Kenny Boynton: Florida's Fate Lies in Boyton's Ability to Play Through Pain
Kenny Boynton Will Have To Be The Key For The Florida Gators To Advance
We've already talked about how Florida needs their forwards to be the players they can be to beat BYU.
That's definitely true, but they also need Kenny Boynton badly too.
The Gators are at their best when they play inside-out and get the forwards involved. But that also works when the forwards can draw the defense in and then kick the ball out to Boynton or Erving Walker for an open perimeter shot.
So with that in mind, the Florida faithful had to be breathing a sigh of relief that Boynton practiced yesterday and will play tonight, according to the Florida Times-Union. Boynton had suffered a sprained ankle during the Gators' Round of 32 win against UCLA.
As much as the forward play is important, Boynton in the right situation is just as important. When he's on his game and hitting the outside shots he does take, that makes him so much more dangerous from the outside and it gives the Gators a very big perimeter threat that makes them so hard to defend. Plus the forwards need someone to get the ball to them.
The problem with Boynton is always making sure he's making the correct amount of shots and not jacking up three-pointers at will. Now if he's making those shots, all of a sudden that's a different story. But all of this is up in the air right now.
A lot of this will depend on how healthy Boynton is and what he can do on that ankle. If it holds up, that's a big plus for Florida.
We'll find out the answer soon enough.
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