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Florida Gators Ray Shipman transferring. Is the Ivy League in his future?

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GAINESVILLE -- University of Florida guard Ray Shipman is transferring.

Ray Shipman Sr. said on Wednesday that his son is leaving Florida because coach Billy Donovan pigeon-holed him as a defensive stopper early in his career and never allowed Shipman to develop his confidence. Shipman, a former recipient of the Florida Mr. Basketball award, has been a reserve for two years. He averaged 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game as a sophomore. He finished his career at UF with over 50 steals.

Shipman is the fifth player to leave the program in the past two years. The list includes Jonathan Mitchell (Rutgers), Jai Lucas (Texas), Eloy Vargas (Miami Dade College) and Allan Chaney (Virginia Tech).

UF returns all five of its starters next season but Florida now only has three guards: Kenny Boynton Jr., Erving Walker and Nimrod Tishman. Tishman, a freshman from Tel Aviv, hardly ever played last season.

Shipman was named the Southeastern Conference scholar athlete of the year this season. His father said on Wednesday that his son hasn't decided on another school but might be considering one in the Ivy League.

-jo-

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He's too tall. Billy likes our guards to be 5'8 or under. Shipman just too damn tall for us. (sarcasm)

It's pretty ridiculous when the SEC scholar athlete of the year wants to tranfer out of your program...And that's all I have to say about this...for now.

-jo-

why is that ridiculous? He was riding the pine, whether we agree with Donovan's PT minutes or not.

still need 1 more transfer for Billy to hit his annual quota.

Wow, Jo I like the fact your remember their Scholars first. So many people forget that.

Shipman was a huge disappointment for the Gators. 6'5 215 Mr. Florida sounds like he would be a great college player. But he couldn't shoot, didn't dribble well, was an avg passer, didn't get to the rim. Other than playing pretty good defense, there wasn't too much to talk about. The fact that he is considering going to an Ivy league school makes you think he is not cut out to play major div-1 basketball. Hey I wish him luck on the court and in his studies. Sometimes things don't work out like you think they would.

Who in God's name would want to play for Eddie Munster? Expect the exodus to continue. This clown is in over his head. But hey, while abscombing over $3 mill/yr of taxpayer money, why would he care what anybody thought?

Hey cmon this is a Miami Pace kid. No need to rip him. It just didn't work out.


Like so many before him, he was an absolute bust. If you can't move into the starting lineup with Dan Werner ahead of you, well then, maybe the Ivy League will give you some minutes. Given Florida's relatively weak talent level, a Mr. Basketball should have risen above them.

Who in God's name would want to play for Eddie Munster? Expect the exodus to continue. This clown is in over his head. But hey, while abscombing over $3 mill/yr of taxpayer money, why would he care what anybody thought?

Damn UM fans stupidity level is always on display here. A coach that went back to back and has three finals appearances is in over his head? you can't be that stupid? Miami will never sniff a final four appearance let alone a championship.they can't even get into the NIT.

People like you are the reason Miami can't attract more big companies. Big companies have been saying it for years, Miami lacks the talent to support big companies. In other words the majority of the people down here are very dumb. You are a prime example.

Florida basketball talent is over look. This kid should have gone to a school that teaches kids how to play basketball. The florida program doesn't know about developing talent. This up coming year lets all root for Jordan Cooper that can play guard at the next level, from Barbar Goleman.

see ya, Ray. we need ballers, not babies.

New slogan for GAtors & future GAtors;
'come 2 GAniesville as a 4-5 star athlete & leave as a BUST'..

We don't have any scholarships left because we gave a bunch to one star stiffs like Jimmy Gaines, Delmar Taylor, Jeffrey Brown and Kelvin Cain. All guys who were not even recruited by any other major programs. Of course according to many idiots here Randy knows better than accomplished coaches like Nick Saban and Urban Meyer but it is not even worth acknowledging the mental midgets who think that. Even though it doesn't matter for this year considering Henderson is not and was never coming here it still takes away four valuable scholarships that could be used for elite kids next year or a possible transfer from another school. Way to leave yourself with options Randy. Like a bunch of morons on here say in Randy we trust.LOL. LOSERS!!!!! www.firecoachshannon.com

ALA;
Jarred Fayson,
Jamar Hornsby,
Carl Johnson,
Lorenzo Edwards,
Torrey Davis,
John Brown,
Will Hill,
Omar Hunter,
Matt Patchan,
Carl Moore,
Xavier Nixon,
Gary Brown.
EVER HEARD OF THEM GAtor FAN; ALL GAtor 5 STAR RECRUITS, ALL BUSTS..

we can add mr. Shipman to the list..

