Sam Alexis becomes the first Florida Basketball transfer portal commit of 2024

The 6'9" forward is from Apopka
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The transfer portal is heating up for Florida Basketball as Todd Golden and crew have a number of targets on campus this weekend.

One of their early targets to replace Tyrese Samuel has announced his intentions to play in Gainesville next season.

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We profiled Sam Alexis a couple of weeks ago when he had Florida in his final five.

At the time we said:

"Sam Alexis is a 6'9" forward who has played for Chattanooga the past two seasons. From Apopka, Alexis averaged 10.8 points per game and 9.1 rebounds this season.

Alexis is a no nonsense, back you down and finish at the rim type of forward. There isn't a lot fancy to his game, but he is an effective scorer who is adapt at getting to the right spot to get the ball in an advantageous position.

He is a great rebounder and was top 50 in the country this season in rebounds per game. Alexis averaged 2.7 offensive rebounds per game, which was a hallmark for the Gators this season. He is also a great defender of the rim and put up 2.1 blocks per game.

He will catch and shoot for threes, but it really isn't his strength. Alexis averages just 26% from three. Free throws are also a concern as he shot just 48% from the charity stripe this season."

Alexis today announced his plans to come back to the Sunshine State after spending the past two seasons with Chattanooga.

Alexis checks a bunch of boxes that will fit in well in Gainesville and with plenty of scholarship spots still left, expect to see more targets join him in the coming days.