It took longer than anticipated, but Nick Calathes eventually was selected during the NBA draft. The Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the teams that had been considered a possibility to chose Calathes late in round one, instead made him the 45th pick overall and number No. 15 in the second round.
June 25, 2009
I have no problem with Gator basketball player Nick Calathes exploring his options as it relates to his professional basketball future. The system in place is extremely player friendly and anyone who thinks he might want to make the jump to the next level should investigate the situation thoroughly.
April 1, 2009
Nick Calathes did a lot of things right on the basketball court last season for the Gators. He led the team in scoring (16.9) and assists (103) and was second in steals (21). But there were a lot of things missing for the Gators' star freshman and he looks to improve on that this season.
October 16, 2008
After the first season in a decade without an NCAA Tournament bid, the Florida Gators head into the off-season with a pretty clear situation. The Gators have nine potential returning players and a recruiting class of five to make up the roster for next season. At least one of those 14 players (and possibly more) won't be part of the picture.
April 4, 2008
The Florida Gators took another step closer to advancing to New York City with a dominating 82-54 win against Creighton at the O'Connell Center. The win earns UF a trip to Tempe, Ariz. To face the top seed in their bracket of the NIT, Arizona State. The Gators face the Sun Devils on Tuesday night.
March 21, 2008
Florida knew they were getting a good one when Lake Howell's Nick Calathes gave his pledge to Billy Donovan long before his high school career ended. But few if any expected the multi-talented 6-6 freshman to top all other first year players in the SEC.
March 11, 2008