UF transfer forward Castleton granted immediate eligbility

By Graham Hall
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Former Michigan forward Colin Castleton had his transfer to UF approved, per reports.

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. 

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