Former Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard announced earlier today that he’s transferring to Gonzaga, where he’ll have to sit one season and will then be eligible to play for two years.
Nembhard, a former five-star recruit who originally chose the Gators over Gonzaga and USC, decided to join Mark Few’s program after also considering Duke, Memphis, USC, Stanford and Georgetown.
Nembhard started all 67 game for Mike White’s program the last two years. As a true freshman in 2018-19, he averaged 8.0 points, 5.4 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals while averaging 32.9 minutes per game.
Nembhard tested the NBA waters after his freshman campaign, but he elected to return to Gainesville. As a sophomore this past season, he averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.1 SPG. Nembhard struggled shooting from the perimeter, however, hitting merely 30.8 percent of his launches from 3-point land.
Nembhard opted to test the NBA waters again after his sophomore campaign. Then on May 31, he withdrew from the NBA Draft and announced he was transferring.
Nembhard is an outstanding passer, but the year off will give him time to work on his jumper and improve his quickness. He does a lot of really good things but if he wants to play in the NBA, Nembhard has to improve his long-range shooting and his speed.
Few has to be thrilled to add a veteran point guard who is extremely unselfish. He’ll be a great addition to the Bulldogs in 2021-22.