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“I liked it a lot actually,” Blackmon told SNY.tv. “I spent time with the teammates, talking to the coach [Tom Crean] so I liked it a lot.”
Asked if he learned anything new about the program from his visit, Blackmon said: “I didn’t really learn anything new. I knew it was a great place and they got a great coaching staff so just spent a little time with them.”
The add/drop deadline for the fall semester at the University of Florida fell on Tuesday and, according to the registrar’s office, 6-foot-10 Gators freshman Chris Walker is not enrolled, meaning he will not play during the first semester.
The McDonald’s All-American out of Holmes County (Fla.) High School has reportedly been taking three online classes in an effort to reach the NCAA Division I level’s minimum requirement for freshman eligibility.
Walker will now look to finish the coursework and become eligible once Florida’s first semester ends on Dec. 13. Theoretically, under that timetable, Walker could suit up on Dec. 17 when the Gators take on Memphis in the Jimmy V Classic. That game is slated for a 9 p.m. tip at Madison Square Garden and will be televised nationally on ESPN.