Florida men’s basketball signs two top prospects

Florida men’s basketball announced Thursday the signing of two top 2018 prospects in guards Andrew Nembhard and Noah Locke.

“We’re really excited about both of these young men and their future at UF,” Florida coach Mike White said in a 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.”

Despite only having a two-player class to this point, the Gators’ 2018 class is ranked 26th nationally according to the 247Sports Composite.

Nembhard is a 4-star prospect and ranked 28th nationally. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard from Thornhill, Ontario, is projected to play point guard at the collegiate level, which will help alleviate the departure of senior Chris Chiozza after this season.

Locke is a 4-star prospect who was regarded as the best perimeter shooter in the 2018 class. He averaged 18.2 points per game on this summer’s Nike EYBL circuit and hit a 53 3-pointers over the course of 16 games. He is projected to play shooting guard. He is the No. 70 player in the class.

The No. 8 Gators open the 2017-18 season on Monday against Gardner-Webb.

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