the journey they were on as gators. Will always be gators. Brought much delights!
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  11. RD_gator

    RD_gator GC Hall of Fame

    Jul 20, 2007
    A special thank you to Kevaughn Allen & Kevarius Hayes for giving four years to Florida Basketball. And thank you Jalen Hudson for the last 2-3 years with the Gators. All of you have provided great memories for Gator fans.

    Good luck to all of you in your future endeavors!
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  12. gatorknights

    gatorknights GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    Despite the loss today those young men can hold their heads up high and be proud of what they accomplished here. They may have wanted better results, but their hard work and effort deserves respect. Good job fellas!
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  13. g8rvet

    g8rvet Premium Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    Hayes winds up #2 all time in blocks. Allen scores 1000. Hudson came back to play with is teammates another year. 3 great Gators and I appreciate all the effort from these young men.
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  14. KAGator67

    KAGator67 GC Hall of Fame

    Feb 2, 2011
    Thanks for an unforgettable season. Best to all of you guys in your future endeavors.
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  15. BA69MA72

    BA69MA72 All American

    Apr 8, 2007
    They carried on the tradition of men’s basketball players being outstanding men and exemplars of the University of Florida
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  16. ApexNC

    ApexNC VIP Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    All great representatives of the university. I wish them the best in their futures.
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  17. A big thank you to Hayes, Allen, and Hudson. Great gators who provided us with thrills and chills for, literally, years. I remember Hayes as a freshman throwing up his first foul shots that barely hit the backboard and I remember him going to the line this year when the heat was on and knocking them down. Great young men who gave us their all. You will be missed and we will keep rooting for you whatever you do in the future.
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  18. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    I tried to find the thread..but think ot is purged. I wont recall the entire event for time, but after last years LSU game...my kids looked back to notice the whole team entering the ODome lobby just as the door closed behind us. Allen seeing my kids noticing them through the glass from outside and then sneaking us back into the arena (after security said no) so my kids could meet the team, and then Hayes walking with us to our car is a moment my kids still talk about. My girls (then 13 and 11) and son (7) were so blown away. (My daughters now - 15 and 13 -were so sad seeing them walk off the floor last night. My son is more of a wins and losses ready for next year kid lol)

    Cheese and Egor were great too.

    Guys all took pictures and hung out just to talk to is.These past two classes will always be some of my favorite classes because of that one night.

    GREAT kids.
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  19. jmac83

    jmac83 GC Legend

    Apr 9, 2007
    All three seem like good kids, and it was nice to see a Senior Day with multiple players standing with their parents. Leverage that UF degree, guys, it’s a bigger asset than you know.
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  20. BLING

    BLING GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 16, 2007
    All 3 had great college careers and were by all accounts fine teammates and people. They should go out with their heads held high.

    I actually believe these guys will be harder to replace than people assume. While we have a couple guys coming who look like uber talents, there's something to be said for seniors vs. freshmen. Even most 5* freshmen don't necessarily come in and dominate like Zion Williamson, there is an adjustment... sometimes a freshmen wall late in the season.
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