Gators in the NBA

Florida has sent numerous players to the professional ranks through the years, and currently have nine former players on the court in the NBA.

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Udonis Haslem and Jason Williams were 40 percent of the Miami Heat's starting lineup, helping guide their team to the 2006 NBA title. The tandem became the first former Gators to win an NBA title since Vernon Maxwell was a member of the Houston Rockets' 1994 and 1995 NBA champion squads. Matt Bonner added to that distinguished list in 2007 as a member of the San Antonio Spurs.


Florida had an SEC-leading 12 players drafted this decade, including 10 since 2003 alone. The Gators have had at least one player drafted six of the last seven years. Florida had seven first round picks this decade.