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Wednesday June 25, 2014 GatorLinks: Golden Billy D, Wilbekin update, Gators' depth chart on special teams, more tidbits

VIDEO: Highlights from Gators coach Billy Donovan's USA U18 squad's win Wednesday.

Former Gators center Patric Young plans to be at home in Jacksonville on Thursday night to watch the NBA Draft. Young is expected to become the 12th UF player selected in the draft since 2007.

I'm scheduled to talk to Young later today for a story on what the past month has been like and his expectations for the draft. Check back with GatorZone.com later for the story.

For now, here are some fresh links from around the Internet of interest to Florida fans:

--Gators coach Billy Donovan had a good Wednesday night, leading the USA U18 national team to a 113-79 victory over Canada for the FIBA Americas Tournament title. Click here for a story and video from The Colorado Springs Gazette.

--For more on what Donovan and players had to say afterward, check out this link from USA Basketball.

--Speaking of Young, he has been doing a draft diary for OnlyGators.com. Click here to find out who he bumped into at the Boston airport earlier this week.

--Young's former teammate, point guard Scottie Wilbekin, worked out for the Orlando Magic this week writes Edgar Thompson of The Orlando Sentinel.

--Former Gators center Mike Pouncey, entering his fourth season with Miami, is out indefinitely following hip surgery writes Josh Katzowitz of CBSSports.com.

--Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley offers up some thoughts on five players who need to come through for the Gators in the fall.

--You have seen some UF fan initiatives announced of late. Other schools across the country are also trying to connect more with fans in today's fast-paced world writes ESPN.com.

--ESPN.com's Florida beat writer Jeff Barlis examines the Gators' two-deep depth chart on special teams.

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