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Florida guard Andrew Nembhard to transfer

Nembhard was testing the NBA Draft waters.

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One of the SEC’s top guards is changing schools.

Florida Gators point guard Andrew Nembhard was testing the NBA Draft waters, though most assumed he’d eventually pull out.

Well, he did just that Saturday, but he also decided to transfer from Florida, according to Jeff Goodman.

A 6-5, 193-pound point guard from Canada, Nembhard started all 67 games for Florida the past two seasons. The SEC All-Freshman Team pick averaged 11.2 points and 5.6 assists as a sophomore last season while shooting 44.1% from the field and 30.8% from deep. He went for seven points, five rebounds and eight assists vs. just one turnover in the season finale vs. Kentucky.

Had he returned to Florida, Nembhard would have been one of the league’s top returning players next season, and he now becomes arguably the best transfer on the market.

I don’t think Kentucky will show interest, but John Calipari does love big point guard. Assuming Nembhard sits out next season, he’d be a redshirt junior when the 2021-22 season tips off.

One could argue a junior Nembhard will be better than any of the 2021 point guard recruits. Currently, the highest-ranked point guard in 2021 is Kennedy Chandler, who is ranked 13th overall.