Will veteran leadership make Gators better this season?
When Chandler Parsons arrived at Florida in 2007, the most experienced player on the team was then-junior guard Walter Hodge. Parsons and his freshman teammates were left to learn and adjust to the college game mostly through trial and error.
Florida opens the 2010 season Friday night with five returning starters, including three seniors: Parsons, Vernon Macklin and Alex Tyus.
And the Gators believe that veteran leadership will be a key factor in Florida's success this season.
Hear Parsons on that subject and getting ready for the season opener: