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Andrew Nembhard Transfer: Gonzaga is in the Running

The Zags chased the five-star recruit hard before he eventually picked Florida.

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Former Florida Gators point guard Andrew Nembhard is reportedly considering three schools to finish out his college career: Gonzaga, Duke, and USC, according to Jon Rothstein.

Nembhard was a five-star recruit and ranked No. 23 in the Class of 2018. Those three schools should not be much of a surprise as final landing spots. He took official visits to both USC and Gonzaga, and Duke, well, is Duke.

In two seasons at Florida, Nembhard was a highly effective point guard who never was able to fully realize his potential. Last season in his sophomore year, he started all 31 games, averaging 11.2 points and 5.6 assists per game. He was an effective shooter in the mid-range game, hitting 51.3 percent of his two-point shots, but only 30 percent from three-point land.

Nembhard flirted with entering the NBA Draft but withdrew due to the uncertainty of this year’s process. Theoretically, under normal NCAA transfer guidelines, Nembhard would have to sit out next year and have two remaining years of eligibility.

That should all bode well for the Zags to start 2021. Jalen Suggs, under basically every single timeline, will have departed for the NBA by then. There is a good chance that Joel Ayayi will do the same. The Zags backcourt will be led by a sophomore Dominick Harris, and pairing with him with Nembhard would be more than enough to carry the torch.