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John Egbunu will be eligible to compete for UF in the 2015-16 season. (Photo Courtesy of USF)

Thursday May 22, 2014Transfer John Egbunu Set to Attend Florida

Gainesville, Fla.

John Egbunu will be eligible to compete for UF in the 2015-16 season. (Photo Courtesy of USF)

The University of Florida men’s basketball team has picked up a second incoming transfer this offseason, adding John Egbunu. Egbunu comes to UF after one season at USF, where he averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds and earned a place on the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.

 

Egbunu is scheduled to begin class at UF in the Summer B term, which begins Monday, June 30. He will sit out the 2014-15 season under NCAA transfer regulations and have three years of eligibility remaining when he resumes competing in 2015-16.

 

John Egbunu | Sophomore | TR | 6-10/245 | Center | Bauchi, Nigeria/Ft. Walton Beach HS

 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14 (USF): Made 31 starts while playing in all 32 games...Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team...USF's all-time leader in rebounding for a freshman with 198...Averaged 6.2 rebounds, the most of any freshman in the conference...Averaged 7.4 points per game, the fourth most among freshmen in the conference...Scored at least 10 points nine times and at least 10 rebounds four times...Recorded two double-doubles...Had 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Santa Clara and season highs with 20 points and rebounds against No. 18 Memphis.

 

PREP: A four-star center. Ranked 72nd by ESPN and seventh overall at his position nationally as a high school recruit, possessing a 40-inch vertical…A strong rim defender who is able to run the floor…Played at Georgia Elite Christian in Atlanta, Ga. before moving to Florida and Fort Walton Beach for his junior and senior seasons.

 

John Egbunu’s Career Statistics

Season

GP-GS

MP

FGM-FGA

PCT.

3PT-ATT

PCT.

FT-FTA

PCT.

OR

DR

REB

AVG.

A

TO

BS

ST

PF-DQ

TP

AV.

2013-14*

32-31

793

89-151

.589

0-1

.000

60-110

.545

80

118

198

6.2

12

55

43

10

92-1

238

7.4

*at USF

 

Egbunu Game Highs (at USF)

Points

 

2013-14 Season/Career

20, vs. Memphis (12/31/13)

Rebounds

 

2013-14 Season/Career

14, vs. Memphis (12/31/13)

Field Goals

 

2013-14 Season/Career

7, vs. Memphis (12/31/13)

Field Goal Attempts

 

2013-14 Season/Career

11, vs. Memphis (12/31/13)

3-Point FG

 

2013-14 Season/Career

---

3-Point FG Attempts

 

2013-14 Season/Career

1, at Temple (1/9/14)

Free Throws

 

2013-14 Season/Career

7, 2x, last vs. Houston (1/4/14)

Free Throw Attempts

 

2013-14 Season/Career

12, vs. Tennessee Tech (11/9/13)

Assists

 

2013-14 Season/Career

2, 2x, last vs. Santa Clara (12/23/13)

Steals

 

2013-14 Season/Career

2, vs. FGCU (12/17/13)

Blocked Shots

 

2013-14 Season/Career

4, 2x, last at Rutgers (3/1/14)

Minutes Played

 

2013-14 Season/Career

33, vs. Memphis (12/31/13)

 

 

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