Deaundrae Ballard is moving on, too.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore shooting guard became the third UF player in the span of 24 hours to announce intentions to transfer from the Florida basketball program, the Sun confirmed Wednesday, joining teammates Keith Stone and Mike Okauru in moving on from Gainesville. 247Sports’ Evan Daniels was the first to announce Ballard’s intention to transfer.
A former four-star prospect, Ballard received regular minutes throughout much of UF’s 2018-19 season, but the Atlanta native’s playing time took a hit in late February when coach Mike White opted to tighten up his rotation. In 59 games, Ballard averaged 4.1 points per game on 39.7 percent shooting from the field.
Ballard’s departure leaves Florida with four scholarships to fill before opening the 2019-20 season, giving White plenty of roster options.