Florida basketball lands commitment from transfer PG
Mike White has turned to the transfer circuit for another big addition to his squad.
Former Cleveland State PG Tyree Appleby announced his commitment to Florida on late Sunday night via his Twitter account. Appleby is described as a “sit one, play two” transfer, meaning he won’t be available for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign, but will be able to play (up to) two seasons with the Gators. Adam Silverstein of Only Gators notes that White’s familiarity with Appleby helped land the commitment. White coached Tyree’s brother Raheem at Louisiana Tech.
With Tyree, the Gators are getting a point guard who can score. Appleby was a standout in the Horizon League, averaging 17.2 points and 5.6 assists per game. It’s unclear how Florida’s guard situation will look once Appleby is eligible to suit up in orange and blue. Andrew Nembhard tested the NBA Draft waters after a standout freshman season, but opted to return to UF for 2019-20. White’s squad also adds Tre Mann, a former 5-star recruit at point guard, this season.
Appleby is the third player to transfer to Florida this offseason, following Anthony Duruji from Louisiana Tech (an undergraduate transfer who will also be sitting out next season) and highly sought-after grad transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr. from Virginia Tech (who has immediate eligibility).
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