Al Horford will not have to make the difficult decision of whom to root for if the Florida Gators and Michigan Wolverines play this season. That’s because his brother, Jon Horford, has decided to leave UM for UF for his senior season. ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman broke the news:
Florida has landed Michigan transfer Jon Horford, sources told ESPN. Eligible next season. Will help Gators frontcourt depth.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 26, 2014
Horford adds depth to a very talented Florida frontcourt next season. The 6’10″ power forward will join Dorian Finney-Smith, Chris Walker, incoming freshman Devin Robinson, and fellow transfer Alex Murphy on the Gators frontline. There’s also a possibility of South Carolina transfer Damontre Harris joining the team next season after sitting the 2013-14 season out when Billy Donovan suspended him indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Horford averaged 3.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 13.8 minutes last season.
Horford joins Murphy as Gators legacies. Jon’s brother Al was obviously one of the greatest to put on a Gators jersey. Alex’s brother Erik had a fantastic career at Florida. Both are now playing in the NBA with Al leading the Atlanta Hawks and Erik getting a fresh start with the Utah Jazz after spending most of the season with the Chicago Bulls.
The frontline depth means Florida could rotate as many as 10 scholarship players on any given night. The Gators returned everyone eligible off of their 2014 Final Four run.