Gators Men’s Basketball

Former UF Standout Patric Young Educates With His New Book

Patric Young

If you have not heard Patric Young‘s story, grab your tissues now. He’s a man who has been through tragedy but has faced it with perseverance and heart. The former Florida Gator basketball player published a book titled, Sit to Rise: Turning Your Darkest Pain into Your Brightest Victory in …

Read More »

‘The World’s Tallest Teenager’: 7-foot-7 Rioux Ready to Head to UF

Olivier Rioux (left), who will join the UF basketball team as a preferred walk-on in the fall, is currently 7-foot-7.

BRADENTON — The IMG Academy national men’s basketball team is running three-on-three drills with a skyscraper. It’s a standard afternoon practice in February, and the squad is playing in its 115,000-square-foot basketball complex. The royal blue, five-pointed logo of the “Ascenders” is illuminated by the overhead lighting that spans four basketball …

Read More »

9 Gators Selected To UF Athletic Hall of Fame

Eight former athletes and one honorary letterwinner will be inducted into the 2024 UF Athletic Hall of Fame class, the school’s F Club and Gator Boosters announced this week. The Gator Greats to be inducted are Scottie Wilbekin, Chas Henry, Elizabeth Beisel, Hannah Rogers, Francesca Enea, Preston Tucker, Genevieve LaCaze …

Read More »

Riley Kugel Says He’ll Transfer To Kansas


Former Florida guard Riley Kugel announced Sunday he’s transferring to the University of Kansas. He has two years of eligibility remaining. The sophomore, 6-foot-5 guard announced his transfer decision on social media after choosing the Jayhawks over Arizona, Houston and UConn. He posted on social media saying he was transferring …

Read More »