Former Gators star Patric Young makes Pelicans’ 15 man roster

Amid an avalanche of misery for the Gators’ football team comes a ray of promise from one of Florida fans’ favorite Gators.

Patric Young, the motor of the Gators’ baasketball team the last few years, was selected to the New Orleans Pelicans’ 15 man roster. The Pelicans could still technically release Young at any time if they want to, but 15 is the regular season limit. So it seems like a safe bet that he will be a Pelican going forward.

It’s fantastic to see Young continuing to fight through the odds like this. All throughout last year, people were saying that he wouldn’t even get drafted. And he didn’t. But after New Orleans signed him, he immediately went to work for the Pelicans. The clincher may have been last night, when he put down the game clinching dunk to beat the Mavericks. Roughly 20 hours following that slam dunk, the Pelicans trimmed their roster down to the regular season limit of 15 and announced that Young was one of them.

It’s that never say die attitude, proving everybody wrong and doing all he possibly can to represent the name on the front of his jersey, that makes me proud to call Young a Gator. Best of luck to you, Pat. Gator Nation is behind you 100%.