Tag:Chandler Parsons
Posted on: January 12, 2011 11:15 am
Edited on: January 12, 2011 11:31 am

Boynton's shot was questionable but perfect

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Florida had a four-point lead with less than a minute remaining in overtime, and Kenny Boynton was on the left wing dribbling, mostly just running down the shot clock. I knew right then that he was determined to launch a 3-pointer, for better or worse.

I thought for worse.

You, Chandler Parsons?

"I knew it was cash," Parsons said with a big smile. "He has ice in his veins."

Perhaps. But Boynton also misses seven out of every 10 3-pointers he attempts, so you can understand my skepticism. If he clanks that shot, Tennessee might grab a long rebound, take off the other way, score in transition quickly and make it a one-possession game. That's why I cringed for Florida fans when Boynton let it fly, then laughed when the shot swished and secured what ultimately was an 81-75 road win for the Gators.

Such is life with Boynton.

I've seen Florida play in person twice this season. First time I watched Boynton finish 0-of-6 on 3-pointers against UNC-Wilmington on Nov. 12. Second time I watched Boynton finish 3-of-7 on 3-pointers against Tennessee late Tuesday. He is off-mark enough to hurt you (0-of-6 from beyond the arc in Florida's loss to Jacksonville) but streaky enough to help (3-of-7 from beyond the arc in Florida's win over UT), and I'm convinced this will be the case for Boynton and Florida till expired eligibility do them part.

He could shoot the Gators to the Elite Eight or straight out of the second round.

From a statistical standpoint, obviously, the latter is more likely.

But it cut the other way late Tuesday against the Vols.

So now the Gators are 2-0 in the SEC.
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:38 pm
Edited on: August 4, 2010 1:41 pm

Chandler Parsons is taller than you remember

There's a lot of reasons Billy Donovan's Florida Gators will be a contender to win the SEC this season. Among those reasons is the ongoing development of senior Chandler Parsons, who has -- if you can believe this -- actually gotten bigger and taller over the past few months.

Yes, he grew.

"They measured me and I was 6-foot-9 barefoot, and I used to be 6-9 with shoes on," Parsons said by phone Wednesday. "So I'm pretty sure I'm about 6-10, 225 pounds now with shoes."

That's not bad size for a wing who shot 35.8 percent from 3-point range last season while averaging 12.4 points per game. It's even more impressive when you realize Parsons was listed at 6-8, 180 pounds coming out of high school.
Category: NCAAB
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