Live from basketball practice (7/14)

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  • #17630
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Todd Golden and the Gators mens’ basketball team will be holding an hour long open practice session from 3-4. Follow along for live coverage and observations.

    #17631
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Most of the players have made their way on the court. Will Richard, CJ Felder and Kowacie Reeves were the first on the court.

    Todd Golden just made his way out. Have yet to see Colin Castleton

    #17632
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    To start, the team is working on full-court and half-court ball handling with every player participating

    #17633
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    The clear thing I’ve seen so far is 100% energy 100% of the time from both the players and staff. Todd Golden participated in guarding players during the dribbling drill. Constant clapping and coaching throughout all drills so far, and the players are listening

    #17635
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Have yet to see Colin Castleton. However, Jason Jitoboh is back on the court wearing goggles after missing the end of the 2021-2022 season due to an eye injury

    #17636
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner
    #17637
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Not anything super crazy so far. A lot of basic drills and focus on mechanics. However, a lot about the energy and staying focused. The only time I’ve seen the players not be focused was during the water break that just happened

    #17638
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Todd Golden has been the most vocal so far. One-on-one coaching, pausing drills to get things right and even participating in some of the drills

    #17639
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Keyontae Johnson is also in attendance, but from a chair on the second floor. Johnson has not been cleared to play by UF and is currently in the transfer portal

    #17640
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    They have moved on from entire-team drills and have split into groups.

    Group 1: Myreon Jones, Niels Lane, Alex Fudge, Will Richard and true-freshman Denzel Aberdeen

    Group 2 is the rest of the team

    #17641
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    They have moved on from entire-team drills and have split into groups.

    Group 1: Myreon Jones, Niels Lane, Alex Fudge, Will Richard and true-freshman Denzel Aberdeen

    Group 2 is the rest of the team

    #17642
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    3-pointers are struggling to fall so far. I’ve only seen Alex Klatsky make one so far during a screen, cut and shoot drill

    #17643
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Catch and shoot drill now for both groups, and the three’s are staring to fall. Alex Fudge, Kowacie Reaves, Will Richard and Niels Lane stand out the most early on

    #17644
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    #17645
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Back to team drills on air. 5-on-0

    Focus on cutting and passing with a 3-Pt shot at the end. Each group has 2 guards, 2 forwards and a center. Assistant coach Carlin Hartman is standing in at center in Castleton’s place

    #17646
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Brandon McKissic is also in attendance today, standing near Johnson on the second level

    #17647
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    CJ Felder has been a force down low with the dunks. The entire team feeds off his energy (video to come when I have better wifi)

    #17648
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    #17649
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    The open portion of practice has concluded. Some of my early standouts:

    Kowacie Reaves can easily be a star in this offense. The most consistent shooter with a strong drive and finish

    Alex Fudge is extremely focused throughout, but he is really reminding me of Devin Robinson with his drive and strong dunks.

    Really like what I’m seeing from Will Richard. Commands the court and high energy. Does need to become a more consistent shooter, but he looks good early

    No Colin Castleton appearance today, so Jason Jitoboh got pretty much all of the big-man reps.

    #17650
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    I will post more videos when I have better wifi. Overall, high energy practice with some early bright spots

    #17652
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    More videos from practice today: Former Gator star-turned coach Taurean Green and transfer Will Richard threw up half-court shots before practice

    #17653
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    On-ball guarding drill:

    #17654
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Another Alex Fudge dunk plus a three from true-freshman Denzel Aberdeen:

    #17655
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

    Can Fudge replicate what Devin Robinson was to Florida?

    #17656
    Cam Parker
    ITG Staff

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