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.