Gators make it official; add Egor Koulechov

The news broke yesterday on with Evan Daniels reporting that Florida basketball head coach Mike White landed star transfer Egor Koulechov to the 2017-2018 roster. Mike White and the program announced it officially on Thursday.

Pronounced (COO-luh-chov), Egor Koulechov is a native of Volgograd, Russia and is transferring from Rice as a graduate senior.  The 6-foot-5 wing man scored 1172 points in 67 games (17.5 average) over the course of two seasons at Rice. He shot .474 from 3-point range and averaged 18.2 points and 8.9 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season, earning first-team All-Conference USA honors.

In a statement released by the program, White voiced his pleasure at the scorer joining the squad and as another guy that can put the ball in the basket for the Gators.

 “We’re thrilled to have Egor come to Florida and join the Gator family,” head coach Mike White said in the statement. “Along with his obvious offensive firepower, Egor will also bring a level of toughness and experience to our team.”

Originally signing with Arizona State, Koulechov has 21 20-point games in his college career, including three of 30 points or more. As a freshman at ASU he averaged 3.7 points in the 27 games he played in before transferring to Rice.

Koulechov will join four other newcomers at Florida for the 2017-2018 season along with transfer Jalen Hudson who transferred in last year from Virginia Tech. Scout 4-star guard Ballard, 4-star forward Chase Johnson, center Isaiah Stokes, and guard Michael Okauru will join as true freshman in the summer completing the 13-man roster for the basketball season.



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