Gators MBK Orange & Blue Game

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    • #24801
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      At approximately 7:00, the 2022-2023 Gators men’s basketball team featuring seven new players — four transfers and three freshman — will debut in front of the Gators’ faithful in an Orange vs. Blue scrimmage.

      Follow along here for live updates from the game:

    • #24804
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Teams will be split as evenly as possible, 12-15 minute game followed by a dunk contest and 3PT shooting contest, according to Golden

    • #24805
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Loudest cheers go to Castleton (duh), Reeves, Klatsky and Jitoboh

    • #24806
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24807
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24808
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Blue team: Szymczyk, Richard, Felder, Bonham, Jones
      Blue team bench: Klatsky, Aberdeen

      White team: Caslteton, Fudge, Kugel, Reeves, Lofton
      White team bench: Jitoboh, May, Lane

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Cam Parker.
    • #24810
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Blue team turns it over on first possession (Bonham tried to hit Felder on the alley-oop).

      Bonham hit a three on next possession, Reeves followed it up with a dunk.

      3-2 Blue

    • #24811
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Ok Riley Kugel.

      Contact dunk over Szymczyk.

      Szymczyk shot blocked by Caslteton next possession.

      tied at 6

    • #24812
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Riley Kugel just dunked all over Aleks Szymczyk. Like, all over. Baseline drive to finish off the fastbreak.

    • #24813
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      There’s been a lot of sloppy passes so far. Plenty of turnovers so far from both teams.

      Kugel tried to go behind the back on a pass and had it taken.

      Few down-court passes that went out of bounds

    • #24814
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24815
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Will Richard. Get used to hearing that name.

      His second three of the day.

      Blue in the lead 11-6

    • #24816
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Jitoboh with a really nice spin and hook shot over Szymczyk. His first bucket of the day.

      Szymczyk followed it up with a missed 3, but Richard came out of nowhere for a putback.

      Richard playing out of his mind

    • #24817
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      (not so) Breaking News: Gator fans love Jason Jitoboh.

      The crowd has been at its loudest when he has the ball in his hands. The crowd exploded when he was introduced, and again when he just scored his first bucket of the night.

      If he’s able to have a good year, the O-dome will be rocking.

    • #24818
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Kowacie Reeves nearly had the assist of the day. Great dribble and drive, mid-air pass to Jitoboh, who missed the dunk.

      However, they get it right the next possession: missed three with a putback dunk from Lane.

      Clock (at 4:52), resets to 8 minutes

    • #24819
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Felder hesitates for a moment and hits a three in the face of Jitoboh.

      18-12 blue.

      On the white team, Castleton and Jitoboh are on the court at the same time. Get used to seeing that rotation at the same time

    • #24820
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton’s first three of the night hit everything but the rim. Or the net. Basically just the backboard.

    • #24821
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Some fun from Blue head coach Carlin Hartman. Three-second call on white team, ran out to mid-court to celebrate.

    • #24822
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Will “The Thrill” Richard with another three. Kowacie Reeves follows it up with his own, then Alex Klatsky hits one (crowd goes crazy for the walk-on)

      26-17 blue

    • #24823
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Klatsky knocks down the 3 and, as expected, this place erupts. The Gators’ faithful just straight up love this guy.

    • #24824
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      This is officially my prediction that Will Richard will be in the starting lineup.

      Based on what I’ve seen and what I think. My official prediction for starting five:

      G- Lofton
      G- Reeves
      G- Richard
      F- Kugel
      F- Caslteton

      TBH, Fudge and Kugel and Richard are interchangeable, but that’s what I’m going with

    • #24825
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Szymczyk hits the 3 over Castleton to put blue up 10 on orange, 31-21, with 2:56 to go.

      Orange, the team with Fudge, Reeves and Castleton on it, needs a late push here to come back and have a chance to win.

    • #24826
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Yes, you read that right from Zack. The White team, with Reeves, Castelton and Lofton are down 10.

      However, Will Richard has put on a clinic for the Blue team, and Bonham has made some nice passes

    • #24827
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      If Szymczyk’s got anything, it’s passion. It’s energy. Knocks down the 3, beats hit chest and nods his head up and down.

    • #24828
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Niels Lane knocks down the corner 3 and follows it up with a fast-break dunk. Nice night for a guy who’s coming off a strong finish to last season.

    • #24829
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Niels Lane single-handidly cutting into the lead. A 3PT followed by a dunk and it’s a 2-point game

    • #24830
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Myreon Jones follows it with a 3 to extend the lead. Having a quietly nice game today

    • #24831
      Mark Wheeler
      Forum Owner

    • #24832
      Mark Wheeler
      Forum Owner

    • #24833
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

      That’s it for the scrimmage. In the closing seconds Hartman goes to mid court to call for the iso and waves for the crowd to cheer. No ankle-breaker or buzzer beater but…

      This team is fun

    • #24834
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      FINAL: Blue 34, Orange 29

      Be it as it may, scrimmage and all, you don’t get 63 combined points in 12 minutes without guys who can make shots.

      Will Richard shines in the win, as Castleton, Fudge, Reeves, Lofton and the Orange team fall.

    • #24835
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

      It’s time for fan knockout

    • #24836
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

      After an exhilarating match, Matt wins a Golden signed basketball

    • #24837
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

    • #24838
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      3-point contest coming up now.

      First matchup: Myreon Jones vs. Trey Bonham

    • #24839
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      No score was given, but it looked like Jones got him. Bonham started to heat up toward the ends but got off to a rough start.

    • #24840
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Next up: Denzel Aberdeen vs. Will Richard

    • #24841
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Richard wins 17-12. Shot looks SMOOTH. Both in the contest and from the OvB game. He looks ready for the season to start.

    • #24842
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      And here we go.
      The 3-point matchup everyone’s been waiting for:
      Kowacie Reeves vs. Alex Klatsky

    • #24843
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24844
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Klatsky won the 3-point contest, taking down Jones in the final after beating Reeves.

    • #24845
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Up next: Dunk contest

    • #24847
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24848
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

    • #24849
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24850
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24851
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

    • #24852
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

    • #24853
      Chris Will
      ITG Subscriber

      That’s it for the festivities here in the O’Dome.

    • #24854
      Cam Parker
      ITG Staff

      Winners:

      3PT contest: Klatsky
      Dunk contest: Lane
      Half-court: May

      That concludes the festivities tonight.

    • #24855
      Zackary Weiss
      ITG Subscriber

      Season opener arrives in 6 days.

      Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. right here in the O’Dome against Stony Brook.

    • #24865
      Bd489
      ITG Subscriber

      Looking forward to this season. Great to hear we’re hitting 3’s!

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