TWO BITS: Preseason rankings, transfer to UF?

By Adam Silverstein
April 7, 2010

1 » Numerous college basketball analysts are predicting that Florida Gators basketball will have a strong 2010-11 season. In fact, many have even placed the Gators in their top 10 early preseason rankings. ESPN‘s Andy Katz takes a balanced look at Florida basketball in his latest piece:

13. The Gators return the entire core of their team, led by a backcourt that was underrated at times with Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton. Add a rising clutch shooter in Chandler Parsons and a top-10 recruiting class led by Patric Young and Casey Prather and it’s no wonder the Gators are confident they have turned the corner with their NCAA bid this season. Florida could be the pick in the SEC.

2 » The Gators appear to be leaving no stone unturned when it comes to backcourt help for the future. Potentially making a push for an Auburn commitment, Florida is also looking at potentially receiving a transfer from Rutgers. Sophomore guard Mike Rosario, who is “considering” transferring from the Scarlet Knights if head coach Fred Hill is fired, has the Gators as one of his top options. “It sounds like [transferring is] what he wants to do,” Rosario’s family friend and old coach Rex Durso told “Florida, USC and Michigan State are places he’s looking at.”

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  1. Steven says:

    Mike Rosario was featured in a documentary about Bob Hurley called “The Street Stops Here.”


  2. DC Gator says:

    Rosario can absolutely fill it up. That kid’s a baller. It’d be great to have him at UF and eligible in 2011, but 2011 isn’t the problem…

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