Transfer Andrew Nembhard commits to Gonzaga over Duke basketball

Potential Duke basketball transfer Andrew Nembhard commits to Gonzaga
Potential Duke basketball transfer Andrew Nembhard commits to Gonzaga /

Florida transfer Andrew Nembhard has committed to the Gonzaga Bulldogs over the Duke basketball program and others.

The presumptive favorites for Florida point guard Andrew Nembhard have landed their guy as the transfer is headed out west to Spokane.

After a one-day postponement of his announcement, Nembhard made it official by announcing on his social media platforms that he would be joining the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

Gonzaga, Duke, and Southern California were the reported favorites to land the Canadian star, but Memphis also emerged as a threat to land the 6-foot-5 sophomore.

Nembhard’s Top-6 schools were the four previously mentioned above along with Stanford and Georgetown.

Because of NCAA transfer rules and regulations, Nembhard will be ineligible to play in the 2020-21 season but will still have two years of eligibility remaining starting in 2021-22.

Duke was originally taken as a serious threat to land Nembhard once he entered the transfer portal due to senior point guard Jordan Goldwire graduating after this upcoming season and incoming freshman guard Jeremy Roach is considered as a possible ‘one-and-done’.

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However, Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his assistants have been hot on the recruiting trail to land five-star Class of 2021 point guard Kennedy Chandler, who has called Duke his “dream school”.

All signs and predictions point to Chandler ending up in Durham, which could have created a logjam at the position since Nembhard isn’t quite known for his abilities off the ball, as his 3-point shooting was just 32.7 percent over two years at Florida.

In those two seasons in Gainesville, the newest member of Gonzaga averaged 9.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game on 42.8 percent shooting from the floor while being named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

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Andrew Nembhard originally entered his name in the 2020 NBA Draft before withdrawing and announcing he would enter the NCAA transfer portal.

All in all, Gonzaga and Mark Few got their guy, and Duke (could) have their guy in the very near future.