Florida is not a school with a long tradition of basketball excellence. Most of the Gators' success has been within the last 15 years. That's when UF hired a young, but very talented Billy Donovan as head coach.
Up until then, Florida basketball had only five NCAA Tournament appearances and only one visit to a Final Four. Since that time, Florida has been among the most successful programs in the country.
Florida fans love to debate all day long about the greatest football players and teams in Gator history, but rarely have I been in a debate about the greatest basketball players. But now there are enough of them to have a serious debate.
Here are my Top Ten: