Florida center John Egbunu to return for senior season
Mike White and the Florida Gators received good news on Friday when center John Egbunu announced he will return for his senior season in Gainesville.
“I’m a Florida Gator in my heart, so I wanted another chance to come back and be a Gator,” Egbunu said. “I’ve graduated from here, and I love playing here, being a part of the culture and being with my teammates – it’s a fun team to be around. It’s also a chance for me to continue to improve and grow as a player and help the team however I can. And I can’t forget to mention how great it is to play in front of the Rowdies and all of our Gator fans.”
Good news for the Gators! John Egbunu is coming back: https://t.co/gbP3ernc3h
— Gators M-Basketball (@GatorsMBK) May 19, 2017
Egbunu was averaging 7.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game during his junior season before tearing his left knee ACL in February in a win over Auburn.
Egbunu continues to rehab from surgery and expects to return in mid-January.