Todd Golden and his recruiting staff are still reviewing what options are left in the transfer portal, and one standout option is former Saint Peter’s point guard Jaylen Murray, who is also known as Juju.
Murray averaged 12.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his sophomore year with the Peacocks. He entered the portal on May 3 and is still weighing his options. Florida and Ole Miss are the two programs that attract the most interest.
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The Gators will receive him according to the last three days of May Gators online, and the rebels should get him for an official visit at some point. That probably means Ole Miss is the team to beat, but getting Murray on campus can help UF move up the ranks.
Florida has already added a handful of players from the transfer portal in 2023. Most of them are substitutes for the frontcourt rotation: center Micah Handlogten, power forward EJ Jarvis and forward Tyrese Samuel. Former Iona point guard Walter Clayton is the only backcourt participating in the program this year.
Murray is ranked No. 101 overall on On3’s transfer portal rankings. He is also number 20 of the point guards that entered the portal. On3 is currently ranked 10th in Florida’s transfer class in the nation. Adding Murray would move them up a spot or two.