New Face, New Place: Florida Gators

            The Florida Gators did not have the season they were hoping for last year. The young guns struggled to fill the holes left by the graduating seniors and other veterans from the previous season. This season the Gators will have a new look with a new coach and some shiny new recruits coming in. Welcome to the Class of 2015. With it comes a trio of studs. Two forwards and one guard, all of them 4 star athletes according to 247 Sports.

KeVaughn Allen

The highest ranked of the class comes from Little Rock, Arkansas in KeVaughn Allen. Allen, Arkansas’s Gatorade Player of the Year last year, is a physical and dynamic ball hawk. With the ability to do a variety of things, watch for Allen to be star on the court.

Kevarrius Hayes

The next playmaker hails from Live Oak, Florida in Kevarrius Hayes. A 6’9” center who can absolutely leap off the court. Hayes is a defensive presence, shots in the paint have a better chance of landing in the third row than in the basket when he is around. Kevarrius brings along of athleticism to the Florida backcourt and could be a top draft pick in a few years.

Keith Stone

The third recruit ready to bring in a new era of Florida Basketball is Keith Stone. Stone is a 6’7″  small forward from Deerfield Beach, Florida. Stone’s greatest asset is ability to finish strong at the rim. He seeks out and embraces contact, and often finishing the play despite the foul as well. Not only can he take the ball to the hoop, he is also a decent spot up shooter. Look for Stone to put up a good amount of points in the coming years.

Overall the 2015 class brings in a diverse pallet of prospects. But all of them have one thing in common, athleticism. All three of these men can run the floor and will work hard for Florida basketball for at least the next year. Gator basketball has a bright future.


-Tirthan Shah

Class of 2015

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