Gators MBK Postgame Press Conference Vs. Kennesaw State

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    • #25615
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Following an 88-78 win over Kennesaw State, Gators Head Coach Todd Golden and select players will be made available to the media.

    • #25622
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Colin Castleton is here

    • #25623
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Will Richard is here as well

    • #25624
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton says that he has put the time in and worked his confidence to move past his shoulder injury with the help of coach Golden.

    • #25626
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton on offseason work:

      “Throughout the offseason when I was going through my rehab, mentally just knew I just had to push. it was all mental so you just have to have the right mindset.”

    • #25627
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton says that coach William has pushed him to be a better ballhandler off the break. Says Coach Golden has given him the confidence to push the break.

    • #25629
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Richard says that the team did well in staying composed after Lofton’s technical.

      “That’s just when you have to come together as a team.”

    • #25631
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton says that the Gators knew that Kennesaw State’s Chris Youngblood was a great shooter.

      Kennesaw State shot 54% in the second half and kept within reach of Florida in what could’ve been a blowout.

    • #25632
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Richard on the backcourt’s response to Lofton’s bad game:

      “I think Myreon did a great job.” Says that the tea,’s depth is a strength heading into the season and it showed tonight.

    • #25633
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Castleton says that the team had a mindset not to settle for bad shots and head into the basket more often.

      Says that coach Golden came into the locker room after the game displeased about certain aspects of the game.

      The locker room as compared to the opening win against Stony Brook was definitely different.

    • #25635
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Todd Golden is here

    • #25638
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Golden says that the team thought they had an advantage inside, the double team was prepared for.

      Says that the team did well on the free throws and in limiting turnovers.

    • #25639
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      On Castleton’s performance:

      “Pretty dang good.”

    • #25640
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Golden says that the team underperformed in the paint defense.

      He says that the six offensive rebounds arent a concern.

      “We didn’t miss much.”

    • #25641
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Golden says that he doesnt get mad when things go wrong that require talent.

      Rather the simple things must be executed well.

    • #25642
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Golden says that Kyle Lofton must do better as a leader of the team and avoid the technical.

      Says that Myreon Jones, did well in stepping in.

    • #25643
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      “You know what we have a lot of good players.”

      Golden says that Niels Lane didn’t see the court because “it’s really hard to play 11 guys.”

      Says it’s less about what Niels had to do to get on the court and more about what Myreon Jones brought to the team.

    • #25644
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      On Castleton working on ball handling:

      “Teams that have multiple guys on transition are really difficult to stop in transition.”

      Says that Castleton is trusted to bring the ball down if he sees an advantage in doing so.

    • #25645
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Golden says that the minutes Jitoboh and Castleton shared the floor, the team grew in both size and their lead.

      Says that the only downside was giving up some threes, but the two did well in defending screens.

    • #25646
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      Says that Kowacie Reeves grew with the game and it was most visible tonight.

    • #25647
      Rafael De Los Santos
      ITG Subscriber

      That’s all for tonight!

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