Al Horford's brother Jon to join the Gators next season
Florida may be losing three veteran frontcourt players from its 2014 Final Four team, but the Gators are reloading nicely, including another addition today.
On Saturday, former Gator Al Horford confirmed to the AP that his younger brother Jon will transfer to Florida from Michigan for his final year of eligibility. Horford is graduating next month and will be eligible to play this upcoming season.
Al Horford, who spent three seasons at Florida and won back-to-back national titles, Al, confirmed the decision before Saturday's NBA playoff game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers.
"It's exciting," Al Horford said. "More than anything, I just want him to be successful. I think at Florida he's going to have that chance."
Jon Horford is a 6-foot-10 forward who averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13.8 minutes a game last season. He said in a interview last week he was looking to transfer to a place where he feels he can develop more at his position.
The addition of Horford means the Gators' frontcourt next season will include: 6-foot-10 center Damontre Harris (who sat out this past season), 6-foot-10 fprward Chris Walker, 6-foot-8 forward Dorian Finney-Smith and freshman Devin Robinson, a 6-foot-8 forward from Chesterfield, Va.
Horford will be one of two players on the team who have had brothers play under coach Billy Donovan. Duke transfer forward Alex Murphy is the brother of former Gator Erik Murphy.