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Orlando Christian Prep shooting guard Isaiah Brown has committed to the Florida Gators recruiting class of 2024 Sunday, according to On3’s Joe Tipton.
The two players — Iona sophomore transfer guard Walter Clayton Jr. and Marshall freshman transfer center Micah Handlogten — joined Yale graduate transfer forward EJ Jarvis as a part of UF’s recruiting class. However, the Gators still need three more players to complete a 15-man roster for the 2023-2024 season.
The Gators men's basketball team landed its fourth transfer of the offseason. Former Seton Hall senior forward Tyrese Samuel announced his commitment to Florida Sunday night on Twitter.
Iona sophomore guard Walter Clayton Jr. announced his commitment to the Gators Tuesday. He chose Florida over St. John's and is the third player to join UF through the transfer portal. Clayton was named the 2022-2023 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference player of the year.
The Florida Gators men’s basketball program continues to recruit players in the transfer portal to build UF’s 2023-2024 roster going into year two under head coach Todd Golden and his staff.
Marshall transfer freshman center Micah Handlogten announced Monday on Twitter he committed to the Florida Gators. The seven-footer chose the Gators over Auburn, Georgia, Missouri and four other schools from his top eight.
Gators guard Riley Kugel will officially return to Florida for his sophomore season.
Florida head coach Todd Golden and his staff immediately made an impression on the All-Ivy League second-team senior with their genuineness and honesty, Jarvis said. After briefly meeting current players and having discussions about the program, it was a done deal.
Yale transfer forward EJ Jarvis will join the Florida Gators as a graduate transfer he announced on Twitter Friday. He signed with UF instead of Miami, Georgetown, Notre Dame and four others.
Golden — going into his second season — now has a better understanding of the program after a full season against top competition, intense Southeastern Conference matchups and postseason play, he said.
The Florida Gators (16-17, 9-9 SEC) lost to the Central Florida Knights (19-14, 8-10 AAC) 67-49 in their first-round matchup of the NIT Wednesday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The Gators shot 16.7% from behind the arc and allowed UCF to knock down 40% of its own triples.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs (21-11, 9-10 SEC) defeated the Florida Gators (16-15, 9-10 SEC) 69-68 in overtime Thursday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee. The defeat stole Florida’s shot at the 2023 SEC title.