Gators add second transfer of the day in BC's CJ Felder

Graham Hall
UF basketball writer
Boston College forward CJ Felder (1) and Syracuse forward Quincy Guerrier (1) battle for position during a game last December in Boston.

Boston College transfer CJ Felder has chosen Florida as his destination, the 6-foot-7 forward announced late Friday, giving the Gators a second commitment from a transfer within a 10-hour span. 

Felder averaged 9.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game last season for the Eagles, including a season-high 24 points in a one-point loss against Duke on Jan. 6; he also recorded a season-high 14 rebounds while playing 38 minutes in BC’s four-point loss against Wake Forest. His defensive rebounding ability, motor and physicality are highly regarded – and they’re all things the Gators sorely missed at times last season. 

After Boston College managed just four wins, Felder – a Sumter, South Carolina native who was one of the team’s few bright spots in 2020-21 – opted to enter the transfer portal, and he had no shortage of suitors. Within 24 hours, Felder had heard from double-digit programs. 

As they did with 6-foot-3 guard Brandon McKissic, the Gators and coach Mike White emerged atop the rest when it came to landing the services of a coveted transfer target. Following an abundance of transfers – seven Gators left the program within a nine-day span – UF has quickly made up some ground with the additions of McKissic and now Felder.