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Gators add former Va Tech guard Jalen Hudson

GAINESVILLE -- For the second time in as many days, Florida landed another guard off the transfer market. 

Virginia Tech guard Jalen Hudson picked UF over Texas on Wednesday, announcing his decision on Twitter. 

While the Gators have yet to confirm the transfer, Hudson is the second guard to commit to Mike White's program this week, joining College of Charleston graduate transfer Canyon Barry

Unlike Barry, Hudson must sit-out next season due to NCAA rules, but the 6-foot-5 guard will have two seasons of eligibility starting in 2017-18. As a sophomore, Hudson averaged 8.4 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Hokies last year, shooting just 40.1 percent from the floor but a respectable 34.6 from behind-the-arc. He scored a season-high 28 points in Va. Tech's NIT win over Princeton. 

Hudson told ESPN.com he chose Florida over Texas because, โ€œI believe in what Coach White is building. I think Florida gives me a great opportunity to perform at a high level, win at a high level and ultimately pursue my dreams of playing in the NBA.โ€

With the additions of Barry and Hudson, the Gators have now filled their 13 scholarship spots for 2016-17. 

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