Patric Young speaks at Homecoming Alumni Chapel
Patric Young wowed Stallion Nation when he joined Providence in 2009 for his Senior Year. This 6’10 center became a McDonald’s All-American — one of only five boys’ basketball players to receive that award in Northeast Florida. He led the Stallions to the FHSAA Class 2A boys’ basketball championship that season, earning the Times-Union’s All-First Coast player of the year award.
Patric signed with Florida and played for the Gators for four NCAA Tournament seasons from 2010-14, scoring 1,307 points to rank 28th all-time at the school. His 150 games played rank second in program history, and he also stands third in offensive rebounds (345), sixth in blocks (160) and ninth in field-goal percentage (.577) in the university record books. Young twice received second-team All-SEC recognition at UF and won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014. He was also named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year three consecutive years while with the Gators.
After his college career, he spent four years playing professional basketball in Turkey, Greece and Italy. Now, this telecommunication major at Florida works as a college basketball analyst on SEC Network and as Head Business Development at Campus Legends. Currently, Patric is working hard to fight back against a spinal cord injury, a result of a car accident this summer. Our favorite Gator basketball star is ready to share with his Stallion family how God is working on him through this situation and how he is choosing joy and trusting God with each day.