As we continue to run through transfer portal targets for Florida basketball, we make our way to the Southland Conference to look for the Gators’ new point guard.
Demarcus Sharp from Northwestern State is in the transfer portal and has already drawn attention from a lot of schools.
Aside from the Gators, Sharp has received interest from Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and others.
Sharp was the do-it-all guy for Northwestern State and will be an instant-impact transfer wherever he lands.
After playing his first two years at Missouri State, he transferred to the Demons last year and broke out.
He scored 19.5 points per game to go along with five rebounds and five assists. He shot 54.7% from three-point range, which is a quality that the Gators desperately need. Granted, he doesn’t shoot a ton of threes, but his effectiveness when he does is still important.
Sharp is also an 80% + free throw shooter, and averages just under two steals per game.
What I found so impressive about Sharp is his durability. He played in 33 games this year for the Demons, averaging over 34 minutes played in each one. He understood that he had to be the best player on the court for them and followed through on it every game.
Demarcus is more than ready for a big moment, and moving up to the SEC wouldn’t faze him.
Sharp’s consistent scoring is what makes him so appealing to the Gators. A team that didn’t score a lot in the first place and went into lulls almost every game needs a guy that they can turn to for a bucket.
Demarcus scored more than 30 points six times last year, eclipsed 20 in 14 games, and hit 40 in his highest-scoring game of the year.
It’s safe to say that Sharp is one of the most important transfers that Golden will go after. Kyle Lofton was great at running the offense but wasn’t a great scoring threat. Sharp brings Lofton’s command and control alongside the ability to score at will.
Demarcus is the type of player that could totally change the outlook of the Gators next season.
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