By Andy Hutchins
There’s never been a Florida Gator taken No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft. No matter: The Gators that do get selected all pan out, almost to a man.
While reading some NBA Draft coverage yesterday — and preparing our own stuff for this evening — I noted that, in Bill Simmons’s latest epic undertaking, a repicking of every NBA Draft since 1995, the Gators were almost uniformly excellent picks.
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Not one of the six Gators taken in the lottery under Billy Donovan in the era Simmons circumscribes — Bradley Beal in 2012, Al Horford, Corey Brewer, and Joakim Noah in 2007, Mike Miller in 2000, and Jason Williams way back in 1998 — fell into Simmons’s Lottery Whiffs pack.
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