Florida basketball has already secured EJ Jarvis in the transfer portal and is now among the finalists for another elite transfer.
Tramon Mark, a Houston transfer, had included the Gators in his top four schools as he gets ready to decide where he’ll play next season.
The other three schools Mark is considering are Arkansas, Kansas State, and Texas A&M.
Mark was a key member of the Houston Cougars this season as they secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament before getting knocked out in the Sweet 16.
He started in every game for the Cougars, scoring 10.1 points per game, grabbing 4.9 rebounds per game, and dishing out 1.9 assists.
It isn’t easy to put up crazy numbers when you’re teammates with Marcus Sasser, who does just about everything. Mark was the 4th leading scorer and 3rd best rebounder on a Houston team filled with talent.
From last year to this past season, Mark’s overall shooting percentage went down (45.5 to 29%) but his three-point shooting went up (27.8% to 32.8%).
Funnily enough, with these contrasting percentages, his overall scoring stayed the exact same, at 10.1 the past two years.
One thing I like about Mark is that he isn’t afraid of the moment, and wants the ball in his hands when it matters most.
He had his best game of the season in the NCAA Tournament during Houston’s win over Auburn. He scored 26 points, had nine rebounds, and shot almost 53% from the field.
He also has this remarkable game-winner under his belt from a few seasons ago.
Travon would be a good number two guy to back up (hopefully) Walter Clayton Jr., if Clayton decides to come to Florida next season as well.
He won’t run the offense on his own, but Travon has a good skill set that fits in with Golden’s offense and could be a consistent contributor for the Gators.
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