Tishman Enrolls at Florida

Basketball prospect Nimrod Tishman has enrolled at the University of Florida and is attending classes on the first day of the fall semester. If he clears all the hurdles remaining, the 6-4 guard is expected to add much needed depth to the 2009-10 Gator backcourt.

Nimrod Tishman is a native of Israel and impressed many observers with his play at this summer's Europe U-19 tournament where he averaged 18.6 points and 4.2 assists in five games with 2.8 assists and 2.2 steals per contest.

His best game came when he scored 26 points in leading Israel to a stunning 63-62 upset of Russia with Tishman scoring the winning basket. He is more of a shooting guard for his team but reportedly handles and passes the ball well enough to play minutes at the point. The talented guard won't turn 18 until December.

Vargas No Longer With Gators

While Tishman prepares for joining the Gator squad, sophomore center Eloy Vargas has left the team. Vargas posted on his Facebook site that he was visiting Kentucky this past weekend. He would have to sit out one season wherever he goes and would have three years of eligibility afterwards. Vargas played in just nine games last season, scoring five points (all at the free throw line) and grabbing six rebounds. He missed all ten shots he took from the field.

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