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Billy Donovan says shooting slump may ultimately be good for senior guard Kenny Boynton



Florida senior guard Kenny Boynton is in the midst of a serious shooting slump, but Florida coach Billy Donovan said it's not necessarily as bad a situation as it might appear.

In fact, Donovan said, it may actually be good for Boynton - and the Gators - in the long run.

Boynton has shot just 30.6 percent from 3-point range this season as he adjusts to his new role at point guard.

"This is great for him,,'' Donovan said following Florida's win over Southeastern Louisiana Wednesday night. "And not that I want him going through a difficult time, but he's got to fight through this. And I think anytime anything comes easy for you, and you don't have to work for it,  and struggle for it, and battle, and grind, I think you lose the sense of how hard it is to make shots and be a good player. Obviously for him shooting the basketball the last three games he's really, really struggled shooting the ball. And I thhk that this is going to enable him to succeed, persevere, fight, take on the struggle and take on the challenge and just try to really work through this."

Hear more from Donovan on how he views Boynton's struggle, and whether it's a mechanical problem.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 10:56am]


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