Few Florida fans will forget what Al Horford and the rest of the fab 2004 class meant to the Gators.
Could another Horford be coming down the pike? Horford’s younger brother, 6-foot-9, 200-pound power forward John Horford, attended UF’s individual and team camps in late June. According to sources at the camp, the younger Horford put on an impressive showing in front of Florida coaches.
“He had a great couple of weeks down there,” Horford’s father, former NBA center Tito Horford, said by phone this week. “He really enjoyed himself and played well.”
Currently, Scout.com rates the younger Horford as a three-star recruit. Michigan State already has offered Horford a scholarship. Florida hasn’t yet.
“I know that Billy (Donovan) and the rest of the staff, they really like him,” Tito said. “And if he plays well in the summer, I think there will be a chance (he’ll get an offer.)”
Horford is leaving for Las Vegas this weekend, where he will play for the Michigan Mustangs AAU team. Tito said that his son has added some strength while maintaining a consistent mid-range shooting game from 17 to 19 feet.
“He’s becoming more well-rounded,” Tito said.
Whether that’s enough to convince Donovan remains to be seen. Tito said his son intends to take his time in choosing schools. But Tito said John enjoyed it when he used to come down to Gainesville to watch his older brother play.
Brothers can sometimes be different. But if John posseses the same work ethic and drive as his older brother, he’s definitely worth an offer, regardless of the number of stars beside his name.