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The Starting Five

The seventh-ranked Florida Gators will welcome your University of Kentucky Wildcats into the friendly and often empty confines of the Stephen C. O’Connell Center this evening for a showdown between the conference’s top two teams.  Florida is 11-0 at home this season and looking to maintain first place in the SEC.  Kentucky is hungry.

Here are the projected starters for Billy Donovan’s squad:

 

G – MIKE ROSARIO, #3
6-3 | 183 lb. | Senior
(12.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.2 apg)

Rosario transferred to Florida after two seasons at Rutgers, where he was named Freshman All-American as a top five freshman scorer nationally.  He’s led Florida in scoring each of the last two games, and he only lives once:

Yes, that’s a YOLO tattoo on his hand.

 

G – KENNY BOYNTON, #1
6-2 | 190 lb. | Senior
(13.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.4 apg)

Boynton is Florida’s leading scorer and a terrific shooter; he hit 8-of-10 three-pointers in a game earlier this season. He is one of just 13 active players nationally with over 1,850 career points and the only one who has played exclusively in one of the six BCS conferences. Boynton ranks well ahead of any other player who has played solely in one of these traditional power conferences, 247 points ahead of Christian Watford.

 

G – SCOTTIE WILBEKIN, #5
6-2 | 176 lb. | Junior
(9.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.1 apg)

Wilbekin was named SEC Player of the Week for the first time in his career on January 28 following a career-high-tying 17-point scoring night at Georgia, followed by 13 points and nine assists at Mississippi State.  He is the SEC’s second-leading assist man with 5.1 per game.

He said yesterday that losing to Kentucky three times last season was embarrassing.

 

F – ERIK MURPHY, #33
6-10 | 238 lb. | Senior
(12.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.6 apg)

Murphy, a former Florida teammate, and a team manager were arrested in 2011 for breaking into a car that belonged to an employee of a bar they were just asked to leave from. He was charged with one felony count of third-degree burglary and booked at the St. Johns County Jail. While sitting in the back of the squad car, Murphy and the team manager made phone calls to the third member of the their crew and the calls were recorded.  Idiots.

“We’re getting off, bro.”

Not quite.

 

F – PATRIC YOUNG, #4
6-9 | 249 lb. | Junior
(10.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.9 apg)

Patric Young terrifies me.

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

19 Comments for The Starting Five



  1. xzander
    12:06 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    “He said yesterday that losing to Kentucky three times last season was embarrassing.”

    Is that why they tanked the UofL game? They didn’t want to lose a 4th time to UK.



  2. ukallday
    12:08 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    ha ha erik murphy’s pic looks like a mug shot.



  3. Jimmy's #1 fan
    12:08 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Go get ’em Jimmy! Lived in Bath Co for 8 years….doing nothing is what its all about!



  4. GoCats2
    12:09 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    If we win this game we are a legitimate Final Four Team. It will take Archie and Harrow playing outstanding tonight.



  5. ukmoxie
    12:12 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Off topic: How to Hide your bad health rating in Louisville? http://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7047038720/h11411C86/



  6. Laker Cat 18
    12:16 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Got a chance to make a bold statement tonight.



  7. BIG MONEY ROB
    12:21 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    #2, in the nicest way possible, you are a dumb a$$.



  8. When does football start
    12:23 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Is that Murphy’s mug shot?



  9. B-man
    12:24 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Our size vs. their speed/shooting. As long as our guards play good defense (limit open 3’s), we win. We can “help” them shoot poorly, but they can’t make our bigs get shorter. With Yguete out, I think the Cats can win. I really believe the boys are fired up and I expect a big game from them tonight. Go Cats!



  10. When does football start
    12:25 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Rosario meant to spell “YOYO”



  11. Crizzle
    12:26 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    #2 smh…god bless you.



  12. Rockfield, KY
    12:28 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    9. That’s what scares me. Our backcourt defense is not good at all and we give up open 3’s to every team we play. I just hope our bigs hedge the screens well tonight and our guards stay in front of whoever they’re guarding.



  13. Laker Cat 18
    12:30 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    12. Wiltjer hardly ever recovers from hedging a screen quick enough. It worries me with him against a team like Florida.



  14. truBLU
    12:53 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Erik Murphy is a dead ringer for Tom Rinaldi of ESPN



  15. uk3k
    1:21 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    YOLO=Carpe Diem for idiots



  16. inlinefor9
    1:43 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    I’m going to give #2 the benefit of the doubt and say he was using dry humor and sarcasm b/c if not I have to feel sorry for him.



  17. rickshelton
    4:40 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink


  18. mudcreekmark
    4:52 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    After looking at their starting lineup, I’m not as worried as I was. How are they that much better than us. I don’t think talent wish there is much difference.The difference is, they play as a team and we play as individuals.



  19. Just Jailed
    6:17 pm February 12, 2013 Permalink

    Why does erik murphy’s photo look like a mugshot…lol