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'KBJ' can't wait to be a Florida Gator

GAINESVILLE -- A quick note here before I put the blog to bed. Plantation American Heritage guard and future Florida Gator Kenny Boynton, Jr. attended Florida's 74-60 win against Miami on Friday night. I spoke to Kenny briefly during halftime and asked him why he wasn't down in Miami attending the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

KBJ "Because there is no place I'd rather be than right here watching this game," Boynton Jr. said.

[PICTURED: KBJ no longer sports the Ray Shipman hairstyle.]

Kenny can't wait to suit up for the Gators. (Billy Donovan can't wait for Kenny to suit up for the Gators). The South Florida prep star and McDonald's All-American sat directly behind the Gators' bench during the game. He drank soda. He ate hot dogs. He wore gigantic bling in his ears.

After the game, Boynton Jr. went into the Gators' locker room and sat quietly (three lockers down from Nick Calathes) with the team while reporters gathered their post-game quotes. Asked what he hopes to contribute next season as a freshman, Boynton Jr. said, "Defensive intensity."

-jo-

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