After sitting out his senior season while recovering from a torn ACL, Florida senior center John Egbunu has decided not to pursue a medical exemption for a sixth year and will turn pro.
Egbunu’s last game for the Gators was Feb. 14, 2017, when he suffered a torn ACL and MCL in a game against Auburn. Setbacks occurred during a lengthy rehab process and Egbunu was unable to return to the floor this past season.
The 6-foot-11, 265 pound Egbunu averaged 10 points and 6.5 rebounds in two seasons at Florida. His best season was in 2015-16 as a redshirt sophomore, when he averaged 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Gators. Egbunu had seven career double-doubles for the Gators, 84 career blocked shots and 106 career dunks.
Egbunu met with Florida coach Mike White on Monday to inform him of his decision and then posted a goodbye to Gator fans on Monday night on Instagram.