Chandler Parsons to guest blog for OGGOA

By Adam Silverstein
May 14, 2011

With the Florida Gators in the process of wrapping up their spring sports and a few months remaining until football season actually begins, ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive is making a concerted effort to provide our readers as much additional content as possible over the next few sweltering summer months.

On Monday, 2011 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and former Florida forward Chandler Parsons agreed to join OGGOA as a guest blogger through the 2011 NBA Draft set for June 23 at 7 p.m.

Parsons will check in with us each week to discuss what he is up to in his quest to become the first Gators basketball player to be drafted since teammate Nick Calathes was picked with the No. 45 overall pick in the second round in 2009.

Readers will be able to tag along as Parsons trains to improve his game, competes at the 2011 NBA Combine and meets with individual teams interested in selecting him in late June. Projections for Parsons have him being selected anywhere from the mid-teens in the first round to early in the second round of the draft.

Leaving Florida with a degree in telecommunications, he led the Gators in both rebounding and assists last season. Florida went on to capture the 2011 SEC regular season title and reached the Elite Eight in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

He finished his career as the 12th leading scorer in school history (1,452 points) and just the sixth with more than 500 career field goals. Upon playing his last game in March, Parsons was the only active player in Division I with over 1,300 points, 800 rebounds, 300 assists and 125 steals for his career.

Parsons is the second former Gators player to guest blog for this website. He follows Danny Wuerffel, a national champion and 1996 Heisman Trophy winner, who wrote five columns evaluating the football team in Sept. and Oct. 2010.

Keep a look out for his contributions exclusively here on OGGOA!

OGGOA RELATED: Exclusive interview with Chandler Parsons


  1. Avatar CeeThree says:

    Nice man, congrats.

  2. Avatar El Meester says:

    This is a welcome surprise, Adam and Chandler!

    Chandler, all of us will be very excited to hear about the draft build up from your up-close point of view. Good luck!

  3. Avatar SC Gator says:

    This should be awesome.

  4. Avatar Basshole says:

    Nice get, Adam! That is awesome.

  5. Avatar Mr2Bits says:

    AS comes through again……nice work buddy!

  6. Avatar Daniel M. says:

    Niiiiice! Can’t wait. I think you could take him to the hole Adam.

  7. Avatar Andrew says:

    Nice work. If only you can’t get Noah to guest blog. That would be awesome. Go Bulls!