Just because its the middle of the summer, doesnt mean we can’t talk about college hoops.. It’s a year round thing! I already loved Florida coming into 2019/2020, but now I adore them. On Wednesday night the Gators landed 6’10 big man Kerry Blackshear who has been playing at Virginia Tech. Last year he averaged 15ppg and I rated him one of the top transfers in the the market. Blackshear had 5 double doubles over the final 10 games of the season. He chose the Gators over teams like Kentucky, Tennessee and even going back to VA Tech, but after losing Buzz Williams in the off season they seemed unlikely.
Florida is an interesting team headed into next season, first of all they are well coached as Mike White continues to do really good things there. He was able to land Scottie Lewis in the recruiting market who was rated top small forward in the country, him along with Blackshear makes Florida really formidable up front. They also return Isaiah Stokes, top guards Andrew Nembhard and Noah Locke and big Keyontae Johnson.
Florida is a team to me right that you have to consider in the futures market at 16/1. This is a huge coup for the the Gators and gives them a terrific front line. With a future NBA guy in Nembhard i’m pushing really hard for them to be a big time contender, but like always with college hoops, there’s no off season, so get ahead of the curve.