Through the weekend, OnlyGators.com will take a look at each of the four seniors that will be honored on Saturday afternoon when the men’s basketball program celebrates Senior Day at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
Thomas Edison once said that opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
If any of the four seniors on the No. 1 Florida Gators (28-2, 17-0 SEC) is a paradigm for that sentiment, it is Will Yeguete, who has taken full advantage of the opportunity presented to him by head coach Billy Donovan to be an all-work, no-glory linchpin for one of the most-accomplished classes in program history.
Yeguete has never scored more than 14 points in a single game. He’s only posted double-digit scoring marks 12 times in 118 career contests and has been selective on offense, finishing in the bottom third of the team in field goal attempts per 40 minutes over each of his four seasons.
Where Yeguete has made his mark for the Gators has been on the defensive end of the floor. He rebounds, defends the post with tenacity, knocks balls loose and gives tremendous effort more consistently than anyone else on the team.