Tishman not cleared

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Nimrod Tishman is listed on the roster of Florida’s official athletics web site.

But Tishman has yet to be cleared by the NCAA, meaning he still can’t take part in fall individual workouts with the team.

Tishman is listed on the roster at 6-foot-5, 182 pounds. If cleared, Tishman will wear No. 42, last donned by former Gator big-man standout Al Horford.

Tishman is enrolled at UF for the fall semester and could provide some needed depth in the backcourt if he’s eligible to play this season. Tishman’s size and ability to play multiple positions have drawn comparisons to former Gator point guard Nick Calathes. But outside observers who watched the Israeli standout at the European Championships don’t expect Tishman to make a Calathes-type impact in his freshman season.

In other jersey news, incoming freshmen Kenny Boynton will wear No. 1 (recently vacated by the departure of Eloy Vargas) and Erik Murphy will wear No. 33. Boyton is listed at 6-2, 183 pounds, while Murphy is listed at 6-9, 217.

Walk-on Kyle McClanahan will switch from No. 4 to No. 20.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Is the NCAA Clearing House an office of the United States Government? If it is, then I understand why it takes so long to get a kid cleared. So many hands in the pot and then you got to mail all your inquiries and then get them mailed back. In this world of technology we should be able to get this done in a manner of a few weeks at the most. I mean, we can track down where meat came from a mad cow within a few weeks for goodness sakes. I hope the kid can get everything worked out because the team can use another body that has talent within a team environment.