FOUR BITS: Moss, Carter, Miller, Bonner

By Adam Silverstein
June 19, 2013

1 » Less than two weeks after freshman guard Chandler Cooper announced she would be leaving the Florida Gators women’s basketball team and transferring to Lipscomb, two more members of the 2012-13 squad have decided to join her in exiting the program. According to The Alligator’s Phil Heilman, freshman guard/forward Sydney Moss will also transfer and junior center Vicky McIntyre, who transferred in last year but did not play the final eight games of the season, plans to leave the program. Moss, a star recruit for the Gators and member of the 2013 All-SEC Freshman Team, started 24 of 37 games, averaging 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. She was also dominant for Florida in the 2013 WNIT, leading the Gators in scoring (19.6 points), rebounding (9.0), assists (4.0) and field goal percentage (.571) during the event. Moss is an exceptionally big loss for head coach Amanda Butler, who was hoping to assemble for next season one of Florida’s most talented teams in years. The Gators signed their first-ever women’s McDonald’s All-American in 2013 five-star F Ronni Williams (Daytona Beach, FL) back in November.

2 » While transfer guard Eli Carter waits to learn if new Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann will sign off on his waiver to play immediately at Florida, he and head coach Billy Donovan have a decision to make. According to his father Dale Carter, who spoke with The Gainesville Sun’s Kevin Brockway, Eli has been provided with the opportunity to play for the Jamaican National Team over the summer, a decision the player will let Donovan make. Donovan allowed – and even encouraged – G Mike Rosario to play with the Puerto Rican National Team last summer, a move that helped Rosario improve and mature both on and off the court. Chances are, if Carter desires to spend part of the summer in Jamaica playing basketball, Donovan will approve.

3 » Miami Heat G Mike Miller had a rather interesting Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Early in the contest, Miller’s name was splashed across Twitter when San Antonio Spurs F Kawhi Leonard posterized him with this dunk.


In the fourth quarter, Miller got his revenge by draining a clutch three-pointer…while only wearing one sneaker. He finished with eight points (2-of-2 from downtown).

4 » Spurs F Matt Bonner was a guest on Slate’s Hang Up and Listen internet radio show where he shared a tale about splitting his forehead open during a game only to have it stitched up by the team dentist. Take a listen (via Deadspin).

“No call, because I’m American.”

2 Comments

  1. Joe says:

    So what’s going on with Women’s Basketball team? I thought Butler had turned the corner and things were started heading in the right direction. These transfers can’t be a good sign.

  2. Joe says:

    I thought swatting someone in the face on the way to the basket was an offensive foul, yep I’m pretty sure that it is. Good elevation by Kawhi but the extension of the arm to the face of Miller should have been called a foul. All of a sudden the ref’s have taken a time machine back to the 70-80-90’s with their calls. I really don’t care as long as there is consistency and in this series there has been little.

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