Talented Hall-of-Famer’s son plans on transferring to Florida

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Canyon Barry will be a key addition to the Gators next season.


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CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported on Monday that
Florida Gators
has landed one of the most coveted transfers on the transaction market this college basketball offseason:
Canyon Barry
.

The 6-foot-6 senior-to-be spent his past four years (three of them playing) at
College of Charleston Cougars
. He averaged 19.7 points and 3.4 rebounds last season on a Charleston team that went 17-14. Barry did not play in the NCAA Tournament in his first three seasons with the Cougars. He is the son of Hall of Famer player Rick Barry.

Barry picked UF over Miami (where his dad played) and
Northwestern Wildcats
. He’ll be a grad transfer, meaning he’s eligible to play immediately and will only play one season for Mike White’s Gator team. The Gators could use the offensive boost, for sure. This could turn UF into an NCAA tourney team. Barry is that talented.

“I really like Coach White, his integrity, his honesty with me, and his style of play,” Barry said in a statement, ( via ESPN). “He and I both feel that I can make an immediate contribution on the court and help the team chase the goals of winning an SEC Championship and getting to the NCAA tournament next season.”

The College of Charleston men’s basketball Twitter account shared this photo over Barry’s graduation over the weekend, alongside his teammates.

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