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Florida basketball signs JUCO transfer to bolster front court

Tuongthach Gatkek, who goes by Tuon, is the latest new confront to sign up for the Florida men’s basketball workforce.

The 6-foot-9-inch, a hundred seventy five-pound ahead announced his determination on Tuesday and the college verified his addition to the workforce on Friday. Gatkek played for Trinity Valley Group School previous year and concluded the period 23-three. He averaged 9.seven factors, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for each game.

Gatkek will perform at the rear of Colin Castleton and C.J. Felder, the latter of whom also transferred to the workforce this year. It would not be ridiculous for him to acquire a redshirt both. In simple fact, supplying Gatek a year to add muscle mass to his long body may possibly be the very best feasible possibility in terms of advancement. Florida will have to be cautious though s previous year’s JUCO transfer, Osayi Osifo, transferred to Jacksonville University immediately after not participating in sparsely.

Florida now has five new transfers on the workforce: Myreon Jones (Penn Point out), Phlandrous Fleming (Charleston Southern), guard Brandon McKissic (UMKC) and Felder (Boston School). Castleton is also a previous transfer, coming above from Michigan prior to previous period.

The Gators start off the 2021-22 period on Nov. 9 against Elon.


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