Florida’s Patric Young Staying in School
University of Florida men’s basketball center Patric Young (Jacksonville, Fla.) announced on Monday that he will return for his senior season in 2013-14.
“I have the chance to finish my degree and play another season for Coach Donovan with great teammates and friends at a place I love,” Young said. “These first three years have gone by in a flash, and I can’t believe it is my senior year already. I have gotten better as a player and better as a man at the University of Florida. I believe God has my future in his hands, so all I am worried about now is getting better this summer and making it the hardest I have trained in my life.”
Young, the two-time SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, has played in all 111 games over his three seasons at Florida. Since moving into the starting lineup as a sophomore, he has averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He will return with a chance to become the 50th Gator to join the 1,000-point club, having scored 878 career points to date.