Veterans Trying to Step Up Their Leadership

The Florida men's basketball team is preparing to take on Georgetown College tonight for its final exhibition game before the regular season begins. Head coach Billy Donovan is still looking for more from his guys when it comes to execution but he likes what he sees physically from his team and has been impressed by their grit thus far.

Billy Donovan said he has been presenting his team with adversity in practice to see how they will respond and he hasn't gotten the response he'd like from center Vernon Macklin.

We hear from forward Chandler Parsons first. Parsons talked about taking on freshman Casey Prather in practice and said seniors need to take the team on their shoulders.

Vernon Macklin talked about leadership and said he needs to improve when things aren't going his way.

Kenny Boynton said the first game was a measuring stick of sorts and it was interesting to see how pieces came together.

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