Florida signee Nembhard to play in Jordan Brand Classic


Fans who want to catch a glimpse of incoming 2018 Florida freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard can do so again this Sunday.

Nembhard is among a group of 26 elite high school seniors that will be participating in the Jordan Brand Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The game is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.

Nembhard is the first five-star signee the Gators have landed in Florida coach Mike White’s three-year tenure. The Ontario, Canada native played this past season at Montverde Academy outside Orlando, where he helped lead the private school to Geico High School Basketball Nationals prep school title last week. Nembhard had 13 assists in the title game.

The 6-foot-4 Nembhard is one of the candidates to replace departed senior Chris Chiozza at point guard next season, along with rising senior combo guard KeVaughn Allen and rising sophomore point guard Mike Okauru.


  1. I saw this kid play in the high school national championship game. He did not shoot the ball too much in that game but showed a lot of poise and distributed and handled the ball really good against pressure. Looks ready to step in and play right of way. Not as quick as Chiozza but at 6′ 4″ he has better size.

  2. That would be alright. Hopefully he’s able to come in and play with Okauru, who I thought showed a lot of improvement and growth at the point this season, and we can have a solid two-tier point, which will allow Kevaughn to go back as the 2-guard and only be a complementary ball handler to the point. Really just feel that he accepted the responsibility to play the point when Chiozza wasn’t on the floor and it just took his shot making skills away. Not too many shot-makers that come from the strict point position, and I think there’s a reason for it. As long as the point finds the open players, handles the ball well with few turnovers, and can create and make free throw opportunities for himself, then that’s perfect.