Ronnie Montgomery, a pivotal figure in the University of Florida basketball program's ascension to national prominence, passed away at the age of 58 due to complications from a stroke. Montgomery, a standout point guard, played a crucial role in leading the team to its first two NCAA Tournament berths in program history.

By the Numbers
  • Ronnie Montgomery held the UF career assists record for 24 years with a total of 503 assists.
  • Montgomery averaged 3.9 assists and just 1.5 turnovers per game for a better than 2-to-1 ratio throughout his career.
  • Florida all-time assists leaders: Chris Chiozza (571), Erving Walker (547), Kasey Hill (530), Ronnie Montgomery (503), Eddie Shannon (493).
State of Play
  • Ronnie Montgomery's passing has left a significant void in the basketball community at the University of Florida.
  • His legacy as a pivotal player in Florida's basketball history endures, and his impact on the program's ascent to national recognition is still remembered.
Bottom Line

Ronnie Montgomery's contributions as a skilled point guard and team player played an instrumental role in shaping the University of Florida basketball program's early successes, leaving a lasting impact on the sport in the region.