The last day of 2011 was a good one for Florida Gators basketball, which earned a 90-70 victory over Yale early in the day and nabbed a commitment from 2013 four-star point guard Kasey Hill (Clermont, FL) following the game.
Hill, the No. 27-ranked player in his class according to Rivals.com, chose Florida primarily over offers from Florida State and Louisville.
“I [committed] after the game but I knew before the game that I would do it,” Hill told ESPN‘s Dave Telep. “I told [Billy Donovan] that I was ready. Last time I visited he told me to let him know when I was ready. I came up today and I was ready.”
The Gators’ first commitment for 2013, he adds yet another supremely talented point guard to UF’s recently surging backcourt.
Hill is currently teammates with Gators four-star 2012 guard commit Michael Frazier (Montverde, FL) at Montverde Academy. The two are good friends, and Hill is also close with Florida three-star 2012 G commit Dillon Graham (Orlando, FL). UF also has four-star PG Braxton Ogbueze (Charlotte, NC) pledged for 2012.
[EXPAND Click to expand and read the remainder of this post.]With Hill now in the fold, Florida will focus on earning a commitment from four-star power forward Chris Walker (Bonifay, FL) for 2013. Walker, Rivals‘ No. 8 player in the country, is believed to have the Gators as his leader and would be a fantastic addition to the class. He is also high on Kansas and Kentucky.
UF is still actively trying to get a positive response from 2012 five-star PF Anthony Bennett (Henderson, NV) who has Florida in his top 10 along with Connecticut, Kentucky, Ohio State, Oregon, Pittsburgh, UNLV, Washington and West Virginia.
ESPNU considers both Hill and Walker five-star prospects and has them ranked No. 16 and No. 5, respectively in the 2013 recruiting class.[/EXPAND]