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Sunday July 20, 2014 Young signs, Zunino on catching King Felix, Richard's work, more Gators tidbits

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Former UF standout Patric Young will start NBA career with New Orleans Pelicans.

Good to see former Gators forward/center Patric Young fulfill his dream of earning a spot in the NBA.

Young tweeted Saturday that he has signed a contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Undrafted to the surprise of many, Young was invited by the Pelicans to play on their summer-league team.

In five games Young averaged 7.4 points and 8 rebounds to earn a contract offer.

Here is more on Young and other Gator-related news via some fresh links:

--Pelicans extend Patric Young a contract writes John Reid of

--On the flip side, some tough news for Young's former UF teammate, forward Devon Walker, who is out with a knee injury writes Jeff Borzello of

--Will Muschamp, Jeff Driskel, Gators need to rise above happy noise writes Orlando Sentinel columnist George Diaz.

--A projected fall camp Gators depth chart via Thomas Goldkamp of

--Mariners ace Felix Hernandez became the first big-league pitcher since 1986 on Saturday to pitch seven or more innings and allow two runs or less in 12 consecutive starts. Former Gators catcher Mike Zunino discusses what it's like to catch Hernandez via The Seattle Times.

--If you didn't get enough of SEC Football Media Days or want to catch up, here is a good one-stop shopping link from

--Former Gator Chris Richard is on a mission to make his hometown a safer place writes Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun.

--Playing to save coach? Former Gators TE Ben Troupe can relate writes David Jones of Florida Today.

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