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Forgotten Sophomore Ready to Lead

Forgotten Sophomore Ready to Lead

It's easy to understand all of the hoopla that surrounded the decisions of Joakim Noah, Al Horford and Corey Brewer to return for their junior seasons. Two would have been lottery picks and all would have been first round picks in June's NBA draft. Instead they are back on the practice court to get ready for another campaign with the Florida Gators.

Yet we often overlook the four member of the Gator recruiting class known as the "'04's". (Pronounced oh-fours) Taurean Green is not going to get the NBA all gaga over his athleticism or quickness. He offers no thunderous dunks or spectacular steals. He doesn't swat opponents' shots into the cheap seats. Still, the Gators would find it harder to replace Green than any of his more gifted classmates...

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