According to school records, Israeli point guard Nimrod Tishman is enrolled for classes for the fall semester at UF.
Tishman is still awaiting NCAA clearance to determine if he’ll be able to play basketball at UF this season. Because Tishman played overseas, the NCAA must determine whether his ties with the Maccabi Tel-Aviv club team affected his amateur status.
It’s unclear whether that will be determined before Florida’s opener Nov. 15 against Stetson.
The 6-foot-6 Tishman averaged 18.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists at the 18-under European championships over the summer. He’s versatile enough to play point guard, shooting guard and small forward because of its size.
Florida coach Billy Donovan took a cautious approach when asked how he felt about the point guard position before last week’s Ocala tip-off club banquet. Donovan can’t comment on Tishman until he’s cleared. Sophomore Erving Walker goes into this season as the projected starter at the point.
“For the most part, Erving pretty much played the two guard spot and the ball was in Nick (Calathes’) hands a lot, so certainly that was an area of concern,” Donovan said. “Kenny Boynton, how much he can play back there remains to be seen, I don’t think he really played much of the point in high school although he did bring the ball up and do some of those things. How we try to use maybe Chandler (Parsons) or Dan (Werner) back there as bigger forwards who are good handlers, I think all of those things are things we’re going to figure out going forward.”