Dec 19, 2015; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Charleston Cougars guard Canyon Barry (24) drives to the basket as Miami Hurricanes guard Sheldon McClellan (10) defends during the first half at BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Canyon Barry Looking to Make Instant Impact for Gators

The Florida Gators men’s basketball team has high hopes for graduate transfer Canyon Barry.

The Stats

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.

Season Averages
2015-16 COFC 31.9 6.5-16.1 .402 2.2-6.5 .333 4.6-5.5 .845 3.4 1.3 0.5 0.8 1.5 2.4 19.7
2014-15 COFC 34.8 4.4-11.7 .379 1.9-5.3 .368 1.7-2.4 .722 5.1 1.6 0.5 1.2 1.9 2.0 12.5
2013-14 COFC 23.9 3.0-8.8 .338 1.1-3.5 .306 2.3-3.2 .737 2.4 1.4 0.3 0.5 1.8 2.2 9.3

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.

He said the transition from CAA to SEC has challenged him, but he’s confident about the team making it to their first NCAA tournament since 2004.

Excited for the O’Dome

The first half of the season will be played mostly on the road, but Barry is ready to play in 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.

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