When it comes to the NBA draft, the Florida Gators aren't exactly a hot topic, unless we are talking about the 2007 NBA draft, where three Gators were drafted in the Top 10. However, there are a couple of current Florida players who have a chance to go pro.
Although there is no telling who an NBA team will pick in the draft, based on skill set alone, these three Florida players have a real chance at going pro.
Read on to find out which three Gators have a chance to play at the next level.
There is no doubt that Patric Young will be drafted in the upcoming draft. That is unless, of course, if he decides to stick around at Florida for his senior year.
Young may not be the most valuable player on the Gators, but he definitely has the most upside to him when it comes to being a professional athlete.
Young's big body was made for the NBA and he will most likely be a lottery pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He plays good defense and his offensive game is certainly coming around. Young will most likely have a breakout season for Florida this year, since he will be one of the go-to guys for the team, which will make NBA teams want him that much more.
Casey Prather sure has a long ways to go, only averaging two points per game last season, but that is a result of Prather not getting much playing time. This year, however, he will be on the court much more and will actually be valuable to the Florida team.
Prather stands at 6'6'', which is a decent size for a small forward at the next level, but he could definitely add some more muscle.
What makes Prather so special, though, is his defensive abilities. This guy also has mad hops, so expect him to rack up the boards this season.
Prather hasn't really proved his worth for Florida yet, but he will play a lot more in 2012, and he will show what he is made of.
Kenny Boynton was the leading scorer for the Florida Gators last season, with 15.9 points per game, and he will be the leading scorer for the Gators in the upcoming season.
Boynton is one heck of a shooter from anywhere on the court and he can get to the basket when he wants to.
The biggest issue with Boynton, though, is he is a shooting guard in a point guard's body. Boynton is 6'3'', so it could be worse, but he will have to learn how to play the point if he wants to make it at the next level.
Boynton should have his best season yet, being the main man in Florida, so NBA teams might just be persuaded by his talents.
If you’re a tweeter, feel free to follow me @TheTrevorLowry.