The SB Nation college basketball preview for the 2015-16 season is out now, and it's both gorgeous and filled with a lot of great insight on how this season will play out. Read Mike Rutherford's essential 68 things to know! Read Ricky O'Donnell on why this year is wide open!
One thing you're not going to read about, though, is Florida, because the Gators' 16-17 season in 2014-15 and the subsequent departure of Billy Donovan has all the world thinking that the Gators will be rebuilding in Mike White's first season in Gainesville.
And they might be, especially given the influx of talent in the SEC.
But White has at least one great player to rely on: Florida forward Dorian Finney-Smith checks in at No. 71 on the SB Nation ranking of the top 100 players in college basketball:
Finney-Smith took a monster step forward during a season where his program took an equally large one in the other direction. The sensationally athletic senior averaged 13.1 points and 6.2 rebounds last season, but Florida missed the tournament for the first time since 2009. Billy Donovan then bolted for the NBA, a move which left Finney-Smith admittedly frustrated and upset. Even with those emotions still around, he has the potential to thrive in the system of new head coach Mike White.
Sophomore forward Devin Robinson also merits an honorable mention on that list, which features five from Maryland, and four players each from Kansas and Kentucky..