Florida basketball 2016 signee Gorjok Gak was ruled ineligible for the 2016-17 season, the school announced on Tuesday. He will enroll and practice with the team in August, but will not be allowed to play.
Gator Sports’ Kevin Brockway reports Gak’s issues stem from his time at a postgraduate institution in Bradenton, Fla.
Gak's issue not academic, told that he played in too many games in postgrad year at Victory Rock. Was supposed to shut down in Dec.
— Kevin Brockway (@gatorhoops) July 26, 2016
Gak will sit out the 2016-17 season and have three years of eligibility remaining when he takes the court in 2017-18, granted that he meets his progress marks. Florida is expected to appeal his lost season.
Gak originally committed to Oklahoma State, but flipped late to Florida after OSU coach Travis Ford was fired. Originally from Australia, Gak averaged 13.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game as a senior at Bradenton (Fla.) Victory Rock Prep.
Listed at 6-foot-11 and 205 pounds by Florida, Gak is expected to be a key frontcourt piece heading forward for Mike White’s Gators team. He boasts a 7-foot-4 wingspan.