Florida basketball and Todd Golden got good news this afternoon as they secured their first transfer commitment of this cycle.
Yale forward EJ Jarvis announced that he would be continuing his career in Gainesville.
Earlier in the week Jarvis released his top eight schools and moved quickly to decide his next stop.
The Gators beat out teams like Miami, Georgetown, and Notre Dame for the talented forward.
As we talked about in our piece when Jarvis first released his top schools, Jarvis is one of the best all-around players in this year’s transfer class.
The talented forward is 6’8”-220 and has great skills around the rim both offensively and defensively.
In the Ivy League last year EJ scored 11.3 points per game to go along with 5.5 rebounds per game.
One thing that makes Jarvis such an attractive player is how efficiently he scores. He shot 55% from the field, 4-.6% from three-point range, and 72.3% from the free throw line.
That kind of consistent scoring is something that the Gators needed badly at times this season when its offense was in a lull.
Jarvis isn’t just a one-trick pony either. He’s also a great defender, blocking 1.5 shots per game. EJ stayed out of foul trouble too, committing just over two fouls per game.
Being able to guard without fouling speaks to EJ’s discipline, and staying out of foul trouble down the stretch in SEC competition is invaluable.
EJ’s commitment could be the first domino for Golden and the Gators in the portal. They had Iona guard Walter Clayton Jr. on campus this past week, and are in a good spot for other transfers such as BJ Mack.
If Golden can hit on who he wants in the transfer portal, this Gator roster could look much different in a few weeks.
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