Apr 5, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Florida Gators center Patric Young (middle) controls a rebound against the Connecticut Huskies in the second half during the semifinals of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Patric Young will play with New Orleans Pelicans summer league team


The Florida Gators advanced to the Final Four last year after being ranked No. 1 for much of the college basketball season, but despite the success in the college game, zero Gators were selected during the 2014 NBA Draft.

One night after believing their NBA dreams had been dashed some of those players who starred under Billy Donovan in Gainesville are hoping to catch on with a team during the summer.

One of the more notable players to go undrafted last night and had a number of people asking where he would get snatched up to play in the summer league was hulking power forward Patric Young who will play for the New Orleans Pelicans summer league team and hope to impress the coaches and make the regular season roster.

The 6-9, 240-pound Young averaged 11 points and 6.3 rebounds last season.

The player who may have been the best player for Florida last year during their run to the Final Four last March was point guard Scottie Wilbekin. He went undrafted over concerns about his ability to make a consistent shot and questions about his size and off-the-court issues will try to make the roster of either the Memphis Grizzlies or Philadelphia 76ers acccording to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders.

Wilbekin averaged 13.1 points and 3.6 assists last season.

Another Gator, Casey Prather, has yet to sign with a team for a spot on a summer league roster, but is talking with “three or four” teams about accepting an invite.

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