Florida has secured a commitment from Chattanooga transfer forward Sam Alexis, who chose the Gators over Georgia, Mississippi State, Providence, and Xavier. Alexis cited Florida as a great fit and fulfilling a childhood dream, expressing admiration for Coach Golden and the staff. Ranked No. 29 overall among transfer portal players, Alexis displayed significant improvement from his freshman season, averaging 5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 32 games off the bench for Chattanooga, and nearly a double-double (10.8 points and 9.1 rebounds) as a starter this year.

By the Numbers
  • Ranked No. 29 overall among players in the transfer portal
  • Averaged 5 points and 3.8 rebounds in freshman season
  • Nearly averaged a double-double (10.8 points and 9.1 rebounds) as a starter for Chattanooga this year
State of Play
  • Alexis is set to compete for a starting spot given Florida's current roster, with limited forward options available
  • His defensive presence and efficient scoring in the paint position him to replace injured frontcourt player Micah Handlogten
What's Next

Alexis is poised to contribute significantly to the Florida Gators' upcoming games, adding defensive strength and efficiency in the paint to the team's dynamic.

Bottom Line

Sam Alexis' commitment to Florida brings defensive prowess and strong scoring potential, positioning him to be a valuable asset to the Gators' roster and contributing to the team's competitiveness in the upcoming season.