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Plenty of Promise for 2008-09

Marreese Speights

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.

The Gators can spend the next six months focusing on individual improvement in getting prepared for another season. Here's one opinion about what each of the nine current Gators need to do in order to take their game up a notch or two. Marreese Speights --- Speights ended up with good numbers (14.5/8.1) in his first season as a starter and some projections have him as a first round pick if he...

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