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.

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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