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G Brandone Francis-Ramierz transferring from Florida

GAINESVILLE -- Florida redshirt freshman guard Brandone Francis-Ramierz is transferring, the school confirmed Wednesday. 

Francis-Ramierz’s decision had been rumored for some time, and the 6-foot-5 swingman made the move official in a series of tweets. 

Francis-Ramirez averaged just 2.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 2015-16, struggling to stay in coach Mike White’s rotation due to shooting woes and defensive lapses. 

The Dominican Republic native came to UF as a Top-50 prospect, but he was forced to redshirt the 2014-15 season because of academic eligibility issues.  

In his only year at Florida, Francis-Ramirez was mired in a season-long shooting slump, finishing just 20.2 percent from the floor and a ghastly 16.9 percent from downtown. 

He averaged 10.8 minutes a game, sitting out five of UF’s last seven games.  

“I want it to work out for him,” White told the school website, adding that Francis-Ramierz will likely transfer to a junior college. 

“We really appreciate what Brandone did here and wish him the best.”

Francis-Ramirez joins little-used guard DeVon Walker as the second player to transfer from the program this offseason. The Gators now have two openings on the roster and are recruiting potential graduate transfers. 

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