The Florida Gators basketball program received some good news on Thursday when they landed USF transfer John Egbunu. He must sit out the entire 2014-15 season, per NCAA rules, but will have three years of eligibility after the redshirt season.
Egbunu, listed between 6’10 and 7-feet-tall, started in 31 of 32 games during his lone season at USF. He set the school’s freshman record for rebounds with 198 (averaging 6.2 per game), and notched 43 blocks on the season – good for third all-time among USF freshmen. Egbunu’s best game came in a New Year’s Eve battle against No. 18 Memphis, when he went off for 20 points and 14 rebounds.
For USF, the transfer marks the school’s fifth departure since coach Orlando Antigua was brought in to replace Stan Heath. As for the Gators, Egbunu marks the latest front-court transfer landed by Billy Donovan – joining the likes of Dorian Finney-Smith, Alex Murphy and, most recently, Jon Horford.
There are few good highlight reels of Egbunu’s time at USF, so below is a clip of the big man at the 2012 NBPA Camp for top high school players.