Basketball Media Availability: Alex Fudge, Will Richard

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Coming up at approximately 1:30, new basketball transfers Alex Fudge and Will Richard will meet with the media. Follow along for live updates.

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Fudge is here. On the transfer: feels like he’s making huge jumps. Says the noise here is quieter and helps him focus more

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Weight goal: 215

    Fudge says he’s at 196 right now

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On the noise at LSU last year: said it didn’t affect him personally too much, but it definitely affected the team as a whole

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On the opportunity this year: says the Gators have an opportunity to be SEC contenders with a deep tournament run.

    Said they’re bringing back the Billy Donovan era

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On working with Taurean Green: said being with him has been a major learning experience with playing and practicing like a pro rather than just a college athlete

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On the new staff: said they’re very confident in his physical abilities, but they want him to improve his confidence on the courts. With his length and his ability to guard all positions, they want to continue to build his game as a do-it-all player

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Fudge said he’s had conversations with the younger guys about what it’s like playing in the SEC. Said the best players come from the SEC

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Off the court, Fudge said the team held a bonding experience at a bowling event.

    Said he bowled a 96-100, but said he’s a very good bowler.

    Added that Todd Golden is a bowling genius and thought he saw him bowl like 5 strikes in a row

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On Trey Bonham: said he was familiar with him prior to coming to UF with St. Bonaventure playing LSU in the tournament.

    Said that although Bonham didn’t have his best game, he knew Florida was getting a talented point guard.

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On Niels Lane: “untapped potential like me.”

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On Riley Kugal and Denzel Aberdeen: said he’s known them for 3-4 years and reached out to Kugal about his recruitment to Florida

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On choosing Florida: said he could feel the family environment with the new staff, which stood out among the other schools recruiting him

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Fudge is done. Waiting on Richard.

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Richard is here

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On his status now as a player: said it’s a blessing seeing his hard work as a player pay off.

    Said while he was at Belmont, the mindset was to prove that he could play at the highest level

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    From high school to college, Richard said he improved on shooting at all three levels and transition play

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On navigating the portal: said his parents, trainers and other family helped guide him through the process

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On choosing Florida: said the new coaches’ goals matched up with his own personal goals which stood out.

    On Todd Golden: said you can tell he invests in his players. You’ll see Golden participating in workouts and lifts while growing those off-court relationships

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On being at Florida: said the workouts are more intense than at smaller schools and the speed is faster

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On Taurean Green: said it’s been great working with him because of his history at UF and his history developing goals

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Richard said that Kyle Lofton and Jason Jitoboh have stood out the most on the team to him

    Said Lofton has a hunger to win and Jason’s been a workhorse

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On the bowling bonding trip: Richard confirmed that Golden is a bowling expert. Added that his score was not good at all

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Richard on the team overall, despite guys like Castleton and Jitoboh recovering from injuries and many guys on the team being newcomers, said the team has a tremendously ability to be a great team

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    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Richard is done. That concludes the media availability

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