Jon Horford will finish his college eligibility with one season in Gainesville. The younger brother for former Florida forward Al Horford graduated from Michigan and elected to play his last season at another school. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Horford will do that at Florida.
played in all 37 games for Michigan
last season while earning seven starts. He averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds. His 6-10 frame gives the Gators another big man in the rotation.
The Gators lost starting big men Will Yeguete and Patric Young to graduation from last year's roster and needed to add some size to the team for the 2014-15 season. The first bit of good news came when Chris Walker elected to stay at Florida and not enter the NBA Draft.
Damontre Harris, who left the team last year before returning, remains a wildcard for next season if he can stay out of trouble. Dorian Finney-Smith will likely join the starting lineup after being named SEC Sixth Man of the Year last season.
There are now five transfers on the Florida roster, as Horford joins Eli Carter (Rutgers), Dorian Finney-Smith (Virginia Tech), Damontre Harris (South Carolina) and Alex Murphy (Duke).
The Gators will have three players standing at least 6-10 in Harris, Horford and Walker. Finney-Smith and Murphy are both 6-8 to provide more size.