Gators’ Patric Young Can Cut Lose This Year

Gators_Patric_Young_2013GAINESVILLE — It’s finally only about basketball for Patric Young.

He arrived four years ago as a McDonald’s All-American and the next superstar big man for Florida.

Now a senior, the former Providence School star doesn’t have to worry about leaving school early, his draft position or what the headlines read. He’s going to the NBA in April, but for now he just wants to play his final year of college ball.

“I just really want to play free,” Young said. “In that sense, free of expectations, free of pressure, [and] free of people telling me this or that. Just going out there to be the best Patric Young I can be by doing what I do best.”

Source: Adam Pincus, Florida Times Union