FOUR BITS: Boynton, Floyd, USA Basketball

By Adam Silverstein
July 2, 2013

1 » Former Florida Gators guard Kenny Boynton, who was not selected in the two-round 2013 NBA Draft last Thursday, has earned a tryout with the Los Angeles Lakers. With NBA Summer League action set to begin on July 12, Boynton is hoping to clinch a spot representing the Lakers in a pre-summer league camp the organization will hold next week in Los Angeles, CA. He will be one of 16 players looking to earn spots on the team, which will be announced at the conclusion of the camp, a team spokesman told on Tuesday. As it so happens, Boynton grew up in Pompano Beach, FL, rooting for the Lakers. Chicago Bulls forward Erik Murphy will also be competing in summer league action in Las Vegas, NV.

2 » With the Dallas Cowboys badly in need of a defensive tackle, many fans of the team were surprised that it passed over selecting one in the 2013 NFL Draft, especially considering Gators junior Sharrif Floyd was surprisingly available when the team made a selection at No. 18 overall in the first round. According to, owner/general manager Jerry Jones did not pick Floyd because neither defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin nor defensive line coach Rod Marinelli thought Floyd was “quick-twitch” enough to succeed in the Cowboys’ 4-3 defense. Dallas’s scouts recommended that Jones choose Floyd, but he listened to the coaches instead. Floyd wound up being nabbed by the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd pick.

Check out two more Florida Gators news BITS (one video)…after the break!

3 » The Billy Donovan-coached USA Basketball team has improved to 5-0 at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship after routing Brazil 91-66 on Monday and thwarting Australia 94-51 on Tuesday. With the Americans set to take on Serbia (5-0) on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m., Donovan may look for more scoring from Florida rising sophomore guard Michael Frazier II, who has been struggling mightily thus far in the event. After going 2-for-12 with five points and three rebounds on Monday, Frazier shot just 2-of-5 for five points and two boards on Tuesday. He is 8-of-36 (.222) from downtown in the World Championship after shooting .468 during his freshman year with the Gators (.536 in league play). While the FIBA three-point line is approximately a foot further back than the college line, it is not likely that Frazier’s shooting struggles are solely due to the increased distance as he was draining threes on a FIBA regulation court during Team USA tryouts.

4 » What exactly is this? (He is wearing Gators gear in every one of his videos.)

Update: I have been informed as to exactly who this is, but it does not go a long way as to explaining what this is…and how he is a fan of Florida living in Knoxville, TN.


  1. Dr Leo Spaceman says:

    still trying to figure out what i just watched

  2. Mit Wobet says:

    From Martindale-Hubbell

    Experience & Credentials
    Admission Details 1998, Tennessee
    Education University of Florida, B.A.; Memphis State University, J.D.
    Additional Bio Details Michael Shipwash was born in Titusville, Florida, September 30, 1969. Mike served in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War (1988 ? 1991) and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for Exceptionally Meritorious Service. Mike received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1994.

    He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Memphis, cum laude in 1997.

    He was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 1998.

    Mike maintains his own practice in Knoxville,TN.

    He has a strong background in representing Corporations and Insurance companies.

    He is now able to bring his experience to you on the personal injury side.

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  3. Keith says:

    Who’s the “we” he’s refferring to? #Strange #ThisCantBeReal

  4. Donnie W says:

    I’m very confused at this exact moment. Who is “us” ? Is this a spoof on something else ? Good luck KB. Hope you make the roster.

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