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Few teams can be expected to have a great season the year after losing four senior starters who paced a trip to the Final Four.
But with the remains of that squad—including one of the nation's most accurate three-point shooters and a tremendous athlete waiting for his chance to excel—don't sleep on Florida in 2014-15.
Michael Frazier II had a sweet job with the Gators as a sophomore last season, needing to worry about doing only one thing as the only non-senior in the starting lineup: shoot from deep.
And the 6'4", 200-pound guard did just that, making 118 of 264 threes to finish 10th nationally in three-point field goal percentage (44.7), while setting school records for long shots in a season and in a game (11, against South Carolina on March 4).
Walker, one of the top prospects of the 2013 recruiting class, had to wade through academic eligibility issues before finally making his Florida debut in early February.
He made his presence known right away.
The 6'10", 220-pound forward dunked twice on alley-oops in seven minutes of action, but for the year averaged less than five minutes and 1.9 points in 18 appearances.
Considered such a gifted talent that he gave serious consideration to turning pro after his short stint in college, Walker will be one of the most feared players in the country this fall and is a leading candidate for most improved player.
As the inside presence that will cause defenses to collapse in the paint, he'll provide Frazier with ample space to get open on the perimeter to drain three-pointers all season.