The Florida Gators men’s basketball team has high hopes for graduate transfer Canyon Barry.
— Chris Harry (@GatorsChris) October 5, 2016
Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing 215 pounds, Barry graduated from the College and Charleston while averaging 12.8 points in 70 appearances. As a redshirt freshman, he played 24 games with 12 starts. As a redshirt sophomore, he played and started in all 33 games averaging a team-leading 12.5 points and 1.2 steals per game. And as a redshirt junior, he averaged a conference-leading 19.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Overall, he was awarded two-time Academic All-American, CAA Winter Sports Scholar-Athlete Award, CAA All-Rookie Team, and more during his time as a Charleston Cougar. Oh and bye the way, he is also the son of NBA Hall of Famer, Rick Barry.
From the CAA to the SEC
But now… it’s great to be a Florida Gator.
The 2016-17 roster is looking to be filled with talent and balance. It’s this collection of players along with coach Mike White and his staff that attracted Barry to the team.
Canyon Barry talks underhanded FT shooting and his role with the Gators. pic.twitter.com/bmd38KAAUr
— Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) October 7, 2016
Excited for the O’Dome
Before Berry can get in the O’Dome he and the Gators will have to play the bulk of the non-conference schedule on the road The first game of the season will be October 26 against Eckerd College in Jacksonville, Florida.