GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Mike White landed an impact scorer off the transfer market Monday, as College of Charleston guard Canyon Barry is headed to UF.
The 6-foot-6 swingman averaged 19.7 points a game last season and is the youngest son of Hall of Famer Rick Barry.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news, saying Barry, who is immediately eligible as a graduate transfer, chose Florida over Kansas, Ole Miss and Miami, his father’s alma mater.
Later, Barry and White confirmed the report on Twitter.
Injuries derailed Barry’s 2015-16 season for the Cougars, as the guard missed the final two months of the year with a shoulder injury. In just 13 games, Barry shot 37.6 percent from 3 and 84.5 percent from the charity stripe -- continuing his dad’s legacy of shooting free throws underhanded.
The swingman should immediately bolster Florida’s shooting and depth next season. Barry is capable of playing multiple positions and is a career 34.4-percent from behind-the-arc. A 4.0 student, Barry plans to pursue a graduate degree in nuclear engineering.
He explained his decision to transfer to UF in a statement Monday.
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