Prather has come a long way

It is talked about in every television broadcast of Gators basketball games this season, but the metamorphosis of Casey Prather as a senior from his previous three years on campus is pretty amazing. Prather went from a timid and relatively weak forward as a freshman to a frustrated sophomore and junior, to a senior that his teammates can count on at any moment in a game.

There were always flashes of brilliance from Casey Prather in his first three years on campus. As a junior he had a couple of big games. But, there was a ton of frustration over the previous two seasons because he was such a high level performer in practice and it didn't seem to transfer to the court during games for head coach Billy Donovan and company.

Donovan stuck by his small forward through the trials and inserted him when he could, pulling him when times got too tough for the young man.

Prather stayed strong and with the help of teammates has become a terrific scorer and go to guy for this Florida team. Here is a pictorial look at Casey's career at Florida we hope you will enjoy.

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