On December 28, former Houston Bellaire and Florida Gator Jai Lucas announced his intentions to transfer to Texas and play for head coach Rick Barnes. After the completion of all of the necessary paperwork to make the transfer official, Lucas began working out with the Longhorns a week ago and is beginning to get settled.
January 23, 2009
Former Houston Bellaire and Florida point guard Jai Lucas will transfer to Texas after announcing his decision on a radio show in Houston. The 5-10 floor general, who announced his intentions to leave Florida on November 5, started 36 games as a freshman for the Gators and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and played in the Gators exhibition opener on November 3 before deciding to transfer.
December 28, 2008
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.
December 27, 2008
A few weeks ago Texas native Jai Lucas announced he would be transferring from Florida after the fall semester. Lucas, who started every game for the Gators last season, averaged 8.5 ppg. as a freshman. Has he made a decision on his destination? BigPuprleNation.com has the answers. If you don't have a premium membership you are missing out!
November 20, 2008
BigPurpleNation.com has learned that Jai Lucas, former starting guard at the University of Florida, has asked his transcripts be sent to TCU. Last week the sophomore announced he would be transferring from Florida after the fall semester. Lucas, who started every game for the Gators last season, averaged 8.5 ppg. as a freshman.
November 11, 2008
Fresh off of their first exhibition game of the season, the Florida Gators got a bit of surprising news on Wednesday when starting guard Jai Lucas approached Head Basketball Coach Billy Donovan with his intentions of transferring. Donovan passed this on to the media Wednesday only an hour or so after talking it over with Lucas.
November 5, 2008
After the first season in a decade without an NCAA Tournament bid, the Florida Gators head into the off-season with a pretty clear situation. The Gators have nine potential returning players and a recruiting class of five to make up the roster for next season. At least one of those 14 players (and possibly more) won't be part of the picture.
April 4, 2008
The Florida Gators are off to a remarkable start to the SEC season. With wins in five of their first six games, Florida holds a slight lead over Tennessee in the East division, and the Vols have spent all of the season in the top 10 of both polls. Looking at the numbers, it's clear to see that several Gators have stepped up their games during conference play.
January 30, 2008