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Devin Robinson declaring for NBA Draft: After conferring with his family, Devin Robinson has declared his intentions for the NBA Draft. New NCAA rules allow players who declare for the draft, participate in a combine, and work out with one team, to still return to their school - provided that they don't sign with an agent. Players would have until May 25th to remove their name from draft consideration and return to school. Some of the linked articles state that Robinson is still considering declaring, but the Florida Gators' story has been updated with Robinson's declaration that he posted on his (private) Instagram account late last night. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
"After much consideration, thought and prayer with my family, I have decided to make myself eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft. At this time, I will not hire an agent, as I do not want to leave the possibility of returning to college. I intend onm working extremely hard to achieve my lifelong dream of making it to the NBA. I would like to thank all of my family, friends, teammates and the UF faculty, staff and most of all the Rowdies for their support over the last two years and in my career moving forward. Gatorsalways nonoise" - Devin Robinson's Instagram statement
Gators hold second scrimmage of spring: Jim McElwain singled out the defensive line as "outstanding" during Friday's scrimmage. Chauncey Gardner and Marcus Maye recorded interceptions and Duke Dawson returned one for a touchdown that was negated by a penalty. Though the quarterbacks were inconsistent, the offense did have some explosive plays during the scrimmage, including a "60 to 70-yard" touchdown run by junior college running back transfer Mark Thompson and a long pass down the field from freshman quarterback Kyle Trask to senior receiver Ahmad Fulwood. (Graham Hack, Independent Florida Alligator; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Florida quarterbacks struggle in scrimmage: Jim McElwain expressed frustration with the group's performance during Friday's second scrimmage of spring. McElwain stated that the group was inconsistent and "just okay," while noting that he holds that position to a pretty high standard. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Jesse Simonton, Miami Herald; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)
Jim McElwain discusses spring game format: He spoke about the spring game moving to Friday night, noting that the first game of the season is usually held at night and that the night atmosphere in the Swamp is a lot of fun. Having Saturday free also gives Florida a chance to spend quality time with recruits. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Mike White ready for productive offseason: White expects young core contributors KeVaughn Allen and John Egbunu to continue their development in the offseason. He also spoke favorably about redshirt freshman Keith Stone's progress. (Alex Maminakis, Independent Florida Alligator)
Former Gators Chris Richard and Lee Humphrey remember 2006 national championship: Members of the Gators' 2006 national championship basketball team reminisce about Florida winning its first national basketball title ten years ago. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)
Florida baseball hosts Jacksonville tonight: The Gators are ranked No. 1 again after winning all four of their games last week, including sweeping then-No.1 Texas A&M. (John Hines, Florida Gators)
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