I wrote about last night's game for my own new blog (www.fastbreak.info), because Young was beastly. Not the stats, just the impact:
With Florida nursing a small lead and Tennessee fighting to make it a one posession game, Young went for an offensive rebound, diving head-first into a pile of Volunteers. While on the ground, he managed to pass the rock out, Florida went on to eat some more clock and that, folks, was all she wrote.
We‚Äôll let coach Billy Donovan break it down. ‚ÄúIt was an incredible play, I though, by him. You know, he sold out. Two guys were in front of him, he went past ‚Äėem, made an incredible play and came up with the loose basketball.‚ÄĚ Young had four foules by than, as Billy noted, but the rebound was priceless. ‚ÄúThere was a lot of time taking off the clock, because of our offensive rebounding.‚ÄĚ
It‚Äôs no coincedence the Gators got some offensive boards. According to Patric Young, it was a focus point coming in to the game: ‚ÄúDefinately, because Jarnell (Stokes) and (Jeronne) Maymon are probably the best rebounders in our league. We know we had to go in there and bleed, battle and fight.‚ÄĚ
(http://www.fastbreak.info/ncaa/patric-y ... tennessee/)
So in short, I love this dude's intensity, his physique and I think any skilled NBA big guy-coach can make him a very usefull player. What do you guys think?