Florida Basketball: Jordan Pope is the next big name in the transfer portal

The guard from Oregon State averaged 17.6 points per game this season

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The transfer portal has been moving fast and furious and Florida Basketball has had their eyes on a handful of players and are seemingly making progress with some as Portal God Todd tries to work his magic.

And as the Gators look to replace Riley Kugel and Zyon Pullin for next season, a big name guard just entered the transfer portal that Todd Golden needs to make a phone call to.

Florida Basketball: Air Jordan

Jordan Pope is a 6'2" guard who played for Oregon State this season and averaged 17.6 points per game.

Pope is adapt at creating opportunities on his own and oftentimes scores in iso situations. He is capable of attacking the rim, but the 15% of his shot attempts came up close. He is more of a dribble, step back three type of player who averaged 37% from three this past season.

Likewise he is capable of passing and has some nice assists of tape, but at 3.4 assists per game make no mistake that he is a shoot first guard.

Pope entered the portal yesterday and given his scoring prowess one would imagine that he received phone calls from all over the country. No word yet on if Golden has contacted Pope or if Golden thinks Pope would fit into the offense.

Similar to what we said about guard Jordan Sears when it was reported that Golden had contacted him too, is Golden looking to bring in a guard who was the primary ball handler for their old squad when Florida will still have Walter Clayton back in 2024/25?

That's for Golden to sort out, and there is reason to believe that the two would pair well together as it would give two guards who can both beat their man, creating matchup nightmares.

Pope will be a player to keep an eye on for someone to land next season.