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Jon Horford will be immediately eligible for the 2014-15 season. (Photo: Jim Cowsert)

Tuesday May 13, 2014Gators Officially Add Graduate Transfer Jon Horford

Gainesville, Fla.

Jon Horford will be immediately eligible for the 2014-15 season. (Photo: Jim Cowsert)

The University of Florida men’s basketball team has officially added transfer Jon Horford, who graduated from the University of Michigan and will be immediately eligible to compete at UF in 2014-15. Horford is now enrolled in graduate school at UF for the Summer A term, which began on Monday.

 

Horford provides UF with additional depth and experience after all three members of the Gators’ 2013-14 starting frontcourt graduated following the season. He averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 minutes in 37 games with Michigan last season, including seven starts, helping the Wolverines to the Big Ten title. Horford scored six points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench vs. Florida when the teams met in the 2013 Elite Eight.

 

Jon Horford | Graduate | TR | 6-9/250 | Forward | Grand Ledge, Mich./Grand Ledge/Michigan

Big man with experience and a proven rebounder…Immediately eligible to play the 2014-15 season…Gives Florida additional frontcourt depth.

AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14 (Michigan): Team captain (tri)...Played in all 37 games and started seven...Averaged 3.8 points, scoring 141 total points...Scored a career-best 14 points at Minnesota...Averaged 4.2 rebounds per game, grabbing 154 total boards...Had 10 or more rebounds in three games…Had a career-best 15 rebounds against South Carolina State.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13 (Michigan): U-M Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award...Helped UM advance reach the NCAA Final Four and national championship game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76…Played in 32 games, with four starts...Averaged 2.7 points per game, scoring 87 total points...Scored in double figures in two games, including a season-best 11 points vs. Penn State...Averaged 2.2 rebounds per game, grabbing 71 total boards.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12 (Michigan): Medical redshirt…Played nine games before injuring his right foot and missing the final 25 games of the season... Made first career start in the season-opener vs. Ferris State...Averaged 2.7 points per game, scoring 24 total points, including a season-best 12 points vs. UCLA.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11 (Michigan): Played in 29 games and averaged 2.0 points per game, scoring 58 total points…Scored a season-best nine points against N.C. Central...Averaged 2.0 rebounds per game, grabbing 58 total boards, and had a season-best nine rebounds against N.C. Central.

PREP: Coached by Tony Sweet...Averaged 17.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game...Led Grand Ledge to 37-26 record during his career...Associated Press Class A All-State First Team (2010)...Detroit Free Press Class A All-State First Team (2010), Honorable Mention (2009)...Detroit News Class A First Team (2010)... Averaged 21.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks as a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of Elizabeth and Tito Horford...Graduated from UM’s College of Literature, Science and the Arts...Father, Tito, played college basketball at LSU and Miami (Fla.) and played professionally in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Bullets...Tito was the first Dominican-born player to play in the NBA, drafted 39th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft...Brother, Al, played college basketball at Florida, winning back-to-back national titles (2006 & 2007) ...Al was the third overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft and currently plays with the Atlanta Hawks.

Jon Horford’s Career Statistics

Season

GP-GS

MP

FGM-FGA

PCT.

FT-FTA

PCT.

REB

AVG.

A

TO

BS

ST

PTS

AV.

2010-11*

29-0

196

22-46

.478

13-18

.722

58

2.0

3

10

11

1

58

2.0

2011-12*^

9-1

97

9-17

.529

6-7

.857

32

3.6

1

5

9

3

24

2.7

2012-13*

32-4

281

34-59

.576

19-27

.704

71

2.2

9

14

16

8

87

2.7

2013-14*

37-7

512

62-110

.564

17-26

.654

154

4.2

19

19

26

10

141

3.8

Totals

107-12

1086

127-232

.547

55-78

.705

315

2.9

32

48

62

22

310

2.9

* at Michigan; ^ Medical Redshirt

Horford Game Highs (at Michigan)

Points

 

2013-14 Season/Career

14, at Minnesota (1/2/14)

Rebounds

 

2013-14 Season/Career

15, vs. S.C. State (11/12/13)

Field Goals

 

2013-14 Season/Career

6, at Minnesota (1/2/14)

Field Goal Attempts

 

2013-14 Season/Career

8, 3x, last at Minnesota (1/2/14)

3-Point FG

 

2013-14 Season

---

Career

1, vs. Utah (12/10/10)

3-Point FG Attempts

 

2013-14 Season

1, 2x, last vs. Long Beach St. (11/21/13)

Career

2, 2x, last vs. Utah (12/10/10)

Free Throws

 

2013-14 Season

3, vs. Penn State (1/14/14)

Career

4, vs. Northwestern (1/30/13)

Free Throw Attempts

 

2013-14 Season

4, 2x, last vs. Penn State (1/14/14)

Career

5, vs. Northwestern (1/30/13)

Assists

 

2013-14 Season

2, 3x, last vs. Ohio State (3/15/14)

Career

2, 5x, last vs. Ohio State (3/15/14)

Steals

 

2013-14 Season

2, 2x, last vs. Wofford (3/20/14)

Career

2, 5x, last vs. Wofford (3/20/14)

Blocked Shots

 

2013-14 Season

4, vs. Arizona (12/14/13)

Career

4, 2x, last vs. Arizona (12/14/13)

Minutes Played

 

2013-14 Season/Career

30, at Minnesota (1/2/14)

 

 

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