UF hoops adds another transfer

Mike White has added his third transfer in the last week, securing the commitment of former Penn State guard Myreon Jones on Wednesday afternoon.

Jones started 24 games for the Nittany Lions in 2020-21, averaging 15.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2 assists per game. He shot 39.5 percent from the three-point line, which will be a welcomed skill following the departure of sharpshooter Noah Locke via the transfer portal.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder can either run the point or play off the ball. He’s known as a clutch performer, and he’s shot over 77 percent from the free-throw line in all three of his collegiate seasons. He’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining at Florida.

Since losing to Oral Roberts in the NCAA Tournament, the Gators have lost Locke, Ques Glover and Osayi Osifo to the transfer portal, while Tre Mann, Scottie Lewis and Colin Castleton have declared for the NBA Draft, though Castleton will not hire an agent and could return to UF.

Jones joins former UMKC guard Brandon McKissic and former Boston College forward CJ Felder as transfers into the program. UF will also welcome four-star freshman guard Kowacie Reeves over the summer.

All of these offseason moves leave the Gators with 12 scholarship players for the 2021-22 season as of now, though that number could increase if Castleton stays in the draft, more players transfer or Keyontae Johnson is unable to continue his career.

Ethan was born in Gainesville and has lived in the Starke, Florida, area his entire life. He played basketball for five years and knew he wanted to be a sportswriter when he was in middle school. He’s attended countless Gators athletic events since his early childhood, with baseball being his favorite sport to attend. He’s a proud 2019 graduate of the University of Florida and a 2017 graduate of Santa Fe College. He interned with the University Athletic Association’s communications department for 1 ½ years as a student and has spent the last two football seasons writing for InsideTheGators.com. He is a long-suffering fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Rays. You can follow him on Twitter @ehughes97.