Florida basketball is getting itself in the mix for plenty of top transfer portal targets, and they just made the final list for another coveted player.
Yale transfer EJ Jarvis released his top eight schools, and the Gators made the cut.
The coveted forward is regarded as one of the best players in the portal, and plenty of major schools are vying for his services.
Other schools in the top eight include Miami, Georgetown, and Notre Dame.
Jarvis is one of the most sought-after players for good reason. He’s 6’8”-220, which would go a long way in filling the holes that the Gators have in the frontcourt.
Last year with the Bulldogs he scored 11.3 points per game and grabbed 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 55% from the field.
He doesn’t just score at the rim either. He’s a great long-range shooter, hitting threes at a 40.6% rate, and sinks his free throws at a 72.3% rate.
Jarvis is also a great rim protector, blocking 1.5 shots per game while committing just over two fouls per game.
EJ has a well-rounded skillset and thrives just about everywhere on the court.
Jarvis is a priority target for Golden and the Gators for a few reasons. The first is that Florida is desperate for a paint presence and rim protection in the portal. The losses of Colin Castleton and Jason Jitoboh make them very thin down low, and Jarvis could help plug those holes.
He’ll also walk in and be one of the best shooters on the team. The Gators were an abysmal group shooting threes last season, so having EJ’s shot could make the offense much more dynamic.
We wrote earlier today about how the Gators were also in contact with Syracuse transfer Joe Girard. Landing both Girard and Jarvis would add a lot of shooting ability and depth to this Gators’ roster that desperately needs both of them.
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