I don't know why you put those comments over here Tiffany but they are true.

Gator Nation sometimes has disagreements but you never see fans outright battling with each other about the program.

Cane fans are a different story. One half of the miniscule fan base declares they are on the cusp of greatness. The other half bemoans the terrible state of the program. Who is right. The truth lies somewhere right in the middle. The canes are around a .500 team. 21-17 under Captain Clueless.

One thing is for sure. Your holes in your program catch up to you. Nowhere will this be more evident than UM's 2010 record behind that scary thin oline and LB depth. Nobody is going to SWAGGER their way out of that.

Will Hill,
Omar Hunter,
Matt Patchan,
Carl Moore,
Xavier Nixon,

U aint the sharpest tool in the shed canefan. You'll just move on to other nonsense when it is clear that you don't have a stinking clue. that is your M.O. bloodied canefan.

It's especially embarrassing since you have MUCH bigger problems on your OWN paper thin depth chart.

I think its evident by the stupid posts by UM fans on here that they have hit rock bottom.

Its sort of like guys that see a nice car and key it because they don't have one. Its pure jealously.

Miami is a has been. Tough waters ahead cane clowns. Another 4 lose season next year. What's there to look forward to? The womens basketball team winning the WNIT?? Pathetic.

.And that's all I have to say about this...for now.

-jo-

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looking forward to hearing the rest of the story (as Paul Harvey used to say).

I think its evident by the stupid posts by UM fans on here that they have hit rock bottom.
Posted by: Donna Shalala |

I think that Kehoe guy would disagree. Isn't he the one who says, "you haven't seen the bottom yet?"

With UM's depth problems, recruiting problems, coaching problems, non-existent contract talks, lethargic fans, and terrible field they are still going south. The NW 8 is what they are hanging their dreams on. Imagine who tentative it must feel to have your NC aspirations hinging on INT12 and the oline that is in front of him. YIKES!

UM clowns are not only delusional but ignorant as well. In their dreams can their pathetic program compete with the Gators. That is why they are called Miami Morons.


People like you are the reason Miami can't attract more big companies. Big companies have been saying it for years, Miami lacks the talent to support big companies. In other words the majority of the people down here are very dumb. You are a prime example.

Posted by: Donna Shalala | March 24, 2010 at 02:22 PM
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Geez Donna, chill out. I didn't mean to get your thong all in a tither (well, actually I did!). See I love yanking the chain of fools like you and your other Turd losers, who argument is that Gaynesville is were all the "big companies come" because of the talent pool there? Well I suppose you're right genius as Waffle House knew EXACTLY where to find cheese grits cookin' rednecks like you now didn't they? Face it dumb as*, you'll NEVER catch up to us on NC's, regardless of the amount of money that you throw to losers like Eddie Munster and the Meltdown Queen. And BTW, speaking of women, why is it you insist on calling yourself one? Interesting (but scary)...


UM clowns are not only delusional but ignorant as well. In their dreams can their pathetic program compete with the Gators. That is why they are called Miami Morons.

Posted by: THE305 | March 24, 2010 at 04:43 PM
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UF clowns are not only delusional but ignorant as well. In their dreams can their pathetic program compete with the Canes. That is why they are called the Gaynesville Turds.


Cane fans -- is that all you guys got??? Stealing $3 mil from taxpayers? Ummm -- UF has an independent athletic association that pays the salaries for coaches (not the state). You want to talk about fleecing the taxpayers then look at your own history - the Pell grant scam in the late '80's and early '90's (you know the one canes fans!) -- now that was a fleecing of the taxpayers!

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