60 picks came and went, and for the second consecutive year, no Gators were selected in the NBA Draft.
The 2015 version of the draft featured 60 passes on both shooting guard Michael Frazier II and forward Chris Walker, each of whom left Florida with eligibility remaining to pursue a professional basketball career.
Frazier's snubbing is far more surprising than Walker's: He was touted for his shooting and an excellent showing at the NBA Draft Combine, even briefly sneaking into the late first round in some early mock drafts, and was projected as a second-rounder even in mock drafts published on Thursday (most notably the DraftExpress mock draft, which had him going to Dallas with the No. 52 pick). Frazier is still likely to find a roster for Summer League play, and could well shoot his way onto a roster for the regular season as a result, but it's more clear now than ever that his one superlative skill does not impress NBA teams enough to make up for his lack of other NBA-level skills.
As for Walker, it's unclear whether he possesses any NBA-level skills other than height and athleticism. And while he was projected as a lottery pick before ever playing college basketball as a result of those physical gifts, a year and a half of disappointingly elementary play from him at Florida left his stock swirling the drain even before he did little to impress during the pre-draft process.
If neither player plays a minute for an NBA team in the regular season, it will mark the second straight year no Florida rookie has. Florida's much-loved quartet of seniors went undrafted after making the Final Four in 2014, and all ended up playing in a league other than the NBA in 2014-15, with Patric Young's month rostered by the New Orleans Pelicans at the beginning of the regular season spent entirely on the bench.