So far Kentucky has lost two of their talented starters, Julius Randle and James Young, to the NBA. In the next several days the Cats may lose more depending on the decisions of the Harrison twins.
Other contenders have also been hit hard with players leaving for the NBA including; Kansas (Embiid, Wiggins), Arizona (Gordon, Johnson), Syracuse (Ennis, Grant), Duke (Parker, Hood), Michigan (Stauskus, Robinson III, and possibly McGary), UCLA (maybe the toughest matchup in college basketball in Ryan Anderson and crazy athletic Zach Levine).
Another potential off-season win for the Gators would be the transfer of Jon Horford. That would bring extra depth and seasoning as Horford has played in a couple of Final Fours and also a championship game.
Though not the sole beneficiary, Florida should benefit from the coaching changes that should disrupt both programs at Missouri and Tennessee for at least a couple of years. In the long run the Vols and Tigers have better current head coaches now than they had a month ago but it should take some time to reap those benefits. And I guarantee that Billy Donovan is not the only SEC coach that was happy to see the two guard matchup nightmares, Clarkson and Brown, leave early for the NBA.
So there you have some of the reasons this off-season so far has been very good to the Florida basketball program.
Now if only the SEC would re-work the conference schedule and all of a sudden UF plays Kentucky the 1st and 10th game. LOL. (Tongue placed firmly in cheek. I understand the tv draw of the conferences biggest national rivalry. And when has the SEC home office EVER done Florida any scheduling favors in any sport?)