Jai Lucas to Wear Burnt Orange and White?

Former Houston Bellaire guard Jai Lucas will announce his future destination on Sunday night after announcing he was transferring from Florida on November 5. The 5-9 point guard started 36 games as a freshman and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and played in the Gators exhibition opener on November 3 before deciding to transfer. The Texas Longhorns are one of several teams being considered.

Jai Lucas is ready for the next step in his life. The former Houston Bellaire and Florida Gator point guard will announce his future destination on Sunday night at 9:15pm on a local Houston radio show hosted by Jim Hicks of RCS Sports.

Since receiving his official release from Florida in November, nearly a dozen programs have been mentioned as possibilities for the experienced point guard. Early reports had Kentucky, Miami (FL), Arkansas, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Baylor, Rice and Stanford among the schools would be looked at as possible destinations.

In recent weeks, talk has been centered around Lucas staying closer to home bringing into to play Big 12 programs such as Texas, Baylor and Texas A&M and one SEC program in Arkansas. The Rice Owls have also received mention.

All indications point to Lucas selecting the Texas Longhorns as his new home.

Lucas announced his decision to transfer from Florida on November 5 two days after the Gators first exhibition game against Warner.

The son of former NBA star John Lucas started all 36 games as a freshman for the Gators earning SEC All-Freshman team honors after averaging 8.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30-minutes per game. The 5-10 point guard led the Gators in three-point percentage at 43.5% (37-85) and scored a career-high 19 points in Florida's SEC opener at Alabama.

In addition to shooting 43.5% from long range, Lucas converted 46.0% of his field goal attempts (109-237) and 71.4% (50-70) of his free throw attempts for a Florida team that advanced to the semi-finals of the postseason NIT.

Lucas signed with Florida in the spring of 2007 after a standout career at Bellaire High. Lucas was a three time 21-5A Player of the Year and averaged 26.3 points and 7.5 assists as a senior. After his senior season, the crafty offensive player was selected to the 2007 McDonald's All-American game and Jordan Brand Classic.

Lucas was ranked the #45 prospect in the 2007 class coming out of Bellaire High.


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