By Trevor Lowry @TheTrevorLowry on May 7, 2014
Head coach Billy Donovan has turned a football school into one of the best basketball programs on a yearly basis. After all, Donovan has coached the Gators to two national championships and four straight Elite Eight trips. A lot of this success can be credited to his recruiting classes. So, let’s take a look at his top five recruits at Florida since 2010.
(All recruiting information came from ESPN.com.)
Ranking: No. 23 in class of 2014
Devin Robinson is the prize of the 2014 recruiting class for Florida. Not to add any more pressure or anything like that, but the Gators are losing four senior starters. Regardless, Robinson is a highly rated recruit and he should have an instant impact for the team.
Ranking: No. 13 in class of 2010
Senior Year Stats: 11 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 1.1 blocks per game
Patric Young never really met expectations on the offensive side of the ball, but he was still an amazing player for Florida. Plus, unlike a lot of kids these days, he stuck around for all four years.
Ranking: No. 10 in class of 2013
Stats: 5.5 points per game, 3.1 assists per game, 2.0 rebounds per game
Sure, Kasey Hill’s stats aren’t that impressive, but he also had to play behind Scottie Wilbekin. Wilbekin was one of the best players in the nation and was playing in his senior year. Hill should get the keys to the field general position next season, and fans can expect big things from him.
Ranking: No. 12 in class of 2013
Stats: 1.9 points per game, 1.3 rebounds per game
Chris Walker joined the team late and it did not help that Florida already had a stacked frontcourt. Still, Walker was probably the most talented player on the team this past season and he should have a monster year in his sophomore season.
Ranking: No. 5 in class of 2011
Stats: 14.8 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game
Brad Beal was awesome in his only year at Florida. It’s too bad he didn’t stick around for at least one more year, but he is Billy Donovan’s best pickup regardless.
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