After starting every game last season for Florida, freshman point guard Andrew Nembhard is testing the NBA waters.
The Aurora, Ontario, native announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft Friday, just nine days from the deadline for early entrants, but will retain his eligibility and the option to return to Florida in 2019.
Nemhard released the following statement:
“Playing in the NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine and I know I have a unique opportunity to fulfill this dream,” Nembhard said in a statement. “I plan to take this process seriously and ultimately evaluate what is best for me, my family and my long term goals as a basketball player.”
Nembhard finished his inaugural season at UF with 196 assists, good for the fourth-highest single-season total in Florida history, in addition to averaging 8.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.