Duke basketball: Andrew Nembhard sets decision date as suitor emerges

Duke basketball target dribbles for the Florida Gators in his freshman season.
Duke basketball target dribbles for the Florida Gators in his freshman season. /

Duke basketball transfer target Andrew Nembhard has set a date for an announcement as a new suitor emerges.

Tuesday afternoon was filled with news regarding the transfer of former Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard as he inches closer to a decision.

As previously reported, the main three destinations for Nembhard were considered to be Duke, Gonzaga, or Southern California, but CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted on Tuesday that Memphis has also emerged as a potential landing spot for the point guard.

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It was then reported later in the day by Corey Evans of Rivals that the highly sought-after transfer would announce his decision on Monday, June 22, according to Nembhard’s father.

The Top-6 schools the Canadian native is considering are the four programs mentioned above along with Stanford and Georgetown.

Oregon and UCLA were two other teams that were rumored to be involved with Nembhard, but interest on both sides has since cooled.

Prior to entering the NCAA Transfer Portal, Andrew Nembhard originally entered his name in the 2020 NBA Draft before withdrawing and announcing his future intentions.

In his two seasons at Florida, the 6-foot-5 guard averaged 9.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game on 42.8 percent shooting from the floor and 32.7 percent from 3-point range.

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Nembhard was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in his first year in Gainesville, followed by averaging 11.2 points per game in his sophomore campaign.

Regardless of where Andrew Nembhard lands, he will have to sit out this upcoming season because of NCAA Transfer Regulations, but he would still have two years of eligibility remaining starting in the 2021-22 season.

Duke has one open scholarship, and it looks like it would go unfilled if Nembhard does not commit to the Blue Devils.

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Mike Krzyzewski’s team did make the Top-6 for Class of 2021 prospect Jonathan Kuminga, who has been rumored to be reclassifying into the Class of 2020 after appearing in The Patrick School’s virtual graduation, but the two favorites for the forward are Texas Tech and the NBA G-League.

Neither a time nor platform was given for Andrew Nembhard’s commitment, but one could assume the announcement would come via his social media pages, either on his Twitter or Instagram.