UF transfer forward Castleton granted immediate eligbility
Florida transfer forward Colin Castleton has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced Friday.
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 with the Wolverines. He appeared in 25 games last season for UM, averaging 7.9 minutes per contest.
A native of Daytona Beach, Castleton returned to the state where he was ranked a four-star prospect coming out of Father Lopez Catholic School, and quickly decided to file an immediate eligibility waiver — a petition that was anything but guaranteed.
After Friday’s decision, however, he’ll look to bolster a UF frontcourt in 2020-21 looking to replace significant minutes after graduating starting forward Kerry Blackshear Jr., UF’s second-leading scorer and leading rebounder from last season’s group, and seeing backup Dontay Bassett enter the transfer portal in March prior to enrolling at Weber State.