By Nick Schaeflein @ptchr2424 on March 17, 2014
The Florida Gators are the No. 1 overall seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The last time they were given that honor was in 2007 when they cut down the nets. The Gators have many things going for them. One, they are riding a 26-game winning streak through the SEC. Two, the No. 1 overall seed has one the last two National Championships. Three, 10 of the last 11 winners have blue in their school colors. Here are also the five most important Gators.
Dorian Finney-Smith is a sophomore forward for the Gators. He is the big man that leads the team in rebounds per game. He will be one of the key players down low for the Gators' bid for the Final Four.
Michael Frazier II is a sophomore guard for the top-seeded team. He is the Gators' third leading scorer and also has the team's highest three-point shooting percentage. In close games, Frazier would be the guy called upon to knock down a shot from behind the arc.
Casey Prather is a senior forward for Billy Donovan's team. He is Florida's leading scorer and also adds five rebounds per game. Prather will need to fill the scorer's sheet if the Gators look to make a run.
The big fella in the middle is the senior center Patric Young. He contributes to the Gators' attack with the fourth highest points per game and the second most rebounds per game. Young will be a force down low for teams to deal with throughout the tournament.
Scottie Wilbekin is the senior guard and the conductor who runs the Florida offense. He was named the SEC Player of the Year this season. Wilbekin is second on the team in points per game and will try to guide the No. 1 overall seed to cutting down the nets for the third straight season.
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