He had to split time at point guard with Kasey Hill, who was a class ahead of him, throughout his first three seasons, and early last season his frustration reached a tipping point.
And for him to be the guy, if it fact it can happen for him [Saturday], to be the all-time leader in such an important statistical category, it’s a really neat thing for him.” Chiozza prides himself on being an unselfish player with a pass-first mentality, and yet when the Gators have needed it most he’s also proven to be a clutch scorer for this team time and time again.
Of course, he hit the buzzer-beater against Wisconsin in the Sweet 16 that led every highlight show around the country last March, and he’s added to his highlight reel many times since, including his memorable steal and layup to beat Missouri at the buzzer earlier this season.
He also ranks second in the conference with 1.9 steals per contest and even ranks third on the team with 4.6 rebounds, turning in an all-around spectacular final season.
And at that point he just sold out to the Gators and to his teammates.