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Tishman Cleared to Play
Florida Coach Billy Donovan comments on the significance of knowing Tishman will be able to play this season.
On getting Tishman cleared:
"He's all set. He's fully cleared to play. He's been practicing. I think it's good news for him and our team and at least that's something that's behind us now."
On what Tishman can do to help the Gators:
"I think that he has shown at least in the first 10 days that he can play some point. He has really, really good vision. He's picked up things very well. He has a high basketball IQ. He's a very good passer. He's going to be able to give us some minutes in the backcourt. Him being eligible to play gives us a little bit more depth back there than we had."
On how ready Tishman is to play:
"I think he had some huge adjustments to make on the defensive end of the floor because I think the game is played totally differently in Europe than it is here. That's any area of concern that we have. He's got to get a lot better defensively and that needs to be an area he really focuses on."
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