When the Gator basketball teams take the court this season, there will be the usual freshmen making their collegiate debut in the orange and blue. Both the mens’ and womens’ rosters feature freshmen from all around the world. WUFT-FM’s Matthew Cretul has more on some “not-so-new” newcomers. You can catch Scottie Wilbekin when the men open their season on Thursday, October 28th as they take on Florida Tech in an exhibition match. Jaterra Bonds and the women’s team open their season on Saturday, November 13th as they welcome the UCF Knights to the O’Dome.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/cretulbasketball.mp3]
Florida coach Jim McElwain has not yet declared a starting quarterback for the upcoming season but is instead planning to play all three candidates: freshman Feleipe Franks, grad transfer Malik Zaire, and 2016 starter Luke Del Rio.