The University of Florida and head coach Mike White have officially landed their first 2018 basketball recruit. Four-star point guard Andrew Nembhard announced Monday night that would take his talent to the University of Florida. Nembhard is the highest ranked recruit Mike White has landed as the Florida Gators head basketball coach. The Gators had to compete with some of the top basketball schools in the country and they landed a player they need. Florida will mostly likely lose both of their starting guards. Chris Chiozza is graduating and KeVaughn Allen will likely head to the NBA Draft. Andrew Nembhard is the only 2018 commit in the Florida Gators recruiting class.
Who is Andrew Nembhard?
Andrew Nembhard is a four-star point guard out of Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. The newest Florida commit is originally from Aurora, Ontario, Canada. He is one of the top high school recruits in the country and the 5th ranked Canadian prospect. Nembhard received 12 offers during his recruiting process. He received offers from Florida, Gonzaga, Ohio State, UCONN, Villanova and Virginia. When it came down to his top four, Nembhard had Florida, Gonzaga, Ohio State and USC Trojans. On Scout, Andrew Nembhard is the 29th ranked recruit and the 8th ranked point guard in the country. On ESPN, Andrew Nembhard is the 46th ranked recruit and the 11th ranked point guard in the nation. He made an official visit to the University of Florida on September 29th.
Andrew Nembhard is a 6’4” 185 pound point guard. He is a very young 2018 recruit as he was originally a Class of 2019 recruit but reclassed in the 2018 class. Before he reclassed, Nembhard was the 15th ranked recruit according to ESPN. One of the first things that jumps out at you when you are watching his mixtape is how quick he is to the basket. He does a very nice job of finishing when he’s under the basket. His biggest strength is his passing ability. He has great vision and knows how to distribute the ball well. He’s a solid shooter. Doesn’t take many three point shots. He is more of a midrange shooter when he penetrates. Good defensive player and a really nice pickup for the Florida Gators.