If you take a look at Patric Young’s stat line over the course of his career at Florida, nothing, outside of free throw percentage, has drastically changed since he became a regular starter during his sophomore season. What has changed, however, is the way he approaches the game. Young has bought into Billy Donovan’s system, and has become the glue of the No. 1-ranked Gators. For that reason, Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis has selected the big man as his 2014 All-Glue Team’s captain. Young is the second Florida player to make the annual list, joining Justin Hamilton who was honored in 2001 and 2003.
Alongside Young on this year’s squad are the following:
Tekele Cotton, 6-2 junior guard, Wichita State
Josh Gasser, 6-3 junior guard, Wisconsin
Justin Jackson, 6-foot-8 senior forward, Cincinnati
T.J. McConnell, 6-1 junior guard, Arizona
Akil Mitchell, 6-8 senior forward, Virginia
Honorable mentions: Jerami Grant, Syracuse; Briante Weber, VCU; J.J. O’Brien, San Diego State; Denzel Valentine, Michigan State; Grant Gibbs, Creighton; Melsahn Basabe, Iowa; Brian Voelkel, Vermont; Halil Kanacevic, Saint Joseph’s; Jordan Fouse, UW-Green Bay; J.P Tokoto, North Carolina; Hugh Greenwood, New Mexico; Dustin Hogue, Iowa State; Amile Jefferson, Duke; Derrick Gordon, UMass; Stephen Van Tresse, Louisville.
For a list of past selections, and explanation why this year’s players were chosen, visit SI.com.