Ex-Hoya forward to visit


Scout.com’s Dave Telep is reporting that former Georgetown forward/center Vernon Macklin will visit the Florida campus today and Friday.

Macklin (6-9, 227 pounds) decided to transfer this spring after averaging 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds in limited playing time during his sophomore season. He may be a better fit at Florida because of his ability to run the floor and defend at the front of UF’s press.

Macklin also has a visit planned for Clemson early next week. Macklin earned McDonald’s and Parade All-American honors at Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia, the same prep school that produced UF center Marreese Speights.

Macklin would have to sit out next season under NCAA Division I transfer rules if he chose to enroll at UF. He would have two seasons of eligibility left beginning in the 2009-10 season.