Mike White and the Florida Gators will enter the 2019-20 college basketball season with a decent set of expectations on their shoulders. It’s a burden many programs have to carry; though it’s different for the Florida head coach.
White replaced Billy Donovan when the former Gators coach left for the NBA. Since then, Florida has seen its fair shares of successes and disappoints, but if you ask the head coach himself, it is right now when he’s feeling the most confident in his program.
“Last winter was frustrating for all of us at times, players included,” Mike White said, via the Orlando Sentinel. “We had our year-end evals with each guy and there were some hard conversations. Did I anticipate some movement on the roster? Yeah, I did. I feel fortunate we were able to take advantage and bring in some really good players and people.
“I feel a lot better about the direction of the program right now than last February, absolutely.”
Kerry Blackshear Jr., a transfer from Virginia Tech who has SEC Player of the Year kinds of skills, as well as freshman Scottie Lewis, a kid who can jump out of a gym, are expected to help lead the Florida Gators to a place of importance come March.
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