Gainesville, Fla. Florida basketball point guard Andrew Nembhard announced on twitter Wednesday afternoon that he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and coming back to school for the 2019-20 season. Nembhard declared his draft entry in April but maintained his college eligibility by not hiring an agent.
Nembhard was voted to the All-SEC freshman team last season after averaging eight points per game and a strong 2.6 assist to turnover ratio while starting all 36 games at point guard for the Gators. His 194 assists were the fourth-highest single season total in program history.
Most memorably, Nembhard's game-winning three pointer against LSU with one second to play in the SEC tournament quarterfinals essentially lifted the Gators into the NCAA tournament field.
Florida's backcourt should be loaded with talent next season. Noah Locke also returns after setting a school record for most three pointers made by a freshman. And incoming freshman Tre Mann is a McDonald's All-American from The Villages.