Update: Florida welcomes sophomore Castleton, a Michigan transfer

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Michigan forward Colin Castleton Castleton leaves Ann Arbor after averaging 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

[Updated, 4-30-20, 4 p.m.] Following the decisions of the team’s primary ball handlers to test NBA draft waters, the shake-up of the Florida men’s basketball team continued Sunday with Colin Castleton’s decision to transfer to the program. 

Florida officially added Castleton to its roster Thursday, it announced.

The 6-foot-11 power forward entered the transfer portal April 9 after two seasons at Michigan, where he averaged 2.3 points in 44 games. Castleton’s career-best 14 points came vs. Houston Baptist, and he also posted double-figure scoring performances against Nebraska (11) and Iowa State (10).

He played in 25 games for the Wolverines last season, averaging 7.9 minutes per contest (3.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and shooting .533 from the field) off the bench.

As a high school senior, Castleton finished in the top 10 for the state of Florida’s Mr. Basketball award, averaging 24.5 points per game at Father Lopez Catholic in Daytona Beach.

He will sit for the 2020-21 season and be eligible to compete in 2021-22 with two years remaining per the NCAA rules.

It was a busy day for the UF program, as earlier guards Andrew Nembhard and Tre Mann entered their names into the 2020 NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to school.