Cleveland State transfer Tyree Appleby has committed to Florida, he announced on social media Sunday night. UF officially announced the move Monday night.
“New home,” he wrote.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Appleby is not eligible until the 2020-21 season and would then have two years of eligibility.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound guard averaged 17.2 points and 5.6 assists last season as a sophomore to earn second-team All-Horizon League honors. The Jacksonville, Ark., native scored 899 points and dished 297 assists over the course of two seasons at Cleveland State. After coming off the bench his first eight games, Appleby started 54 of his last 55 games.
Appleby posted 14 games with 20 or more points during his CSU tenure, including a career-best 37 in a win vs. Bowling Green last season and a 33-point outing at UW-Milwaukee.
Appleby earned Horizon League All-Freshman honors and earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Tournament Team in 2018, helping the team to the conference championship game. He went on to earn second-team All-Horizon League accolades in 2019.
Appleby was in Gainesville this weekend on an official visit. He fills the scholarship spot vacated when Isaiah Stokes decided to transfer.
Gators coach Mike White coached Appleby’s brother, Raheem, while at Louisiana Tech.