Nembhard excited to join Florida Gators basketball program

Wednesday was a big day for the Florida Gators basketball staff as they signed two prospects to the 2018 recruiting class during the early signing period.

Florida head coach Mike White spoke on Wednesday about the Gators two new additions.

“We’re really excited about both of these young men and their future at UF,” White said in Florida’s press release. “They are outstanding guys and talented players who we expect to fit in well, both in our team’s culture and style of play.”

Point guard Andrew Nembhard (6-4, 185, Thornhill, ON. Montverde Academy) was one of the two prospects that signed on Wednesday after he reclassified to the 2018 class earlier this fall.

Nembhard officially visited Florida on September 29th and days later announced his commitment to Florida and he says the reasons he did that and signed was because of the coaching staff in Gainesville.

“I decided to sign because I feel confident with the coaching staff at Florida,” Nembhard said. “I feel confident in how I can fit in at Florida academically and as a basketball player.”

Gators coach Mike White is known for his ability to coach up the guard position and that along with the relationships Nembhard built with Florida is the reason he choose Florida over Gonzaga and others.

“They were the best fit for me because of the relationships I’ve built with the staff,” Nembhard said of the fit at Florida. “I feel that I along with the team at Florida can be very successful.”

Many scouts around the country says Nembhard is one of the best ball handlers in the country and has the ability to make plays not only for himself but others with his attacking of the rim style.

Nembhard is the first Gators signee to reclassify since Florida signed Scottie Wilbekin under Billy Donovan.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.