Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan said while he understands Ray Shipman's decision to transfer, he does not have any problem with Shipman having a change of heart and deciding to remain with the Gators. Donovan went through the same thing with Alex Tyus a year ago and I asked him if Ray came to him, how would he react?
April 7, 2010
Our final look at the 2009-10 Gator basketball team will include grading Gator players for this past campaign. Florida had a similar season to the previous two, but the grades will be better because this team played harder more frequently and consistently than the two previous Florida squads. This team also returned to the NCAA Tournament and gave a great performance in a double overtime loss.
March 26, 2010
Sunday in Lexington, Florida got something it had not gotten much of in SEC play. Ray Shipman came off the bench and scored nine points in just eight minutes in the first half and helped the Gators close an 18-point deficit to just 10. However, despite that productivity, Shipman spent 19 minutes on the bench during the second half of the loss to the Kentucky Wildcats.
March 10, 2010
Ray Shipman cannot wait to get back down south and see his family. Lucky for him, when the Gators make a trip to South Florida for the Orange Bowl Classic, he will be just a hop, skip, and jump away from being closer to that family. Shipman talked to the media before practice on Thursday.
December 18, 2009
It didn't take long for Gator fans to see the athletic ability that Ray Shipman brings to the table for the Florida Gators basketball team. The freshman guard/forward wowed the crowd in his first exhibition game with a couple of very nice athletic moves. He also comes off as real focused on his rookie season in this short video segment.
November 13, 2008
Two exhibition games don't tell us a great deal about the Gator basketball team, so the early evaluation of the Gator freshman class should be taken with an entire box of salt. Still we've seen enough from four of the Gators newcomers to have inkling as to what Florida might get from them at least in the early part of this season.
November 7, 2008
The first public commitment to the Gator basketball team in the post-Magic era is a very positive one for a number of reasons. Rayford Shipman is one of the top three or four players in the state and looks like a true two-guard who will be a bit taller than average at that spot.
June 23, 2007