Florida Basketball: Players Gators Can Turn to in the Clutch

Trevor Lowry@@TheTrevorLowryContributor ISeptember 18, 2012

Florida Basketball: Players Gators Can Turn to in the Clutch

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    The Florida Gators were without a doubt one of the top teams in the country last season when it came to shooting three-pointers. The Gators are losing a couple of their shooting assassins from last year, but they will still have plenty of players that they can turn to in the clutch in the 2012-13 college basketball season.

    Now, not everyone of these players have to be a three-point shooting specialist, but that is usually what people think of when it comes to hitting the big shot. However, the Gators have one player in mind that is not a threat from behind the arc that will come up big next season when Florida really needs him to.

    Read on to see three players that the Florida Gators can turn to in the clutch in the upcoming season. 

Patric Young

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    When the Gators are down by three points with barely any time left, Patric Young will not be counted on to hit the game-tying three, but he will still be a clutch player for Florida, regardless.

    Young will be one of the go-to guys for the Gators, and he will be counted on not only to make big shots, but big stops on defense as well. 

    Young shot 61.8 percent from the field last season. He may not have attempted a single three, but he is still very reliable when Florida needs a basket. 

Erik Murphy

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    Erik Murphy is sort of Florida's secret weapon in terms of being the tallest player on the team but still having the ability to sink threes like they are nothing.

    If the Gators' guards are ever not open and Florida needs a big three, or a shot from anywhere for that matter, Murphy is very capable of hitting the clutch shot. 

    Now that Erving Walker and Bradley Beal are no longer on the team, Murphy will play a much bigger role for Florida. 

Kenny Boynton

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    Being one of the best players in the country and a scoring machine, the Gators can definitely count on Kenny Boynton in the clutch. 

    Boynton is the No. 1 option in Florida, so he will be the go-to guy for the Gators all season long. 

    Whether if it is hitting a big three or driving to the basket, Boynton can do it all.


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