Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The 6-foot-10 Horford, who averaged 3.8 points and 4.2 rebounds last year, will be available to play immediately this season.
“He just feels really confident about it,” Elizabeth Horford told MLive. “He’s very confident about getting the minutes he needs.”
Horford is the younger brother of Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks, who won back-to-back NCAA titles at Florida in 2006-7.
“Al’s legacy definitely came into (Jon picking Florida),” Elizabeth Horford told MLive. “That and he just loves the coaches there.
Horford could compete for playing time alongside rising sophomore forward Chris Walker, as well as Damontre Harris and Dorian Finney-Smith. Florida, which lost in the national semifinals to UConn, also adds freshman forward Devin Robinson and Duke transfer Alex Murphy, who is expected to become eligible in December.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.