Egbunu to UF per CBS sports

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    You mean, the link that was just posted today? I like Andy, but he has never once posted anything about this elsewhere, nor has anyone intimated a word about it before today.
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    ...wut? No.
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    Awesome news. In a few years we've gone from having an alarming number of players transfer out, to being the beneficiaries of great transfers!
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    Screw that. This is not a needs-based scholarship program or a social experiment.

    Now if the Graham family want to pay for the food and lodging of their son to help the UF basketball team (their son's team) become better - and if Dillon is willing to voluntarily become a second-class citizen for a year (as the father of a walk-on, I know of what I speak), then great! Kudos to the Grahams.

    Also, when Billy signed Graham, he may have told him up front that he could be asked to go off scholarship for a year at some point. We heard rumors of this when Graham signed with us.
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    They couldn't do it directly. A Bull Gator could give a job to a player's parent and the NCAA wouldn't blink an eye. It could even be a business conducting illegal activities. I'm sure a couple of posters here know what I'm talking about...lol.
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    In the G Sun article, it mentioned the ship situation has until the fall to get worked out.

    I hope it isn't Harris after all he and UF have been through.
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    Once again, this should prove no gator fan should worry much about Billy's ability to work out front court stability. Coaches change/adapt over time and Billy obviously has decided to hammer that transfer market. Its smart because of how much more of a known commodity you're getting.
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    When we got Graham, sources indicated he could qualify for an academic scholarship and not use up an athletic one; that was supposed to be one of the appealing things about his commitment... I don't know if that's still the case or if that's what they're referring to when they say there's no problem.
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    Can one of our incoming freshman delay his entry until the fall, thus tying into the fall decision that was discussed on what do with the 14th player? If one doesn't show for Summer B, perhaps Graham retains his scholarship through the summer and then goes on an academic one in the fall.
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    Great info in this article including this video. Dude runs the floor like Joakim Noah.
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    At about 35 seconds or so he gives up a horribly soft rebound lol. Other than that though, he does run the floor extremely well and has some real nice shot-blocking ability.

    Here's a little more. Beast alley oop at 20 seconds, and a few little interview tidbits with Egbunu. I like his attitude
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    Looks like the post-Chris Walker era will still have plenty of oops!

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    He's a well-spoken athlete, Brad.
    Hope he enjoys his time in Gainesville.
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    Sky is the limit for this kid..has every physical attribute you want in a stud C-height/length/ability run floor/leaping ability, etc
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    "He's actually 6'5", with the afro 6'9" Fletch LOL :p
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    It must suck to be a USF hoops fan (not that there really are any). They finally get a couple of good players into the program, flop anyway, and the players bolt. Here's the hierarchy of college basketball in the State of Florida:
    1) UF ... by a HUGE margin.
    2) FSU
    3) Miami
    4) Florida Gulf Coast
    5) UCF
    6) Jacksonville
    7) USF
    8) FAU
    9) FIU
    10) Stetson
    11) FAMU
    12) BCC

    Actually, after UF, they pretty much all suck. That whole 7-through-12 group is particularly hideous. Some of the D-2 schools are on par with that bunch. And FGCU is going to sink pretty soon back into that group.
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    I feel like FAMU and BCC have more recent tourney appearances than the 7-10 group
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    In the interview with billy today on this site, billy says he doesn't know if Egbunu will apply for a hardship transfer to play immediately. What hardship is there? Dude is moving two hours so can't be distance.
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    He left USF because his coach was fired. Historically the NCAA does not grant a waiver on those grounds, but it doesn't necessarily mean they can't apply. It sounds like Billy thinks a year of development would do him wonders, so I doubt we see him apply for a waiver.

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