Monday, February 25, 2013
Who fills in for Gators' Frazier?
By Joe Kaiser
The concussion that Florida freshman Michael Frazier II suffered on Saturday will keep the 6-foot-4 shooting guard out for the near future. Will the Gators go to a shortened rotation? If not, who else can be counted on to step up in Frazier's place?
According to Michael DiRocco of ESPN's GatorNation, Florida coach Billy Donovan said freshmen Dillon Graham, Braxton Ogbueze and DeVon Walker will have to step in for Frazier against Tennessee on Tuesday, and maybe even at home next Saturday against Alabama. DiRocco points out that none of the three have played more than 37 minutes in 14 SEC games, so this figures to be a big test for each of them.
"No, no, we can't do that [go with a six-man rotation]. We've got to play eight guys," Donovan tells the website. "We've got to get another guy to go in there. We have to use Braxton or Dillon and DeVon. We have to use those guys because right now Yeguete's not playing Tuesday and neither is Frazier. So in terms of the rotation, six guys is not enough to go to Knoxville with."